I'm ready to get new shocks from you guys, but I have just a couple quick questions...
- 2005 Access Cab SR5 4X4
- ~55,000 miles on the truck
- All original suspension parts
- Original 3 leaf pack in the rear (no TSB)
- The original 3 leaf spring pack in the rear is no longer arched, it sits neutral, with a slight 'W' look to it now
This is my daily driver and I commute about 90% highway miles, so a smooth ride over a 1 hour long drive is very important to me.
I don't off-road my truck (nor do I plan to start doing so). At most, I drive through the mountains and go camping, but nowhere that requires off-roading (at most, bumpy dirt service roads).
I DO however, load my motorcycle in the bed of the truck to take to the racetrack about once a month during the summer. I've noticed that when fully loaded (~500 lbs with gear), the rear sags slightly.
I want to be able to continue taking my bike to the track, but I don't really want to compromise ride quality seeing as 99% of my driving is daily highway commuting.
So I was thinking of doing your Bilstein 5100 special deal (all 4 shocks), and maybe a 4 spring leaf pack in the rear?!?!? Also, will my stock SR5 springs suffice for this (again, no lift, stock ride height)?
Do you think this would be a good setup for what I use the truck for? If not, can you give me some recommendations? I'd like to get this ordered and installed (I'll be installing myself) sooner rather than later, seeing as the racetrack has 1/2 price specials during the winter and I'm itching to take the bike out!
Thanks for your help, and thanks for being a great supporting vendor!