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Old 06-27-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Rear Shock Recommendation '05 Taco Pre TRD

In another post, I was getting enlightened on the benefits/drawbacks of doing an 'add a leaf' versus adding air bags to my Taco to compensate for load handling.

My rear shocks on this truck are completely worn and could use some TLC, and I was wondering if there are any favorites for replacements. Are the stock TRD Bilsteins a worthy shock? I've seen quite a few different replacements, from Rancho RS999319, to Bilstein BE5-C476-H0 (5100 series).

Granted, I don't do ANY off-roading, but go off the beaten path just to access campsites and such. Most of my truck's use is with hauling a 3000 lb. trailer.

Thanks for sharing your expertise!
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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Stock TRD Bilsteins are an improvement over the Tokiko base shocks but still aren't anything special. I've got the 5100 rear shocks and really like them, even with a stock suspension. I've heard over time they start to ride a little rough but I haven't experienced that yet.
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Thanks for that. I was looking to start with a better shock and change only if need be, versus picking one at random and most likely having to change it sooner rather than later!
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