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Old 11-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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I am a newbie. I do not go 4 wheeling. I do mostly highway driving. My tires are cupping very bad on inside edge. Numerous alignments to no avail. I googled symptoms and came up with "replace front strutts". All parts on my vehicle are original and have 160K miles. I figure time to replace suspention. I have read through much of the "must read" stuff. I figure I want to keep it simple and replace the "coil over strutt thingy" whihc comes pre-assembled as a unit. I will remove one bolt on bottom and 3 nuts on top to replace. Install complete unit and I will not have to worry about compressing spring, buying rubber parts, upper thingy, etc. Since I have a 2wd and do not go off roading I do not want to lift the vehicle. Seems like all the talk is about lifting vehicles and lift kits, etc. My question is ...... where can I get a quality CO strutt assembly that does not lift, nor adjustable. Can anyone recommend a CO strutt and location where I can purchase? The only one I could find is the EZ Strutt from Strutmaster website for $92. I do not want cheap ... I just don't require off road performance for $750.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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oh yeah, it is a 2004 tacoma, 2wd, pre-runner ...... I think ..... it has the TRD sticker on the rear fender, 6 cyl, 5VZ type engine, 4 door,
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are you rotating tires at regular intervals? And when you get the truck aligned is your previous alignment out of wack?
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i do rotate but not consistently. The alignment never seems to be much different from what it was set to previously. My alignment dude and I were running some experiments to see if we could fix the problem by increasing the toe beyond the spec. We did a little bit more each alighment and it never really reduced the cupping problem. I am pretty confident my front shocks are goners and need to be replaced. I wish I would have realized this a year or so ago and I would have saved my Michelin tires.
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