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Old 11-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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How does one know if new shocks/springs are needed?

I'm wondering how do I know when the shocks and springs need to be replaced. When I'm on a semi-smooth highway, the whole truck wobbles a little bit front to back. At lower speeds on a very smooth road it's fine though.

Is there a predetermined number of miles that they should be changed?

Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #2
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lol if its a 95 you need new shocks. when you get new ones compress them and the old ones by hand, you'll see the difference!
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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Thanks guys. I take it the Bilstein 5100 are still recommended?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I take it the Bilstein 5100 are still recommended?
You on a budget? there are better shocks, the 5100's are usually recommended for good cost/performance.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #5
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You on a budget? there are better shocks, the 5100's are usually recommended for good cost/performance.
I could upgrade a little. What do you recommend? Also, are the stock Toyota shocks good?
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I could upgrade a little. What do you recommend? Also, are the stock Toyota shocks good?
You could go with a higher end bilstein product, several other recommended brands are Fox, King, Icon, I would say give Downsouth motorsports a call, tell them what your needs are, and they will take care of you and give you some options, they also give discounts to members!
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