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Old 09-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Need help deciding some things about my prerunner suspension =)

01 Tacoma Prerunner with over 170K Miles on it.

I am looking to replace all the shocks and struts on this vehicle.
The vechile currently has its original shocks. Hella old now I'm sure.

I found a really good deal on some KYB GR-2's but was wondering if it would be worth spending a couple hundred more on the Trek Master R/T's?

I mostly use my vehicle for regular city and highway driving and I don't do much off roading and was wondering if I'd even notice a difference or perhaps the KYB's are better?

Any info would be appreciated, thank you!
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Have you looked into the Bilstein 5100's? Around $400 for all 4 may be cheaper since you have a first gen taco. The front ones are adjustable 0-2.5 inches. Since your mainly highway you can leave them at 0, and if you decide to lift later, BAM no problem. Check out downsouthmotorsports. Talk with Sonny let him know your a TW member.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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$400 is kind of out of my price range right now. The KYB's are $100 for the set of 4 and the Trek Master are $270.. would rather save the money but if KYB is significantly inferior I'd go with the Trek Master.. Thats what I need to know.. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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dont waste your money on those crappy shocks when you can save up a little more dough and get far better products. contact downsouthmotorsports (they are a vendor here and will give you a TW discount) for some 5100's. you will be able to get all 4 shocks for under $300 shipped.
http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-13...djustable.html
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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Sorry not to familiar with the KYB's or Trek Master. I know Toytec has the Trek Master. I'm sure someone will chime in to help you out.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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i dont know much about trek master either, but do know enough about bilstein and i can tell you if you spend $270 on 4 trek masters when for less than an extra $50 you could get 4 5100's then your a fool. go w/ the 5100's
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i dont know much about trek master either, but do know enough about bilstein and i can tell you if you spend $270 on 4 trek masters when for less than an extra $50 you could get 4 5100's then your a fool. go w/ the 5100's


Matt, "GET TO DA CHOPPA!" I really wanna find out what movie your avatar is from.
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Matt, "GET TO DA CHOPPA!" I really wanna find out what movie your avatar is from.
HAHA i know, one of these days when i have the time i'm gonna rent all the arnold movies and find out which one it is.
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HAHA i know, one of these days when i have the time i'm gonna rent all the arnold movies and find out which one it is.
jingle all the way
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haha, wait... are you serious?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:19 PM   #11
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The 5100s seem nice but i dont do off roading. the truck has over 170,000 miles on it and I just need shocks that are as good as the stocks. would the kyb gr2 be adequate or are they junk?
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haha, wait... are you serious?
I hope not...
Only one way to find out
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The 5100s seem nice but i dont do off roading. the truck has over 170,000 miles on it and I just need shocks that are as good as the stocks. would the kyb gr2 be adequate or are they junk?
5100's are good for everyday use.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:53 AM   #14
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HAHA i know, one of these days when i have the time i'm gonna rent all the arnold movies and find out which one it is.
That doesn't sound like a fun day

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That would be hilarious if it was Jingle All the Way!
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That doesn't sound like a fun day
BAH! you kidding?! sounds awesome!!!


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5100's are good for everyday use.
exactly. why risk going w/ some junk shocks when you KNOW (well, we know) that the 5100's are GRRRRRRREAT!!!

$100 for 4 shocks....c'mon man, your gonna get what ya pay for.
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