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Old 10-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Do I need new shocks???

I have a 2002 TRD with 118,000 mi. and I was wondering what are some ways you can tell if your shocks are worn out. They do not make noise and they seem to ride pretty good, but if I put new ones one and tell a big difference it would be worth it. What kind should I get stock or what, I do very little off roading I mainly stick to the street.
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The 5100 Bilstiens are a HUGE upgrade from OEM and ride nice.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Try standing in the bed and rocking back and forth. if the bed doesn't stop rocking after 2-3 rocks you might want new shocks. That is just the way I was taught to check.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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Try standing in the bed and rocking back and forth. if the bed doesn't stop rocking after 2-3 rocks you might want new shocks. That is just the way I was taught to check.
I was told similar. except to jump up and down.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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Toss a bucket of chicken in the back....cruise the "big" girl park and when the feeding frenzy begins....you'll know.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #6
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Toss a bucket of chicken in the back....cruise the "big" girl park and when the feeding frenzy begins....you'll know.
Ah....Then you risk tailgate damage.
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Yeah and the TSB doesn't cover 1st gens!
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Ah....Then you risk tailgate damage.

Thanks Lou....
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dude I'm in same baot, but i know i need new shocks bt dont know what to go ...?
anyone got idea?
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:56 PM   #10
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If you need new shocks. The 5100's are a great shock! they ride soo nice!
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:07 PM   #11
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I would say you got your moneys worth out of the stockers!!
My son's 03 has 80K on it and it is getting them on Wed.
It was very soft and wallowy ( is that a word?).
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