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Old 12-22-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Want to upgrade the suspension on my truck what are some good sets for a decent price

I would like to upgrade from stock and get better suspension but i have no idea what to get! Any ideas? Im looking for something thats good quality but not too expensive. Any suggestions? names, sites, and prices would be great! maybe some pictures of ur suspension too! Thanks
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you can get some Bilstein 5100s a big difference between them and stock and for 400 bucks you can get them all around the truck wheelersoffroad.com
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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I was lookis at the 7100 seriies are those good? i wanna be able to go wheeling and not having to worrk about screwin up my truck
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:07 PM   #5
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whatever is easiest but good.. i dont wanna buy some garbage or do a shitty job u kno
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The 7100's aren't set up for our rides...
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:13 PM   #7
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What is set up for our trucks thats good that costs around 200-400 each?
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Throw out some ideas you got for me! i wanna do it soon!
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5100's all around from downsouth motorsports and a 1.5" AAL...
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This maybe a stupid question but can you replace the rear leafs with a coil suspension?
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OK, I have to chime in and make a recommendation for OME. My Old Man Emu shocks have completely transformed my truck. They rock! I notice the difference in all terrain situations (highway, dirt roads, sand, high speed, low speed, parking lot bumps, etc).

Get the front shocks and springs and the rears for a few hundred (around $200 I believe) more then the 5100s everyone previously has been discussing. OMEs are a major step up from those.

Know I've heard many say that you're really just paying for the OME name and that the shocks aren't really that great.. after all they're made by Monroe AU. But I got them and they are awesome!

The TRD Off-road package shocks and springs were so soft and springy.. it was aweful driving at any reasonable speed off-road.. bouncing all over the place.

Anyway, you have many choices certainly. My recommendation.. OME.
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there are so many options to choose from and you kind of left your question open ended. check out toyteclifts.com downsouthmotorsports.com wheelersoffroad.com. these are just few sites you can look at. theres also a good "sticky" to read that sums up alot of lift questions and gives you plenty of information. god luck always ask questions guys here are full of info and are always happy to give it.
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thank you all for your input.. mountainwolfpup is really makin me thik about the ome's thank you man.. definately goin to look into those! jhodge id like to hear more aboput what you were talking about sounds good!
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OK, I have to chime in and make a recommendation for OME. My Old Man Emu shocks have completely transformed my truck. They rock! I notice the difference in all terrain situations (highway, dirt roads, sand, high speed, low speed, parking lot bumps, etc).

Get the front shocks and springs and the rears for a few hundred (around $200 I believe) more then the 5100s everyone previously has been discussing. OMEs are a major step up from those.

Know I've heard many say that you're really just paying for the OME name and that the shocks aren't really that great.. after all they're made by Monroe AU. But I got them and they are awesome!

The TRD Off-road package shocks and springs were so soft and springy.. it was aweful driving at any reasonable speed off-road.. bouncing all over the place.

Anyway, you have many choices certainly. My recommendation.. OME.

id love to see some pictures of your truck. I want the shock difference and a little height with it
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This maybe a stupid question but can you replace the rear leafs with a coil suspension?
http://www.cwiinc.com/offroad_irs.htm
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:42 AM   #16
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Which is the better of the two... OME or the Billstein 5100's???
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I honestly dont know. Your gonna get alot of different responses based on peoples personal experiences. And from what I've read and heard people love both of these lifts. Both ride smooth and achieve the look that most people are trying to attain. I know that the Bilstein 5100's are sock length and you wont gain any travel. Im not so sure on how much if any travel you gain over stock with the OME kit. talk to the toytec guys. they carry both setups and can give you all the info. ill try to find some more info on the OME for ya
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:54 PM   #18
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thank you man.. ya i want a little more clearence and want somethin that i can use for offroading and stuff
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Hello

So going off what others have recommended, here are a couple suggestions.
You said your budget was 3-4 hundred dollars right.




if you got a little more money to spend, you could start here


and then end up here



which call be found HERE.



Let me know if you have any questions.
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