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Old 02-18-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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5100's at stock height?

Hello,

My 2003 DC Prerunner (non-TRD) has about 95,000 miles on her, and I'm planning on replacing the torn up OEM shccks with 5100's all around. I don't plan on lifting her, or even replacing the OEM wheel/tire setup. Too old for that. HAHA. Just looking for a good handling, semi-civil ride quality. Anyone have feedback on leaving their front 5100s at stock height? Less preload should be a smoother ride correct? The 5100's are cheaper than HD replacements, which is a plus for me, even though they are backordered right now.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Hmm never heard of anyone doing this? I would think the 5100's would be good cause they have better valving.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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it will ride better than your OEM setup at stock height because it will be more solid and abosorb the bumps better.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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It would be great but I don't think you need to spend that much to get a nice stock, no-lift replacement. It certainly doesn't sound like you need to pay extra for heavy duty or height adjustment capability.
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Yeah, see that's my dilemma. I don't offroad but I tow pretty often and load motorcycles/cement/house stuff etc in it. Lucikly for me I own a truck so it's always being used as a mule by friends, family, etc. I want a stiffer ride for the utility, not for offroading.

My gut reaction was to get the Bilstein HD's for more "oomf".. but they are actually MORE than the 5100's. And I could get some cheap monroe's or the like for a cheap stock like swap, but I figure since I'm swapping them out, might was well upgrade a little.
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i've got a set of oem bilstein trd's i took off my tacoma if you want. they've got decent life left in them (were on the truck for 40k miles).
pm me if you're interested.
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