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RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:17 PM

New shocks? Truck riding really rough like a tank.
 
Hey fellas, I gotta Toytec suspension 3" lift a while back, and the ride has gotten worse over the past 2 years. I really can't take it anymore. Especially when my wife and mine and her parents have to ride with me. The ride is reallyy stiff. Feels like a tank! Lol :p I'm on a budget of abt $500 . What would be my best option to get this taco riding smooth again?
I drive a 2wd 2007 double cab long wheelbase tacoma.
Thanks fellas and gals! :D

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:20 PM

Btw... I'm running 285/70/16 Firestone destination all terrains . Thx !

Zac808 03-28-2013 08:20 PM

How many miles on suspension? Which toytec kit?

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:28 PM

20k on the suspension lift . Ima dumba$$ when it comes to mechanics. I'm a carpenter lol. I have the original stock shocks . And they added a leaf spring .. It was the basic Toytec lift. That's all I know. Sorry for limited details. I always hear about 5100 bilstein shocks. Would that help? I just had to lift my truck cause of my job . Sometimes I gotta go through mud, and at the time I couldn't afford the 4x4

BBtacosurfer 03-28-2013 08:29 PM

Sounds like you need to replace your shocks like he said ^^^^^^^^^

Zac808 03-28-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBtacosurfer (Post 6662681)
Sounds like you need to replace your shocks like he said ^^^^^^^^^

Lol. Agree. Does your truck keep "bouncing" when you hit a bump?

OZ-T 03-28-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBtacosurfer (Post 6662681)
Sounds like you need to replace your shocks like he said ^^^^^^^^^

X2

veet skeet 03-28-2013 08:32 PM

You gotta replace shocks after only 20k miles on em?

I have over 20k miles on my 5100s. They ride really stiff like a tank too...

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:32 PM

All 4 shocks with the bilstein 5100's?

BBtacosurfer 03-28-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by veet skeet (Post 6662696)
You gotta replace shocks after only 20k miles on em?

I have over 20k miles on my 5100s. They ride really stiff like a tank too...

What setting are the 5100s at?

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:34 PM

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

This is what I had gotten

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 08:36 PM

When I take ppl around , they like damn.. This drives like a tank ! Lol

Zac808 03-28-2013 09:06 PM

Sounds like springs are to stiff. But usually gets softer with time. U say its getting worse though. So maybe shocks. The reason for them going bad so quickly is that they may have been topping out for quite some time.

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 09:10 PM

That's probably true. When I hit bumps . The back of the trucks really rides rough. So should I just get all brand new bilstein 5100's ? Thanks for everyone's input. I'm a newb when it comes to mechanics :/
But that's why I joined this site years ago for the friendly ppl and great information , I plan on keeping my tacoma for a loooooooong time! :)

PerfectTekniq 03-28-2013 09:14 PM

the coil seat isn't upside down is it?

RaginCajun 03-28-2013 09:25 PM

I have no idea lol. I can check .-

Zac808 03-28-2013 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PerfectTekniq (Post 6662894)
the coil seat isn't upside down is it?

Hes got stock shocks. No sure if coil seats are removable on oem billys.


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