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05 saggy front end. Replace with newer model struts?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FishaRnekEd, May 1, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    FishaRnekEd

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    Hey, I've been reading for about an hour on here. I used a search and it appears that just about any 2nd gen Tacoma struts will fit my truck.

    2005 4x4 4dr 6speed 4.0L base model. no electronics beside ABS.

    The front end is sagging a bit and taco lean, the back end was too, so I replaced the stock worn out leaf with general springs HD 4 leaf. they are a bit stiff, but much better with a load.

    My back end is about 2" taller than the front now. so if I bring the front up 1-1.5 in, that would be perfect.

    I cant seem to figure out what year and model of stock struts I should put on. I would like it closer to level, without needing to replace anything other than the struts.

    I'm looking to find stock struts somebody took off, so I don't have to spend much and can make a quick direct swap.

    I am fairly certain that this has already been answered a hundred times, but I cant seem to use the right search key words.

    Thanks, Eddie
     
  2. May 3, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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  3. May 3, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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  4. May 3, 2016 at 9:01 AM
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    Did the same thing to his truck- added TRD OR suspension to his base. Maybe he can add some insight if he got any lift out of it and/or how much.
     
  5. May 3, 2016 at 9:03 AM
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    Thanks, now I still have to find somevody to sell them to me... plenty on ebay and on here, but they aren't worth the shipping price usually.
     
  6. May 3, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    The TRD OR suspension helped off road. Didnt really add much if and height. Right now I am running 5100s and they work well. Set at the 1.75 setting they are slightly higher then the rear end. You dont notice it when the truck is on flat ground. That is how slight it is.
     
  7. May 3, 2016 at 10:42 AM
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