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1999 - What are good leafs and shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Zer0, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Jan 20, 2014 at 12:21 AM
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    Zer0

    Zer0 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. I want to replace my leafs soon and wanted some advice on good aftermarket brands. Also want to change out my front struts and rear shocks as well.

    Whats a good brand for aftermarket leafs? Someone told me Dorman is a good brand but wanted yall input before I start buying stuff. Also whats a good brand for front struts? Im leaning towards KYB because my buddy has them and he says his ride is great. Should I change the actual spring and strut or just change out the strut?

    For the rear, whats a good shock? Im also leaning towards KYB.

    Anyone know a particular model number I should look into for Leafs, struts, and shocks? Something that wont hurt my wallet to bad I have 2 kids and a high maintenance wife.

    My Taco is a daily driver. No heavy off road use honestly. Just all stock build. Thanks guys!! :) :( :)
     
  2. Jan 20, 2014 at 6:08 PM
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    tacomataco2

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    I've heard general springs are nice quality for stock height reacements. I like bilstein 5100 shocks, they're better than kyb
     
  3. Jan 22, 2014 at 7:32 PM
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    factol

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    Im in the same boat. Need new leaf springs, but don't rock climb or tow heavy stuff so alcan springs or wheelers seem like overkill.
     
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