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2002 REPLACEMENT SHOCKS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by POLISHTACO, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Aug 7, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    POLISHTACO

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    I want to replace the front & rear shocks on my 2002 tacoma. I believe the original shocks are still in the vehicle. I want a good shock that is reasonable in price . Any recommendations?
     
  2. Aug 7, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    Bilstein 4600's are a great shock if you want to keep the stock height.

    5100s are good if you want to give it a bit of a lift for nearly nothing (they are adjustable, so you set teh spring perch higher for a "lift"). The rear needs an add-a-leaf or shackles though.

    Roughly $300 for all 4 corners. The cost difference between the 2 are negligible.

    There are several vendors on this site that sell them, some even offer member discounts.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2018 at 5:23 PM
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  4. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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  5. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Any one try Moog St8533 struts on their 1st gen. tacoma?
     
  6. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    @1997tacomav6 or @Jamesboy2233 maybe,. Maybe they used the monroe ones... IDK those are all gonna be about the same I'd think
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TVS1320 Supercharger, 56mm pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC Tvs1320 supercharger,(MUST DO) every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 56mm custom pulley, (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ATM Pathfinders Dynopro ATM ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back dual exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, bucket seats corbeau lg1 Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks, King shocks JBA UCA trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Marlin crawl shift kit. Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Custom 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner Haltech stand alone ECU, Intake supercharger gauge. Stainless steel brake lines, Custom leather wrapped steering wheel, Haltech stand-alone ECU,
    You know I used the Monroe quick lift struts and coils just because I drive so much. They are do able.
    The best thing about them is they have a lifetime warranty, so I replace them every 50,000 for free at pepboys
     
  8. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:13 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    Yup but I drive 30-40k a year and you can ask for free new struts whenever you want
     
  9. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    And if you use the coupon pepboys installs them for 110.00 for the set.
    So it’s like the lifetime warranty for alignment from firestone I have.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    My last set lasted 65,000
     
  11. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    How is the ride with the bilstines compared to the monroes?
     
  12. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    So bordering on "uncontrollably soft boat-like ride"?

    :boink:
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  13. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    I dont know man, I have Monroe's with the original coils and they are pretty bad. The truck has crazy body roll and it bounces like crazy on hard bumps. All my ball joints/tie rods/bushings are new too. The Monroe's replaced the original, completely blown original shocks that had 191k on them, and they are a very slight improvement.

    Monroe's are just way too soft...
     
  14. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    meh. I have sciatica, and my truck's ride is the least of my problems.

    You're young, you kids still bounce when dropped... :D

    I just prefer my trucks to drive like trucks. For that car-like ride I drive the wife's Corolla...

    As we determined earlier, you just need to drive faster, lol
     
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    I did all my body damage in college riding bikes. Raced DH, DS, trials.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    I dunno....whatever Rockauto sells. They are supposedly "OEM" quality, what was on the Tacoma's when new, but they are just junk. I've heard the same from several other guys on here
     
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    So are the Moog basicly the same as the monroes ?
     
  19. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    I've done a mod or two
    Close enough, all the OE replacement brands are made in the same plant (Tenneco)
     
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    Being made in the USA isn't a guarantee of a good product... Ford and Chevy are made here, too, lol
     

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