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2002 REPLACEMENT SHOCKS

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

  1. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM
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    when I combined the 4600 front struts with the progressive rate coils springs on my 04 TRD offroad gave me a great onroad/offroad compromise ride
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    the 1st gen trd offroad model comes with progressive rate front coils from the factory, I just added the 4600s was a winning combo for me
     
  3. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    I put the 4600s on my 2004 and really noticed no heigth increase, recent I put the same 4600s on my 2nd GEN and noticed a slight increase in the overall stance, so small was hardly noticeable but looks better.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    Yeah, they are essentially the same shock. The 5100s are just height adjustable using spring pre-load.

    All this back and forth about which shocks are "better" can be confusing. It's really going to be up to you. Read up on the 5100s (there is a LOT of discussion outside of this thread). Try to use that to decide it they are right for you based on your driving style.

    In the grand scheme, they are relatively cheap, so it's not the end of the world if you don't like the ride, you can sell them and get something like the Monroes and you and @Jamesboy2233 can be best friends, or go with the cool kids and keep the 5100s.

    I said earlier that at this price point, you're going to have to compromise ride vs. performance. Given that you won't off-road with it, those performance compromises that come from a softer shock might not even be noticeable to you.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    I would stick to what u can afford, when the money comes then u can upgrade
     
  6. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    How many vehicles did you say you have? 3?

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:42 PM
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    Maybe sell 1 or 2 and you can afford some new shocks...
     
  8. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    yeah I think its because those Heavy duty 4600s are under more high pressure gas and picked up the stance more, only on my 2nd gen truck tho
     
  9. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    yeah not much but some I like the stance now, before it almost looked like a 2wd 5 lugger going down the street, now it actually looks like a 4x4.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    I have an idea where i'm going with the shocks now. Thanks for all the input. Frank
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:53 PM
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    mine still has a rake, but a little more muscular stock look now, another point that is often over looked with the 4600s is the durability they last forever and haven't had a leak or blowout on any set that I have pounded on/offroad, whereas ive gone thru 2 front struts in 50k miles with the stock TOKICO shocks it was worth the pricey investment to get the BILSTEINS since they can go well over 100k miles without a leaK issue on the many sets of 4600s that ive had
     
  12. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    that's pretty good then, if it aint broke don't fix it then
     
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    I had my 5100s for like 6 years, then I gave them to my friend on his 2003 doublecab. He sold it several months later. I don't drive that much though, maybe they had 50k on them.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2018 at 9:40 PM
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    Its a bit of a rougher ride but my Tacoma has Kyb stage 2 on them. Its a bit stiffer than stock. So far 50k miles on them and no leaks. The stock ones lasted till about 80k in Colorado weather.
     
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    im looking for rear shocks for base 4 door 2wd 4cyl to help with towing and bottomingout. just slight increase in height ok..stiffer ok but dont want rock hard ride. thanks for any advice.. i live close to orieelys- no shipping..close to bass pro too!
     

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