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2005 Tacoma Replacement Shock/Strut Recommendation

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by greg_e, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    greg_e

    greg_e [OP] Member

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    Woodstock, GA
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    05 PreRunner 2x4
    Towing package
    After 167,000 miles its time to replace the shocks and struts on my 2005 Tacoma 4.0 2WD Double Cab Pre-Runner.

    I routinely haul a 5x10 trailer and often overload the short bed. I don't go offroad much since it's only a 2WD. I want to balance the ride (not too stiff) with the need for load support.

    I'm not sure I'm competent to change them myself without some forum support, but I'm fine with buying them then finding a garage or knowledgeable person to install them.

    Cost is not a issue, but I'll want to justify spending more $.

    I plan to drive this truck another 167K + and other than brakes I've made no substantial changes to this truck. It's been an amazing ride.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    greg_e
    Woodstock, GA
     
  2. Dec 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

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    Rear Leaf TSB, Bilstein 5100s, extra leaf added
    greg_e,

    I expect you would be very satisfied with HD Bilstein shocks/struts given how you use your truck. Bilstein has a lifetime warranty as well. From your usage, I really do not see the need to go to the 5100 Bilstein for your useage, though some may have a different opinion.
     
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