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3rd Gen OR Bilsteins Ride vs. Blue Sport Hitachi's

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by baltimorebirds2, Mar 21, 2022.

  1. Mar 28, 2022 at 9:15 AM
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    JJ Diablo

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    I decided on the OME Niteochagers, with soft valving. Ordered em, should have em in a week or so. I think they’re going to have a much better ride quality, and they’ll be a much softer and absorb the bumps much better. I guess the handling isn’t going to be as good anymore, but to be honest, the only time I saw the tight handling being beneficial was around turns, and it was nice, but nobody really buys a truck to street race it and take the turns real fast. Plus, I take turns a lot slower now, given the accident I was in a little over a month ago. Any thoughts?
     
  3. Apr 1, 2022 at 1:40 PM
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    Agreed 100%. Stock OR billies ride phenominal tbh and you can pick them up for dirt cheap with low miles.

    Even with custom valving on my ADS. Still a little on the harsh end. Gonna send them back for a second time soon to be tuned again to see if they can get closer to that oem OR ride quality. /threadjack
     
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    I picked up a set of TDR 4X4 Offroad covers from a TW member for my 2nd gen. Just curious on what the paint markings are on the coils
     
  5. Aug 5, 2022 at 6:32 PM
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    I have the stock Hitachi shocks on my 2022 Tacoma and they are pretty horrible in my opinion. Lots of body roll, and if your going around a turn at 60+ MPH and hit some bumps, the truck bounces so bad that it is almost hard to control. Definitely wouldn't recommend using them to "soften" up your ride.
     
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  6. Aug 6, 2022 at 8:18 AM
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    Yeah I wouldn’t describe them as good. The hitachi’s you have on your sr5 are softer than the ones on the sport, so if you think yours are stiff you should’ve seen my truck before I upgraded them. I now have OME nitrochargers (soft valved struts) all around, 887 springs, icon AAL, and I think it rides great. Way more comfortable than before. There’s a tiny bit of body roll but it’s a trade off for a softer shock. I recommend them
     
  7. Aug 6, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    Just put 200lbs in the box and remove sway bar. The hitachis suck but but now it rides way better 2A0A0CD3-A48E-4366-80E6-32F44A8F07C5.jpg
     
  8. Aug 6, 2022 at 11:11 AM
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    The Sport also has 17" Rims compared to the SR, SR5, Off Road & Pro, all having 16" rims, so your already at a slight "stiffness" disadvantage there.

    The OEM Off Road Bilsteins would be a major improvement, but for literary a few bucks more, the Bilstein 5100s are even bigger & better. You can even get up to 2" of lift, (or not) and use the OEM coils (as per Bilstein).

    No brainer.....

     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2022

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