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5100's at stock height?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by asus611, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    asus611

    asus611 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    My 2003 DC Prerunner (non-TRD) has about 95,000 miles on her, and I'm planning on replacing the torn up OEM shccks with 5100's all around. I don't plan on lifting her, or even replacing the OEM wheel/tire setup. Too old for that. HAHA. Just looking for a good handling, semi-civil ride quality. Anyone have feedback on leaving their front 5100s at stock height? Less preload should be a smoother ride correct? The 5100's are cheaper than HD replacements, which is a plus for me, even though they are backordered right now.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    TacoSupreem

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    Hmm never heard of anyone doing this? I would think the 5100's would be good cause they have better valving.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    sincitytaco

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    it will ride better than your OEM setup at stock height because it will be more solid and abosorb the bumps better.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    It would be great but I don't think you need to spend that much to get a nice stock, no-lift replacement. It certainly doesn't sound like you need to pay extra for heavy duty or height adjustment capability.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Yeah, see that's my dilemma. I don't offroad but I tow pretty often and load motorcycles/cement/house stuff etc in it. Lucikly for me I own a truck so it's always being used as a mule by friends, family, etc. I want a stiffer ride for the utility, not for offroading.

    My gut reaction was to get the Bilstein HD's for more "oomf".. but they are actually MORE than the 5100's. And I could get some cheap monroe's or the like for a cheap stock like swap, but I figure since I'm swapping them out, might was well upgrade a little.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    The SPRINGS are responsible for the stiffness of the ride under loading. The shocks help smooth it out.

    The shocks will make it ride a bit nicer- but if you need loading capacity/weight handling. You need to look at new springs.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    i've got a set of oem bilstein trd's i took off my tacoma if you want. they've got decent life left in them (were on the truck for 40k miles).
    pm me if you're interested. :)
     
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