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5100's Front/TSB Rear-Load Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by dbarn, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    dbarn

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    I have had the TSB rear done and added the front 5100's, set at 1.75. The truck sits fairly level. On a recent hunting trip carrying camping gear and pulling a trailer with two four wheelers the truck was a little more nose high than to my liking. I have the stock factory rear shocks. They are black in color and are not the TRD shocks. I'm curious if adding different shocks in the rear would help with the nose high situation with a load. I could also lower the front 5100's to .85. Suggestions?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    DiamondDG

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    Air bags. The are a towers best friend. You will never tow without them again! Every load will never be the same. With bags you can ajust the ride in seconds. Shocks do not carry loads. They only control dampening.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Would these be better than air shocks? Any problems with mud or off road?
     
  4. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Shocks do not lift and you don't want a set that is so stiff that they don't drop any with a load. Either drop the front billies to .85 or lift the rear or get airbags.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    Gotcha. Sounds like the most cost efficient thing to do would be to go with .85
     
  6. Nov 13, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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