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all-pro/bilstein coilover replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by silas144, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    silas144

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    I've had all-pro/bilstein coilovers on my tacoma for 5 years and they have served me well. the coils are extremely rusty and the shocks show oil leakage yet they still seam to preform perfectly. I travel deep into baja a couple times a year. the question is...would you replace the coil-overs, even if your wallet was very thin or wait til complete failure of coil-overs?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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  3. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    yeah... I know it seams like a dumb question. I just wanted some reassurance the coil-overs didn't need to be replaced yet, but I know they do. I guess the wallets gunna take a hit.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Take the hit you don't want to be stuck out in baja in bfe...best to be safe than sorry
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    If they are leaking, Replace them now, especially if you go out in BFE where if you have a failure you will end up in a bad situation. IIRC, the AP coilovers are non-rebuildable correct?

    If you want something somewhat budget, Sway Away has their 2.0 coilovers for about $750, and they are rebuild-able and will probably perform a lot better than the AP's.

    When I get the cash saved up I am going with the Sway away 2.0's
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    You're right, the AP coilovers are not rebuildable. I don't think I'm going to be shelling out a ton of money for a heavy duty rebuildable coilover. I'm thinking about some bilstein 5100's and eibach springs. The AP's had 550 springs which are lighter than most of the other options. I liked the lighter spring rate.
     
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