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Best coil/shock setup for stock height?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JeffsJeep04, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    JeffsJeep04

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    My Regular cab is riding like ass, I don't remember my 96 riding this rough. Thinking it's time for new shocks all around. I love the stance of the truck right now, so I don't want to mess with that. Can I just throw some 5100's in with the stock coils and keep my height? How's the ride? What's good out back?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    I was wondering the same thing. Don't want a lift just a really good suspension,
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Depend on what you wanna pay. You could put in an adjustable coilover and set it at 0" and it would probably be the best ride you can get on our trucks. Other than that I don't know about coil replacements. 5100s are valved the same as the oe replacements I believe so couldn't go wrong with new shocks whether they be the 5100s or oe replacements
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    Well, I checked tire pressure (only had the truck about a month now, so still getting it set up) and they were at 50 PSI...took them down to 40 front and 35 rear. MUCH better. I'll probably bring them down more yet, 35 front 30 rear is probably about right for this truck.

    That being said, when it's time, I think I'm going to go with the 5100's so that if I ever DO decide I want more room, I have the option.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    That's a good idea I wish I had just gotten the 5100s and left it stock height for a while until I could afford rims and tires
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    When I was going to replace my worn out ones with new ones, it came down to Bilstein HD's or 5100s. I was looking for just a straight replacement with an easy install and no lift. Price wise, the 5100s are actually cheaper, at least for me. So... I went with 5100's. I'm glad I did, because I ended up leveling out the front at 1". But if I wanted to keep stock height, that was on option on the 5100's as well.
     
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