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Bilsteins with the TSB

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pskubota, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. pskubota

    pskubota [OP] Wife Wants to Drive My Tacoma!

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    I have an 08 Double cab 4x4, non TRD. I will be getting the Suspension TSB done as soon as I have a little time to bring the truck down to the shop. I was wondering if you think the dealer would install Bilstein shocks instead of the regular shocks they're supposed to come with if I paid the extra parts cost. (1) Do you think I should go with the Bilsteins? (2) How much more do you think the Bilsteins would add to the TSB? and (3) Does it cost any more to install these types of shocks? Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I've heard some dealers will do it, not all. Charge will be anywhere from 200 to 300 extra.
     
  3. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Have you looked at the TSB?
    (sorry, but I don't have time to look it up for you)

    I'm pretty sure the TSB requires them to install the TRD shocks (bilsteins) in the rear only if you don't already have them.
     
  4. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Yep - for the TRD, they only do the rear. That's what they did on mine. I even "marked" my front shocks before and checked them after - no change... :)
     
  5. oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Janster, If your truck is not a TRD, they are supposed to put 4 new bilstein shocks on, If it is a TRD, you only get the new leaf springs.
     
  6. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    yup yup....mine was a trd and they still swapped 4 shocks on mine....i didnt complain

    • Non-TRD Option Package Truck
    OP CODE DESCRIPTION TIME OFP T1 T2
    SU7003 Rear Spring Assembly (Both Sides) 1.4
    Combo A Front Shock Absorber (Both Sides) 1.5
    Combo B Rear Shock Absorber (Both Sides) 0.6

    Combo C Alignment 1.2
    Combo D Front Toe-in 0.1
    Combo E Front Camber 0.2
    Combo F Front Caster 0.2
    48210
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    When I hasd the TSB done I specifically told them NOT to touch my shocks. :D
     
  8. pskubota

    pskubota [OP] Wife Wants to Drive My Tacoma!

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    I looked at the TSB but couldn't tell what kind of shocks they would put on. I assumed the same kind that originally came with my non-TRD (non Bilsteins). Can you tell from the TSB that they are indeed Bilsteins that they have to replace them with?
     
  9. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    they will be replaced w/ the bilsteins that come on the trd trucks
     
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