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Buying shocks..want to make sure they're the right ones

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mermalady, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Feb 19, 2018 at 2:33 PM
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    mermalady

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  2. Feb 19, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    just look at pre runners, same suspension design but no 4x4
     
  3. Feb 19, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    I've been told by someone that the 4x4's are different part- or is it just the coil?
     
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    The coils vary in length slightly depending on the package the truck came with (like 5mm or something like that). Although that shouldn't affect what 5100 you use as long as it works with a 4x4 or Prerunner.
    This site has all the info you would want on parts though.
    https://www.toyotapartsdeal.com/Pag...=4+Wheel+Drive&Filter=()&Keywords=coil+spring
     
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    Wait wait wait.
    Just a heads up some are sold in pairs and some separately. Also I believe the rears have 2 different part numbers (one is longer one is shorter). Also the 5100s some have 3 snap ring groves some have 4 so again different part numbers and prices.
     
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    What is the difference in the 3 groove and the 4?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    "We now have these in two different versions. We have the original BE5-D558-TO shock that has been around for years (built by Bilstein exclusively for Race Car Dynamics) as well as the new 24-249928 available directly from Bilstein.

    The 24-249928 has 4 spring seat clip grooves and the BE5-D558-TO has 3 spring seat clip grooves. The 4th clip groove on 24-249928 is slightly higher than D558’s highest clip groove which indicates that it has the ability to provide more lift or preload than D558. The 24-249928 includes two front bumpstop spacers (big washers) for use when utilizing the 4th (highest) groove."

    Taken from @Wheeler's Off-Road Inc
     
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