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Do I need new shocks???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by warren_454, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. warren_454

    warren_454 [OP] Member

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    I have a 2002 TRD with 118,000 mi. and I was wondering what are some ways you can tell if your shocks are worn out. They do not make noise and they seem to ride pretty good, but if I put new ones one and tell a big difference it would be worth it. What kind should I get stock or what, I do very little off roading I mainly stick to the street.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The 5100 Bilstiens are a HUGE upgrade from OEM and ride nice.
     
  3. JTech

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    Try standing in the bed and rocking back and forth. if the bed doesn't stop rocking after 2-3 rocks you might want new shocks. That is just the way I was taught to check.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    I was told similar. except to jump up and down.
     
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    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

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    Toss a bucket of chicken in the back....cruise the "big" girl park and when the feeding frenzy begins....you'll know.
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Ah....Then you risk tailgate damage.
     
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    Yeah and the TSB doesn't cover 1st gens!
     
  8. TicTacOma

    TicTacOma UnderWater Monopoly Champion

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    Thanks Lou....
     
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    dude I'm in same baot, but i know i need new shocks bt dont know what to go ...?
    anyone got idea?
     
  10. ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    If you need new shocks. The 5100's are a great shock! they ride soo nice!
     
  11. OH-MAN

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    I would say you got your moneys worth out of the stockers!!
    My son's 03 has 80K on it and it is getting them on Wed.
    It was very soft and wallowy ( is that a word?).
     
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