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Do I need new shocks???

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

  1. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    warren_454

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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. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    chris4x4

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

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    The 5100 Bilstiens are a HUGE upgrade from OEM and ride nice.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    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. Oct 2, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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

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    I was told similar. except to jump up and down.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    TicTacOma

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  6. Oct 2, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Ah....Then you risk tailgate damage.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    JTech

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    Yeah and the TSB doesn't cover 1st gens!
     
  8. Oct 3, 2009 at 2:28 AM
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    Thanks Lou....
     
  9. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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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. Oct 3, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    ETaco23

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    If you need new shocks. The 5100's are a great shock! they ride soo nice!
     
  11. Oct 5, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    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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