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Factory TRD Bilstein shocks worth it on Prerunner non TRD

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by r12rex, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Oct 8, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    r12rex

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    Guys,

    My Prerunner is not equipped with the TRD Bilsteins that the factory TRD Taco comes with. A local is selling his factory Bilsteins from his 08 DC Taco. Would it be worth it to pick these up for a good price? Also, these will fit with no problem on my Access Cab Prerunner correct?

    FWIW, I'm on a budget here so 5100s are likely not in my budget at this moment.

    I should mention that I will be putting a 3" Toytec lift kit in as well. :D

    Kind Regards,
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  2. Oct 8, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    yeah they will fit, but like you said your on a budget I would highly recommend 5100's over stock billy's
     
  3. Oct 8, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    I understand that the 5100s are better than the factory billy's...but I'm tight on cash at this moment and spending $270 for the 5100s + $220 for the lift kit is out of budget.

    Should I just wait to pick up the 5100s?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    every offroad place I have gone to say they are poorly made and he showed me the dumpster and there they were I almost did that put trd shocks on mineand when I heard about 5100 that's what I did wait, but that's me a lot of people do fine with them I really don't see what's bad with them my buddy did good with them at the desert
     
  5. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    The truck doesn't see any trails and will likely not see any to be honest. :lol: Strictly driven daily around town. :)

    Worthy or not? Should I even bother changing it?

    Kind Regards,
    Ryan
     
  6. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    i'd say go ahead......the ride should be better than what you have now!
     
  7. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    i say go for it then
     
  8. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    i have the front set for cheap if you want them?
     
  9. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    Awesome thanks guys!

    Kind Regards,
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  10. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    wait, why are you not just getting the suspension TSB. They give you the bilsteins for free with the rear springs and they will do an alignment.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    TSB doesn't apply after warrenty does it?

    Car is a 2005 AccessCab Prerunner Taco


    Kind Regards,
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  12. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    true you would pay out of pocket anyway
     
  13. Oct 8, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    no, it doesn't. If you had an extended warranty, then I believe they would cover it.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    I got the set of 4 Bilsteins for $50 with the fronts springs still attached. 15k miles on them. :)

    The truck was bought used a year ago from Elmore Toyota. I'll see if it's still under warranty...should I even bother? :lol:
     
  15. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    you have nothing to lose by trying.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    How many miles are on your truck?
     
  17. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    True. I just realized the car is under their used car warranty. :)

    So they replace all four corners with TRD Bilsteins?

    I should give my local Toyota dealer a call.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    45k on the truck
     
  19. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    they may or may not cover it, but you should try. Print out the TSB listed in the sticky area of the 2nd gen and bring it in.

    They'll replace 4 shocks, 2 leaf springs, and add an alignment
     
  20. Oct 8, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    Yeah definately give them a call then. 36000 is factory warranty and thats where they would replace it so try any way.
     
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