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Gabriel or bilstein struts??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by harleygirl1413, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    harleygirl1413

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    vickie
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    replacing my blown out struts on my 96 taco with a 6" trailmaster lift. they have discontinued making the lift and parts. I have done some research on replacements but cannot seem to narrow down a part number for the struts. Im looking at gabriel or bilstein replacements. Anybody have those part numbers? also, are they direct replacements or are there any mods? had a response from a gentleman on this site stating that the gabriel struts were short and needed spacers. his idea was to invert them to make them fit, is this a good idea? will they work properly if so? :frusty:
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Eric
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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Search FOA Shocks, (First Over All) they are far better than either of them. I love mine, and they are priced damn good. Flex out your truck and measure the height for the shocks.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Whitfield

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    You are gonna have to carefully sort your information...

    Supra doesn't know what a TM 6" is and does not understand your question. He is giving you a reference to a standard Taco strut not a Trailmaster 6" lift strut.


    I'd go with the HD Bilsteins.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Supra TT

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    Ah their stupid struts.. Fuck TM. :) I thought she ment shocks :rolleyes:
     
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