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How does one know if new shocks/springs are needed?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dark tangent, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    dark tangent

    dark tangent [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rigid Dually D2 Amber Driving LEDs mounted on CBI Offroad ditch light brackets.
    I'm wondering how do I know when the shocks and springs need to be replaced. When I'm on a semi-smooth highway, the whole truck wobbles a little bit front to back. At lower speeds on a very smooth road it's fine though.

    Is there a predetermined number of miles that they should be changed?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    lol if its a 95 you need new shocks. when you get new ones compress them and the old ones by hand, you'll see the difference!
     
  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Thanks guys. I take it the Bilstein 5100 are still recommended?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    You on a budget? there are better shocks, the 5100's are usually recommended for good cost/performance.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    I could upgrade a little. What do you recommend? Also, are the stock Toyota shocks good?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    You could go with a higher end bilstein product, several other recommended brands are Fox, King, Icon, I would say give Downsouth motorsports a call, tell them what your needs are, and they will take care of you and give you some options, they also give discounts to members!
     
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