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Improving ride

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Marshallberger, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Marshallberger

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    i have an 04 2wd SR5 prerunner with 3 inch coil spring spacers in the front and 2 inch blocks in the back. does anyone know how i can improve my ride in the front?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    Brunes

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    Get rid of the coil springs spacers and get lift coils or adjustable shocks. How many miles do you have on the shocks that are in there now??
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    Marshallberger

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    47,000 miles
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    i don't have a grand to give away. could i just replace either the shock or the coil?
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Brunes

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    Yes You can- I'm pretty sure there is a 5100 series shock for the 1st gen trucks- It'll still pre load the spring a bit- but with the heavier duty shocks-It's supposed to be a better ride.

    There are probably some 1st gen guys who are more knowledgeable to answer that fro you tho..
     
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