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Looking for more recoomendations for shock upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WormtownTaco4, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    WormtownTaco4

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    I'm new to this post, but have been on the site often. I have a 2011 4 cyl. reg cab 4x4 Taco; bought it last Feb. and LOVE it! I'm thinking of upgrading the shocks soon. I have been reading on the forum about billstein 5100,s and was wondering if anyone can offer me advice on good shock upgrades. Will I need a lift? New rear springs too? Coil overs? Or can I get away with just a shock upgarde. It's my primary vehicle and I use it for both on and off road driving. Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    The suspension forum would be the place to ask this question. PM a mod and ask to have it moved.
    5100s all around would give you a better ride.
    No you would not have to lift it.
    Do you want it lifted at some point in time?
    If so I would say wait untill you can afford to do it all (shocks & springs).
    Do some research in the suspension forum http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/
    and check out other peoples builds http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/
    to get an idea of what you might want to do.
    A link to my build is right above my signature pic
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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  4. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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  6. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    x2, for the bucks, 5100's a great... more bucks? More options!
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    anethema

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    Ya if your budget is very limited those are good options.

    If you have a bit more money get Icon coilovers for front, and Icon AAL and new (Icon)shocks for the rear. Will get 2-3 inches of lift. This will allow you to fit 255/85R16's for a good looking/performing truck. Ride 10x better than what billsteins will get you as well.
     
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