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most economical suspension upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My stock TRD suspension can probably be replaced. The rear leafs are flat w/ no load and the ride isn't very good(although I haven't sat in a tacoma with new suspension to compare).

    I'm not looking for a lift, since I don't want to deal with the problems that comes after a lift. So with that said, what is the most economical soln that will give me better ride?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Killer

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    I have never worked on a suspension upgrade. So I am not an expert by any means. I asked myself the same question about 2 weeks ago.

    After a little research, I think the cheapest and best solution for my truck was Bilstein 5100s front and rear plus a Wheeler's Single Add-A-Leaf. I will be installing mine in about 1 week.

    You might have to replace your leafs instead of Add-A-Leaf. Since my truck is extremely low mileage, I don't think I will have to.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    vantaco

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    ya if the leafs are too flat, the AAL won't do anything for you

    Wheeler's sells a 4 pack to keep the stock ride height
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Best bet is probably just new springs and shocks from one of the auto parts chains, AutoZone, Pep Boys, Kragen/OReilly, etc...
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    bilstein shocks hd leafs
    i would not go to a chain store, you want good quality.i did mine last year,bilsteins all around,heavy duty leafs. 50mph curves are now 80+, with no lean.dont know where you are but this might give you direction....denver spring 303-295-7638
     
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