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Need help deciding some things about my prerunner suspension =)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by prerunnerSD, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    01 Tacoma Prerunner with over 170K Miles on it.

    I am looking to replace all the shocks and struts on this vehicle.
    The vechile currently has its original shocks. Hella old now I'm sure.

    I found a really good deal on some KYB GR-2's but was wondering if it would be worth spending a couple hundred more on the Trek Master R/T's?

    I mostly use my vehicle for regular city and highway driving and I don't do much off roading and was wondering if I'd even notice a difference or perhaps the KYB's are better?

    Any info would be appreciated, thank you! :cool:
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Have you looked into the Bilstein 5100's? Around $400 for all 4 may be cheaper since you have a first gen taco. The front ones are adjustable 0-2.5 inches. Since your mainly highway you can leave them at 0, and if you decide to lift later, BAM no problem. Check out downsouthmotorsports. Talk with Sonny let him know your a TW member.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    $400 is kind of out of my price range right now. The KYB's are $100 for the set of 4 and the Trek Master are $270.. would rather save the money but if KYB is significantly inferior I'd go with the Trek Master.. Thats what I need to know.. Thanks
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Sorry not to familiar with the KYB's or Trek Master. I know Toytec has the Trek Master. I'm sure someone will chime in to help you out.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    i dont know much about trek master either, but do know enough about bilstein and i can tell you if you spend $270 on 4 trek masters when for less than an extra $50 you could get 4 5100's then your a fool. go w/ the 5100's
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Matt, "GET TO DA CHOPPA!" I really wanna find out what movie your avatar is from.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    HAHA i know, one of these days when i have the time i'm gonna rent all the arnold movies and find out which one it is.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    jingle all the way :D
     
  10. Sep 21, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    haha, wait... are you serious?
     
  11. Sep 21, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    The 5100s seem nice but i dont do off roading. the truck has over 170,000 miles on it and I just need shocks that are as good as the stocks. would the kyb gr2 be adequate or are they junk?
     
  12. Sep 21, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    I hope not...
    Only one way to find out
     
  13. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    5100's are good for everyday use.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    That doesn't sound like a fun day :(

    That would be hilarious if it was Jingle All the Way!
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    BAH! you kidding?! sounds awesome!!!


    "THESE ARE NOT YOUR LUNCHES! AUAUGHHAA!!!
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  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:18 AM
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    exactly. why risk going w/ some junk shocks when you KNOW (well, we know) that the 5100's are GRRRRRRREAT!!!

    $100 for 4 shocks....c'mon man, your gonna get what ya pay for.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    Wait & save your money until you can afford the Bilstein 5100's!
     
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