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Need recommendations on shocks and struts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by In2Ndo, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    In2Ndo

    In2Ndo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HI,

    I have a 2006, double cab, pre-runner, 6cyl, 4.0L, short bed, 2 wheel drive, 20 inch rims with low profile tires. not the TRD model
    Looking into upgrading the shocks, struts or whatever it has all around... as you can see. I'm not much into mechanics or haven't been for many years..
    Looking for a smoother ride. I heard that gas shocks might help. but was wondering if someone here can point me to where I can start looking?
    Not looking into lifting. just a smoother ride.



    Thanks.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    I would suggest Bilstein 5100 series all around. You can get them at toyteclifts.com and they can also be used for lifted applications if you want to lift your truck down the road. If you are running low profile tires the ride will be more stiff due to short tire sidewall. Tires with a taller sidewall will absorb smaller bumps on the road and help with big bumps.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    Gabex35

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    If you decide to get 5100's, go with Downsouth motorsports (in the vendor section) they are much cheaper than toytec and the owners are great guys to work with.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    In2Ndo

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    Just thought I share, decided to go with the bilsteins B6 HD. Did lots of reading and since I'm not planning in lifting and reside in L.A. where is mostly street driving and the occasional camping trip. and got them for about $300. all around.
    Waiting for the order to arrive at the store. will post on the ride after.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    blue97taco

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    If i go with 5100's all around do i need to upgrade the coils or uca's or anything?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    no....but your alignment may not be correct with 2.5 setting
    hence i said may not....not saying it wont
     
  7. Feb 13, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    blue97taco

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    So would i just need to go get it re-alligned? Any other drawbacks
     
  8. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    aligned yes...but wait a week to let things settle
    drawbacks? no one is gonna buy your stock shocks :)
     
  9. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    blue97taco

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    Haha i probably keep them to put them back on if i ever sell it or get a new taco
     
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