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Need some 4x4 shock and strut ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 300k96Tacoma, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    300k96Tacoma

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    Hey guys, well my 96 Tacoma just hit 300,000 miles and I really need some shocks and struts they are wore out pretty good. The truck is driven everyday and on the interstate quite a bit. What do you guys recommend without breaking the bank? I am not wanting to lift it just give it a better ride.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    300k miles :cool:
     
  5. Jul 2, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Rock auto will hook you up! Is there a discount code?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    G scott04

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    Thats what im sayin :cool:
     
  7. Jul 2, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    99yodataco

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    Yep. Look them up in the vendors section.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Thanks guys, yeah I hit 300 about 3 weeks ago the truck has 301 on it now, everything works great I love it.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Thats badass man hopefully mine lasts that long
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Hey guys I am finally around to doing this, I got new tires so I need to update the suspension to keep the tires in good shape. I DO NOT want a lift this is my DD and I like the way it looks as is. What are the best factory replacement pieces? I really need to pick them up tomorrow probably.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    please tell me you've changed your timing belt lol
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    It doesn't have a timing belt its got a timing chain and from what I understand they are supposed to last the life of the engine, so I am guessing mine is still original I have heard 200k+ isnt unheard of lol, 306k and going strong!
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Correct if you have the 2.7L/3RZ-FE
     
  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    does the 3.4L have a chain too? I'm about to get a 97' 4x4
     
  15. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    no the 3.4v v6 has a timing belt.
     
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    i thin billy 5100s are great. Can keep you at stock heights.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    I just went with some stock replacements, truck rides much better now and I am pretty happy with it. Probably going to need some rear leafs though they are past flat...
     
  18. Nov 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    I am in the same boat as you, but my truck only has 54,000 miles on it. I can't imagine what your ride was like :eek:
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    I love my bilsteins. They aren't too expensive, but if your just looking for stock ride, i'd say go to a midas/meineke and get some oem replacements (with springs for the front pre-isntalled) I know that rancho also makes some oem bolt on replacement front struts with springs pre-isntalled that are adjustable, with rears to match.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    I just went with stock replacements from napa, I reused my front springs just replaced the struts it was a pretty easy install.
     
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