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New shocks? Truck riding really rough like a tank.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by RaginCajun, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    RaginCajun

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    Hey fellas, I gotta Toytec suspension 3" lift a while back, and the ride has gotten worse over the past 2 years. I really can't take it anymore. Especially when my wife and mine and her parents have to ride with me. The ride is reallyy stiff. Feels like a tank! Lol :p I'm on a budget of abt $500 . What would be my best option to get this taco riding smooth again?
    I drive a 2wd 2007 double cab long wheelbase tacoma.
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  2. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    Btw... I'm running 285/70/16 Firestone destination all terrains . Thx !
     
  3. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    How many miles on suspension? Which toytec kit?
     
  4. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    20k on the suspension lift . Ima dumba$$ when it comes to mechanics. I'm a carpenter lol. I have the original stock shocks . And they added a leaf spring .. It was the basic Toytec lift. That's all I know. Sorry for limited details. I always hear about 5100 bilstein shocks. Would that help? I just had to lift my truck cause of my job . Sometimes I gotta go through mud, and at the time I couldn't afford the 4x4
     
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    Sounds like you need to replace your shocks like he said ^^^^^^^^^
     
  6. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    Lol. Agree. Does your truck keep "bouncing" when you hit a bump?
     
  7. Mar 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    You gotta replace shocks after only 20k miles on em?

    I have over 20k miles on my 5100s. They ride really stiff like a tank too...
     
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    All 4 shocks with the bilstein 5100's?
     
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    What setting are the 5100s at?
     
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    When I take ppl around , they like damn.. This drives like a tank ! Lol
     
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    Sounds like springs are to stiff. But usually gets softer with time. U say its getting worse though. So maybe shocks. The reason for them going bad so quickly is that they may have been topping out for quite some time.
     
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    That's probably true. When I hit bumps . The back of the trucks really rides rough. So should I just get all brand new bilstein 5100's ? Thanks for everyone's input. I'm a newb when it comes to mechanics :/
    But that's why I joined this site years ago for the friendly ppl and great information , I plan on keeping my tacoma for a loooooooong time! :)
     
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    the coil seat isn't upside down is it?
     
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    I have no idea lol. I can check .-
     
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    Hes got stock shocks. No sure if coil seats are removable on oem billys.
     
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