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New Tire Size = New Shocks? Your Opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aggiepack, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    aggiepack

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    Hey all. So I just got rid of the stock tires of my regular cab (215's) with some 235 bfg's. Wow - what a difference! It's definitely a whole helluva lot smoother (and better looking), but I definitely notice a lack of acceleration and power. Now, I'm not out in my taco racing people or anything for that matter, but do you think it would be smart to switch out the stock shocks? And if so, what do you recommend?

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  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Why are you considering switching out shocks if your ride improved? You loss some power/acceleration from the heavier/bigger tires. You don't need to change out shocks unless you have a lift. Your riding taller from the tires, not suspension.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    Pugga

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    What he said. Shock replacement is not required when changing out tires.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    its "unsprung weight" It shouldn't be a thing.
     
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