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"New" used Tacoma owner, a few questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GT5050, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    GT5050

    GT5050 [OP] Active Member

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    As I mentioned in a different thread, I recently picked up a very nice 2004 Prerunner TRD with about 58000 miles. This truck seemed to have a very thorough maintainance record prior to my purchase, but anything I should look through just to start a clean slate? I know oil, coolant, brake fluid are new, but should I do anything else?

    Also - shocks. I know it's very dependent on conditions, but what is typical life of oem shocks? Mine feel a little soft in the front, and I may get a new set just to start fresh. Any recommendations on a good set of shocks as oem replacements?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    BVCOTaco

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    Just replace them with Bilstein's, that is what the truck came with. They are a good quality shock.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    GT5050

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    Well, my truck had Tokicos...are those not the original shocks then? Also, not necessarily lpoking for a pure oem replacement, but I'll look at some Bilsteins, though I'm sure there are various types...
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    hoeflich

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    I would also look under the chassis and up at the lower end of the block by the firewall. Sometimes, there are cam plug leaks up there and you will see the oil leaking gradually down. Just my .02.
     
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