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newbie here with some general questions

Discussion in 'New Members' started by JM76, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Dec 3, 2007 at 10:44 AM
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    JM76

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    hey all,

    finally got my first truck and finally got rid of the jeep. it's an 03 double cab (good if you have kids) and a metallic black. the truck needs new shocks but I am not sure what kind to get.....any suggestions and input? thanks.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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    Janster

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    Shocks are like Pizza....there are sooo many different varities and I don't think you'll be disappointed with any of them.

    (Ok..so that was a stupid analogy...:D)

    I can only tell you what NOT to get based on my experiences. I personally don't like Rancho...they're stiff, don't last long, and I've had a couple that leaked prematurely. I've also owned some OME struts - had problems with one of them leaking. They felt nice though. Obviously, my TRD has the TRD Bilsteins I think....and they're fine. I run Doestch Tech Prerunner shocks on my Jeep Wrangler. They're good also - but then again, that's my trail beater.

    I personally don't believe in spending a lot on shocks cuz my butt doesn't really care how cushy/non cushy the ride is. I refuse to spend more than $50 on a shock. The Doetsch Tech Prerunner's are about $45 and have been standing up to my offroad abuse on the jeep for 3 years.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2007 at 12:10 PM
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  4. Dec 3, 2007 at 12:15 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah,i was gonna say bilsteins or a good set of monroe sensatracs or so!!!
     
  5. Dec 3, 2007 at 5:04 PM
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    Anything with a life time warranty, 50 bucks or not. Welcome to TW, I love the look of the 02-04 tacos, send pix ! :eek:
     
  6. Dec 3, 2007 at 5:34 PM
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  7. Dec 3, 2007 at 5:39 PM
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  8. Dec 3, 2007 at 5:59 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    so are u from canada? just asking b/c of title...and if so, BOOYAH themaster....people are already moving to join the alliance
     
  9. Dec 3, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    haha true that dude, this is a bit more addictive than even the best of porn
     
  10. Dec 3, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    we're gunna have like 15 tacos at the meet in the spring
     
  11. Dec 3, 2007 at 6:43 PM
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    yes, originally from canada. where is the meet in the spring?
     
  12. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:09 PM
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    wat?
    uwharrie national forest the last weekend of april...as of now that is...some camping, fishing, trailriding....good, wholesome, family fun...haha...yeha right
     
  13. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:10 PM
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    we are planning a spring tacomas meet at uwharrie natl forrest, the last weekend in april. see the thread "carolina's tacoma meet,anyone?" in the off topic thread. and let us know if you wanna go and camp and wheel with us man!!! gonna be good times!!
     
  14. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:13 PM
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    yea i'm looking forward to it
     
  15. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:16 PM
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    family fun....sure it is bro.................our tacoma family!!!!!:D
     
  16. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:17 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    we dont all have to get tee-dubya tattoos do we?
     
  17. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:19 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hahaha...it may help, but its definitely not necessary:D!!
     
  18. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:19 PM
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  19. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:22 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    lol t-dubs should be our new TW sticker
     
  20. Dec 3, 2007 at 7:23 PM
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    hahaha....thats funny right there!!!:D
     
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