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Non TRD Prerunner suspension question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mr2crazed, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    mr2crazed

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    I have a DC SR5 Prerunner and would like to get some Bilstein offroad components (shocks & struts/springs). It currently have the stock 3 leafs. It no longer qualifies for the TSB, too many miles now at 43k. Do I need to add another leaf in order to use the rear Bilstein shocks?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    What kind of bilstien shocks do you want? The trd ones or the 5100's?
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Nope, you can use the shocks with any stock setup. All of the 6 lug Tacoma suspension components are interchangeable. If using the 5100 series rear shocks, get the stock length shock.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    No, we have the same truck I'm running that set-up minus the off road's coils.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Notice a big difference in your ride? Any reason you chose not to get the front off-road coils?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    ^^I got a firmer ride but also noticed a little bump steer when going over rough terrain, I still prefer the Bilsteins over the non TRD shocks though. The Sr5 has the TRD Sport linear coils and stabilizer bar, the TRD Off Road has progressive coils and a smaller stabilizer bar therefore it was easier for me to upgrade to the TRD Sport suspension. If I wanted the TRD Off Road suspension I would not only have to change the front coils but also the stabilizer bar. I didn't want to experiment with a mismatch (TRD Off Road coils with TRD Sport stabilizer bar).
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Didn't know that about the stabilizer bar, thanks for the info. :D Looks like I'll be looking for just the TRD struts & shocks.
     
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