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OEM bilstein shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Matmo215, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    Matmo215

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    Is this worth it or a rip off? i would only want the shocks and coils not the spacer or UCA's. Im looking for a better ride and stance for my non trd 2011 prerunner DLCB. Is the stance from a trd off road different from a non trd due to the different shocks? eventually i want to get 5100's but for now i want to be able to run 265's no problem. As of now my truck sags pretty bad and i doubt i can fit them.

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  2. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    Not a good pic, but this is how it stands. The shocks above have 8k on em from a 2016 trd off road

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  3. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Hey raised my 4cyl access cab about a inch and it rides a lot stiffer now....
     
  4. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    stiffer as in better or worse? my truck has quite a bit of body roll and the suspension is very soft
     
  5. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    You could get a set (front & back) of 5100's for that price.
     
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    id offer 200
     
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  7. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    If you planning on getting the 5100's anyway, what's the point? They (without the spacers) won't change the stance.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    Well i was heard the trd shocks are better and they provide a taller stance than regular shocks especially since the ones i have are some random aftermarket shocks. Its still smarter to just get the 5100s and actually lift it in the front and get a AAL later on
     
  10. Dec 13, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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    You heard wrong, unless you *really* like yellow paint.

    Bang for buck, upgrading to Bilstein 5100s all around is probably one of the best improvements you can make to the handling and ride quality of these trucks, especially if it's going to spend most of its time as a street truck.
     
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    Plus, the links you provided were for one shock, so all would cost just under $400. Seeing people buy shocks and stuff on here for $100 or less i will probably offer $100
     
  12. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    The TRD front shocks aren't going to lift the front of the truck, you'll still need spacers. Which means you should just spend a little more money for the 5100s in the front. You can always upgrade the rears at a later time.
     
  13. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    yeah, i wont go with spacers due to the stress they put on the shocks and mess with everything
     
  14. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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    Yeah why you said! And what's the probability of them having something wrong with them (i.e. Wrecked, bent etc) don't do Craigslist for parts so important to your safety and performance - I guess unless you really know the person.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    Just buy them then.
    Your right. That link sucked. It was just for one. Click bait.

    Point being, these (5100's) will gain you some height. Normal shocks do nothing but to dampen the bounce from the springs. Some better than others. So if your looking for a lift, wait for 5100's (or another coil). If your looking for better shock dampening without a gain in height, the yellow Billies might be the way to go.

    You can get a set (4) of 5100's for ~ $350 if you look around.
     

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