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Rear Shock Recommendation '05 Taco Pre TRD

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by vwgtiturbo, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    In another post, I was getting enlightened on the benefits/drawbacks of doing an 'add a leaf' versus adding air bags to my Taco to compensate for load handling.

    My rear shocks on this truck are completely worn and could use some TLC, and I was wondering if there are any favorites for replacements. Are the stock TRD Bilsteins a worthy shock? I've seen quite a few different replacements, from Rancho RS999319, to Bilstein BE5-C476-H0 (5100 series).

    Granted, I don't do ANY off-roading, but go off the beaten path just to access campsites and such. Most of my truck's use is with hauling a 3000 lb. trailer.

    Thanks for sharing your expertise!
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    Pugga

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    Stock TRD Bilsteins are an improvement over the Tokiko base shocks but still aren't anything special. I've got the 5100 rear shocks and really like them, even with a stock suspension. I've heard over time they start to ride a little rough but I haven't experienced that yet.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    vwgtiturbo

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    Thanks for that. I was looking to start with a better shock and change only if need be, versus picking one at random and most likely having to change it sooner rather than later!
     

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