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Rear shocks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HARDSHELLTACO, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    I am going to buy new rear shocks. Any advice? I have 2" pro comp AAL.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Bing0

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    Bilstein 5100's ...no contest.

    They are designed specifically for the Tacoma (first gen) and even have unequal length left and right sides.

    Bing0
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    with the 2" aal.....im gonna say bilstein 5125's or 5150's.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I just ordered 5100's for my rear, I got a 2" AAL and a 1" block. Would I have been better off with 5125's? If so, why?
    Travel reasons?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    yeah...the 5125's have more travel than the 5100's do.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    ETaco23

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    oh, ok. Well then I think I will be fine! since I dont do much off roading..:)
     
  7. Apr 21, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    I decided to go with the skyjacker 8027 nitro shocks, I dont do much off-road so these should be okay. Thanks for the advice anyway.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    thenrie

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    I just put Bilstein 5100s on the back of my pickup, and the ride difference is very noticeable, in spite of the fact I was replacing the stock Bilsteins that came on my TRD. The 5100s should handle lift up to 3", according to Wheeler's. I figure that if I end up needing more travel, I'll go with a U-bolt reversal kit that mounts the shock on top of the axle and allows a couple more inches of shock travel.
     
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