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Rear Shocks...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LHAHN07, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Feb 11, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    LHAHN07

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    I have an '02 Taco TRD... It has the factory Bilsteins on it. The front rides ok, but the rear bounces and hops on a rough road. Only has 43,000 miles on it. I wanna lift it, but I'm gonna wait a little while. Any help on what shocks will smooth it out will be greatly appreciated... I was thinking about the Bilstein 5100's since they are like $80 a piece. Thanks for the help...
     
  2. Feb 11, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    I don't have any experience with them, but the 5100's are pretty popular. Depending on what style lift you get, you're bouncing and hopping may only get worse. An AAL will stiffen the ride...it'll bounce more. Some weight in the back might tame the ride a little bit.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    humanoid

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    When are you planning on lifting it? If it's soon then I would hold off on the shocks until you get it lifted because depending on how high you go you might need to get extended shocks anyway.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    LHAHN07

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    I'm not gonna lift it any time soon, maybe a couple years. And when I do, I'm doing the Fabtech 6" performance kit...
     
  5. Feb 12, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    Once again Humanoid hit the nail on the head.
    Why buys shocks now when theres a good possability your going to need to replace them with new shocks after you get the lift?
     
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