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ride quality in my tacoma sucks. HELP

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 06toyoboy, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    06toyoboy

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    the tacoma i just bought a few months ago rides kind of harsh it feels like the shocks are really stiff. and i was wondering if i could get rid of this bad ride quality if i went with the blistein shocks.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    STLharry

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    Most likely yes. But more information would be helpful...
    What year is the truck?
    How many miles?
    Stock suspension?
    Have the shocks been replaced ever?
    Just those kind of things. But generally bilstein 5100s ride better than the stock setup and would probably ride better than whatever you have in there now.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    if your factory shocks have over 100k they are more than likely shot, o and the seats are garbage too:D
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Put some billys on, or you might be too sensitive (not a insult), it is a truck.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    its an 03 with stock suspension and yes over 100 k.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Just buy a 2nd gen! :crapstorm: Oh wait, my ride sucks too. It's a truck.:D

    Seriously though. Old shocks will ruin your ride. 5100's are the way to go.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    lol time for some new shocks and suspension possibly..
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    ha i also have a second gen...... that thing safed my life thats why i got another toyo after i recked the second gen
     
  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    Good call. My family only has Toyota's. My dad has an 87 turbo pickup, 89 Camry, 89 4runner. My sister has a 93 4runner, her daughter has a 95.5 Tacoma. Then my 06 Tacoma & 08 4runner. Wouldn't own anything else.:D:D
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    damn. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Back on topic. If you are gonna get new shocks you should check out Downsouth Motorsports for the 5100's. If you mention TW you get a better deal than anywhere else. When I get enough saved up for mine that's where I'm going.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    i have also looked through some threads and they also mention aal. (im new to the truck modding world so what exactly is aal)
     
  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Use the search and look for a post called lifts, it has all the lift terminology you will need AAL (Add a leaf). Also goes thru all the pros and cons of the diff. types etc.. pretty good info.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    That's if you want to lift the rear of your truck by adding an additional leaf to your stock leaf pack

    grab the 5100s from DSM. youll like em
     
  15. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    yea i dont want a lift just better ride quality. so 5100 combined with toytech springs?
     
  16. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    That's a popular combo I see on here a lot. Eibach springs are good too. Or you could re-use the stock ones and save some cash. But at 100k it's probably not a bad idea to replace them.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Thats about what everyone is saying :rolleyes:.



    Unless you are asking about price. That price seems about right.
     
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