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Shock Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2000yota, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. 2000yota

    2000yota [OP] Toyota FTW

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    One of the shocks went out on my truck so im gonna get 4 new ones it rides horrible right now. i want about a 1 to 2 inch lift with out havin to get bigger springs and all that crap.
    1-i want a 1 to 2 inch lift without changin up all my stuff
    2- i want to keep a good smooth ride
    3 affordable

    so what should i get?
     
  2. tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Billy 5100's then!
     
  3. mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Cat-Back, weather techs, ipod and sisuis Old 04 Taco: 5100s At all 4 corners set at 2.5", Toyotec AAL, Gibson cat-back, Deck plate mod, 20% Tint on fronts, 10" Kicker Comp sub, Sirius radio, Bud Built Skid, Pro Comp 8069 Wheels
    ^^ What he said. I love mine.
     
  4. 2000yota

    2000yota [OP] Toyota FTW

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    thats what i was thinkin ha tacomakid you always got my back haha every thread i make you got answers for me its prolly cuz our trucks are pretty much the same but how much are those?
     
  5. RPain

    RPain Well-Known Member

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    check out the build thread
    yep billy's i have mine at 2.5
     
  6. 2000yota

    2000yota [OP] Toyota FTW

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    mwild i was just lookin at your build does your truck still ride smooth or is it rougher with the AAL
     
  7. tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    LOL no problem, They run from $85 to $100 per shock but most places are backordered until at east june. If your gona get them Downsouthmotorsports always gives Toyota guys first crack at them. They will post a thread when they have a shipment in.

    Gold Tacomas have to stick together!!:D
     
  8. 2000yota

    2000yota [OP] Toyota FTW

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    Damn Right! best color there is!
     
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    just installed billy's at 2.5 in the front and billy's and the toytec 2" aal in the rear. rides great! noticeably stiffer in the rear, especially, but not bad. the whole truck feels very controlled now (both front shocks i replaced were definitely blown).
     
  10. tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    You can hardly tell when its dirty thats for damn sure.
     
  11. 2000yota

    2000yota [OP] Toyota FTW

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    Yeahh! thats so true! everytime i take mine in the mud i try to take picures but you cant even tell at all in the pictures
     
  12. tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I know its saved me alot of quarters for the car wash.
     
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