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Shock and strut advicE

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Robs__taco, Jun 20, 2019.

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Considering going procomp or Bilstein

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  1. Jun 20, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    Robs__taco

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    I am going to be switching out my shocks and struts on my 2002 taco. Mainly considering Bilstein or pro comp. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Bilstein. The Procomp shocks in my 92 ride so stiff there may as well not be any shocks at all. I have Bilstein 5100's in my 04 and while a little firm, theyre much softer than the procomp turds.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Thank you. I would be going with the 4600s. Its mostly used for daily driving, hauling wood and hunting. No real off-roading. Are they able to handle a decent load?
     
  4. Jun 20, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Yup! You will not be sorry! Great shocks, made by a great company.
     
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    Sorry for the noob question, what’s the part # on the 4600?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    I replaced both my front and rear shocks 2 weeks ago. I used Gabriel Proguard. It made a huge difference. Their is a lot less roll on turns and stops. I know that Gabriel is not too pricey but I don't do any off roading. This is mainly a truck for daily driving and home projects.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    OP, note that Bilstein 4600s are only shocks, springs not included.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    Assuming you are doing the work yourself. Get the vendor to assembly the coils on the shocks.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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