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Shock & Lift Advice

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by clarsen123, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Nov 5, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    clarsen123

    clarsen123 [OP] New Member

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    After 160K miles, my ride is getting dangerously mushy. I figure I'd lift it a bit since I need to replace the shocks. I currently have the original TRD Bilsteins. If I go with a new set of shocks and a lift (I don't want new wheels), what would you do? I'm looking at the Toytec kits, based on this forum.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2008 at 11:01 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Just depends on what you plan to do with the lift, how much you want to spend, how high you want to go, etc...
     
  3. Nov 5, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    check out the pics in my gallery. i have done sort of a lift...new coils/ new shocks on all 4 corners and new rear leaf springs. it all gave me a bit of lift, but my ride is far superior to stock now. all my suspension was completely worn out, so i replaced everything and its great now. if you wanna know what all i did, just let me know.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    Im kinda running into the same problem my truck is about to hit 160K miles and the ridies getting a little rough but since im right in the middle of college I cant really afford to upgrade to a newer truck nor do I really want to but I would like to do something about my ride.

    Will Ive been looking at what u did and I think that is the direction I want to go I dont want a lift cause I want to keep the same tires and wheels but I would like a better ride so if you wouldnt mind to post a list of what all you did and the prices and stuff I would greatly apprcaite it
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    In his sig, it says he did the billy 5100s all around. If you replaced with the 5100s, your ride quality would improve a lot.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    here is what i did........

    wheelers 5 pack rear leafs
    wheelers u-bolt set...and i should have gotten the main eye bolt set too...i'd recommend it for sure
    ome 881 coils for the front
    bilstein 5100's on all 4 corners

    i got the coils and rear leafs from wheelersoffroad.com
    i got the 5100's from downsouthmotorsports on ebay.

    this stuff greatly improved my ride, as well as giving a tad bit of lift...and i still am running stock size wheels. the rest of the stuff i got was energy suspension rear spring bushings( i didnt know at the time......but the wheelers leafs come with them already), i got energy suspension sway bar bushings(not mushy in corners now) and i got goodridge g-stop braided stainless brake lines from wheelers also.

    my shocks were about $300 for the set, and check here for wheelers prices.......http://wheelersoffroad.com/ as i dont remember exactly what i paid. i think it was around $750 or so from what i got from wheelers. all my suspension was shot, and its better than new now!!
     
  7. Nov 8, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    TRD4x4858

    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

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    You could always find a set of used low mileage trd coil assemblies from someone who put aftermarket coilovers on there truck. I see them on craigslist all the time for like under 100, i sold my stock coil assemblies for 50 with 30k on them
     
  8. Nov 8, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    this is true.......as i have my set of trd offroad coils from my 04 double cab in our buy/sale/trade forum for $40 plus shipping........and they only have 46k miles on them.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/bu...stock-trd-double-cab-4x4-coils-04-tacoma.html
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    colermidoler99

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    LIFT TIRES STERIO SYSTEM EXHAUST

    definately go revtek.. it rides super smooth on the road and provides a pretty smooth ride offroad
     
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