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Shock Replacement Advice

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jonnybeer, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    jonnybeer [OP] New Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    08 TRD
    2" leveling kit, Airbags, Exhaust, cold air intake, tires/
    Hi all, I am new to the forum and appreciate any input you may have for my dilemma.

    A few years ago I put a 2" leveling kit in the front of my 2008 TRD double cab, and airbags in the back. This was to accommodate a bigger tire and increased payload in the box. My stock Bilsteins have been great, but they now feel dead and need replacing.

    I have been reading lots of threads on the site and it seems that the Bilstein 5100's may be the way to go.

    But please be honest with me. Is this a simple shock replacement or should I consider putting in a real lift such as the Old Man Emu kit? I dont really want to spend the money on a whole new kit, and am hoping you guys will think that my set up with the 5100's will be acceptable.

    Thanks for your input!
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    krimson Nothin

    May 17, 2008
    TRD Off Road
    OME 3" lift with 885 coils. OME Shocks with TSB 1.5 AAL. 285/75/16 KM2s. XD Hoss 16" wheels. DDM Tuning 6000K HIDs, H10 6000K Fogs. BHLM. Debaged. 20% tint on front windows.
    If you are thinking about getting OME kit. Get it, I'm glad I got it. The ride is real nice and what you pay for is well worth it. 5100s are nice, but glad I decided to go with the OME over the 5100s.

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