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Shock Replacement for Stock Height

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ARCEM, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    ARCEM

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    Hi I just purchased a 2002 v6 4x4 Trd with 107,000 miles. Im pretty sure the shocks are well past their prime.

    Yes i have searched, but i still have some unanswered questions. I've been looking at Bilstein 5100 for the front as they will work for the front. but what about the rear, what length shock do i need for stock TRD leaf springs, and do i do 5100 or 5125?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I would get the OEM size 5100 for the rear. They should know the length you need.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    on my 04 double cab....i have bilstein 5100's on all 4 corners.....and thats with a set of 5 leaf pack rear leafs from wheelers. truck rides great with the 5100's......and you will have no problem with them on stock springs.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    truxartis

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    I've been searching about replacing my stock shocks and was set on Bill 5100s all around, but someone told me the ride was way too stiff and harsh...

    I am not trying to lift the truck, and it's mostly used for daily driving.
    Would the regular yellow and blue (TRD?) billys do the trick ?
     
  5. Sep 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    they will be ok.....but to me....the 5100's ride tons better than the hd billys.
     
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