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shocks and maybe coils....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by zu13, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    zu13

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    what is the best shocks i can get for my 2001 toyota tacoma double cab? I was thinking 5100 bilsteins because we just put some one my 4runner but i wanted to hear your guy's input! If we do shocks is there any way to get lift without adding new coils? If not what is the best cheapest set of shocks and coils we can get?

    thank you for all your help and sorry for the frequently asked question!
     
  2. Jun 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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    5100s and eibach or ome coils. The 5100s will give 2.5" lift with stock coils and eibachs will give a little more than 3" with the 5100s set at 0". ome makes different types of coils that you can look into. Thats the best bang for buck when it comes to lift.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    ok sweet thank you!!! and the 5100 with stock coils will give me that much lift? i didnt know they had rear height adjustable?

    how hard is the front shockss to replace?
     
  4. Jun 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    only the fronts are height adjustable by adding preload to the stock size coil springs...

    for the rear, you would need to add new leaf packs or add a leaf or shackles to gain height, then run longer travel rear shocks...

    be forewarned that adding preload lift to a first gen dcab can result in some stiff rides onroad...
     
  5. Jun 23, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    ok well we have decided not to go with a lift just keep the coils stock. we are doing a budget build! so what shocks would be best to get? local shocks from advanced auto the ones that are highly reccomended with the excellent tag on them (60-85 dollars a shock) or should i go online and get some 5100 bilsteins? or what would you guys reccomend?

    Also is there any good write ups of how to replace the front shocks i cant find one:( sorry if there is one i tryed searching but i guess i used the wrong key words....
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    You can lift without getting coils. Im running 5100s @ 2.5" with stock coils. Go for the bilsteins its definately going to be worth it and its almost the same price as the advance auto ones. If you buy any new shocks your gonna have to take them to a shop to have them swap the coils, which costs like 40 bucks. Even if you dont want any lift just leave the billys at 0" ;) pm me if you need help replacing the shocks. I can help you out :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    I recently also went w the 5100's all around ! RIde is soooo sweet, takes the abuse off road also.:turtleride:
     
  8. Jun 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM
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    Front shocks are just taking off 4 bolts..pretty easy.

    You'll have to get the coils decompressed tho.

    And yes, just get the 5100s, best shock you can get for the price without going full CO. Or get some OME nitrochargers.
     
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