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Shocks for 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BigJimHouse, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    BigJimHouse

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    My 2000 4x4 Tacoma (xtra cab, V-6) needs new shocks asap; what do you guys recommend for replacements?
    I'm kinda limited here to Sears, Napa, Chuck's. Napa has Monroe to the tune of 99.00 each for the front and about 50.00 each for the rear, wasn't really prepped for 300 bucks for shocks.
    The truck has originals in it I think; yellow Bilsteins? 91k miles on it.
    Truck is stock and will see limited off-roading or towing use.

    Can order online too.
    Any recommendations appreciated,
    Jim
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    JimBeam

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    a lot of folks like the bil. 5100 series
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    If you just want an OE replacement type, then Monroes are good for a few years then they leak and you'll need new ones again. I would recommend KYB or Tokico brand shocks. KYB Monomax or Tokico Trekmasters are very high quality replacement shocks. I know Toytec carries the Tokicos and many auto parts stores carry the KYBs such as Carquest.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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    bilstien 5100's dont buy pro comps they are junk
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    STLharry

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    5100s definitely. That way, if you want to lift the truck in the future, you already have the shocks for it (5100s are adjustable up to 2.5").

    I would suggest OME but that requires new coils and rear leafs too, which you don't seem to need. So get bilstein 5100s.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    monroe shocks are junk, buy bilstein hd shocks, autozone has them 75 bucks each. I just had my fronts done and WOW what a difference. I have to save up for the rears.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    bilstiens 5100's for sure
     
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