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Shocks For 99 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jnutter97, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    jnutter97

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    So my shocks are basically completely blown on my truck. It's 2.7 L 4 cylinder. Any recommendations for new ones all around? I've heard good things about Bilstein but I didn't know if a specific one was recommended.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    MTgirl

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    OME notrochargers
    I had Bilsteins and wished I had gone OME instead
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    I had Nitrochargers and wish I had gone Bilsteins instead
     
  4. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    Obsessed2000

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    My vote is for Bilstein's, have them on my Taco and Chevy.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    DustStorm4x4

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  6. Jan 31, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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    I had stock and wished I had gone Kings instead
     
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  7. Jan 31, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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    99SuperTaco4x4

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    whats your budget and intended use?
     
  8. Feb 1, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    skeezix

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    When I replaced my shocks, I used (and highly recommend) the factory-installed Toyota Bilstein shocks. I purchased them on-line and at a discount. Cost me around $90 per shock average.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    devinzz1

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    Different valving. Different preferences. Both good bang for buck shocks.
     
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  10. Feb 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    jnutter97

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    No more than $600 total and I do some offroading but it's mostly because I would just like to make the ride smoother.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    BartMaster1234

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    My Tacoma came with the Tokico shocks, I feel every single bump on the road. I'm okay with the stock height of the PreRunner, should I get the yellow/blue Bilsteins that came on the TRD's, or should I get 5100's set at 0' lift?

    Also how do you know if your springs are bad? They're the factory springs with 80k miles.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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