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Shocks (other then billy's)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JayARRGHH, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    JayARRGHH

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    Ok so i apologize i've searched everywhere and all I get are "GET BILLY 5100s!!" More than likely i am going to get them but i'd like to keep my options open. Any other suggestions? My chevy friend is always telling me to get skyjackers or ranchos but i feel like thats just because he's a chevy meat head. I was looking at these pro comps
    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits-Suspensions-and-Shocks/4-Procomp-ES1000-shocks-with-4-black-shock-boots.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=90&t_pt=101006&t_pl=101369&t_pn=ShockingES1000
    but I don't know anything about them. Also, I have an 03 tacoma with stock coils and leafs and 31s.
    Thanks for any input.
    -Jay
     
  2. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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  3. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    i also should have mentioned I only do small weekend warrior/trail runs. I think, if I looked at the right ones, those were more hardcore than what I need. Thanks for the suggestion though.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Eibach/Toytec coils, bilstein 5100's all around, Kenwood DNX7100 Navigation
    honestly the bilsteins are great compared to stock. Everyone uses them and loves them! so why not get them? haha
     
  5. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    well that was my thought exactly, you know everyone on here uses them so they obviously must be good but I just wanted to keep my options open and see if there were any other suggestions, especially with my money situation right now.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    KenLyns

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    In order of robustness and increasing cost:
    Spacers -> Bilstein 5100 -> OME Nitrocharger -> Coilovers
     
  7. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    I vote some nitrochargers and corresponding coils. This is the only set up that doesn't really pre-load your suspension
     
  8. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    This, I would go OME before 5100
     
  9. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Look into rancho 2.5" quick lift. Pretty cheap and you can adjust the stiffness of the shocks.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Alright So I need front coilovers, can I use the stock coils with the OME Nitros? and best place to find them?
    Thanks guys.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    Noob question, what is the benefit of not having preloaded suspension? I assume pre-loaded is not as good?
     
  12. Apr 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    Less travel, stiffer suspension.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    And premature wear. The shock will want to "fight" with the spring to get back to it's original position. Spacer lifts and bilstein 5100s preload the suspension and when coilovers are cranked up to a certain amount of lift, they too are preloading the spring. However bilstein 5100s and coilovers are both good options, just at different spectrums of the market (ones relatively cheap, the other not so much). Spacers are what you should really beware of.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    You won't gain amylose with stock coils and nitros. They are not ride height adjustable. What cab size, engine size, gen are you? Any extra weight up front?
     
  15. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    I'm 1st gen, 2003, extracab, v6 (3.7 i believe?) and there is no extra weight but I do plan on getting a relentless or ARB type front bumper.

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    04_24_11842 by JayRodenhiser, on Flickr

    ^^Thats my truck, almost all the weight is on the back with that ladder rack but its probably 100 pounds maybe, it basically levels off the truck.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    I'd recommend the 882 springs if you're getting a bumper as well, but to level it out you will need to do something about the rear
     
  17. Apr 28, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    yea really what im going to do is get my leafs re-arched because they're sagging pretty bad, but im just trying to find a good set up for the front with coilovers. On the cheap too lol.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I just installed the OME lift , very impressed so far
     
  19. Apr 28, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    if you dont mind me asking, how much did it run you and did you do all 4 shocks and coil overs or what?
     
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