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Spring/Shock Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by redrckhiker, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    redrckhiker

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    So I just purchased the full set of shocks from DS Motorsports. As I assess the job ahead, I look at my springs tonight-The top three spring rungs are pretty well compressed. So I haven't see them new, but as I look through the Haynes book, the pictures show fully uncompressed springs. Is it possible I need to replace my springs as well? I attached a picture for perspective. Thank you for any input you may provide.

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  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    cant really tell by the pic, but youre not running any kind of strut extension/spacer lift kit are you?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Do you have a TRD truck?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    How many miles on the truck/springs?

    My stock springs looked similar with the weight of the truck on 'em. - with them off the truck, the spring compressor was able to remove them no-sweat so i could get the top plates off... but i didn't re-use the springs, i bought OME 881's instead.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Those coils do look like TRD progressives don't they. Shocks don't look like those that come with the TRD package.

    Could just be really sagging. :notsure:
     
  6. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Thanks guys..they are TRD's...I struggle with the way the truck was taken care of that the springs are shot-part of the reason I never looked. Anyway, if I were to negate my first choice of shocks only, whats a reasonably priced coil over kit that provides good quality cost? I don't necessarily need a lift at all, but like the option the Bilsteins I bought offer, should I change my mind...
     
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