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Sr5/base model Shock question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toyoghi, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Toyoghi

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    Hey guys,

    Just curious as to what the SR5/Base shocks are supposed to look like. I have a 2011 base model, but I compared the "look" of my shocks to my co-workers TRD shocks and I cannot tell the difference. Both are yellow with the blue sleeve. I was under the impression the SR5/Base shocks were supposed to be black, not yellow.

    Not that this really matters, I'm more curious then anything. But even in the buy/sell here when people sell there SR5 shocks they are black... Could I maybe have gotten lucky and got the TRD shocks?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    I think they are the same type just different heights.. but not sure
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    did you buy it new? mine are black, i'm pretty sure.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah I do also have the four leaf pack and yep I did buy it new!
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    That's wierd, next time you go to your truck want to just take a peak to double check for me? Thanks!
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    TRD Bilstein shocks have the "Bilstein" label on them. Yellow paint doesn't meant anything.

    BTW, there's nothing "magical" about the TRD Bilsteins. The Bilstein 5100 shocks commonly used for lifts have better valving, yet they are pretty inexpensive. (DSM sells them at $300 for a set of four.)

    EDIT: Canadian trucks may be configured differently.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    oh no, I am not worried at all about having them. I couldn't care less to be honest... I'll be upgrading my suspension in the near future. I was just curious more then anything.

    And yes, mine do say "Bilstein" right on the label.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    mine are black, just ran outside and looked for you.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Awesome dude, thanks! that's interesting
     
  10. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Mine are black as well.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    hmm, thanks guys! Maybe someone from canada will chime in
     
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