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Stock shock upgrades?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeepmor, May 14, 2011.

  1. May 14, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    jeepmor

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    Are there stock height suspension upgrades?

    Looking for OME shocks mostly. I'm going stock ride height on my rig with some rear Firestone airbags for now. I just bought new 265/75/16 Duratracs today. Air bag springs for rear loading are next. No lift upgrade until these tires go, so I'm looking for good shocks. I'm just looking for better ride when loaded and love OME shocks. Can I put one of their shocks in my stock strut assembly up front?
     
  2. May 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    steve o 77

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    I wouldn't, they are not designed to be run that way.
     
  3. May 14, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    You wouldn't what? Put a new shock in? I don't follow, but maybe I new to IFS is all, I don't follow your statement.
     
  4. May 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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    sorry. I meant I wouldn't use the OME shocks on stock coils. If you simply want a better replacement shock for stock height, go with the bilstein 5100's.
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    X2 on the Bilstein 5100"s- great upgrade and you can lift the front down the road if you want with these shocks. :D
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Firestone Ride Rite kit showed up yesterday, model 2407. Nice quality stuff, I'm impressed. Installation should take place tomorrow. I'll look into the Bilstein 5100s, thanks.

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