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suspension HELP!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03taco, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    03taco

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    i drive a 2003 tacoma dbl cab, my wife and i hate the ride quality of the fabtech shocks and we want to switch to bilstien my problem is that i dont know what shock i need to accomadate my 6 in lift and since im not even in the states i cant do what i would normally do go out and check it out, so please let me know if its 10" or 12" and what i need for the front end shock wise oh and there is no spacer in the front i know that for sure its all shock.



    please and thank you
     
  2. Sep 19, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    The experts at DSM are very helpful. (They've even sorted out the recurring forum question about the difference between 5100s & 5125s, several times. :eek:) I'm sure they can recommend the right shocks for your application.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention they also have the best prices on Bilsteins I've seen anywhere.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Agreed- Try give them a call,they can help you out
     
  4. Sep 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    I hope you don't expect the ride of a 6" lifted pick up truck to ride like a Cady...

    What about the ride don't you like?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    i personally dont mind the ride, but my wife said it makes her boobies hurt.....................whatever pansy, buti promised her id look into something that rides a little smoother than the fabtech shocks i got with the lift.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    i don't think Blistein makes front shocks that will work. You might have to get some really expensive coil overs like Kings or Icons or something.

    Id personally just get rid of the 6'' lift all together..
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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  8. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    what do you want pics of ? boobies? the shocks? or my wife?
     
  9. Sep 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    Always interested in improving ride quality
     
  11. Sep 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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  12. Sep 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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  13. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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  14. Sep 21, 2011 at 2:02 AM
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    YALL CRACK ME THE HELL UP! ok dsm got back to me with some surprising news! but sounds like i will have a one off set of shocks soon. the message below is what dsm sent me.




    Hi Thomas,

    The Fabtech kit you're running, has a very specific dimension on the
    front shock that is unique to that kit. Neither of the brands you
    mentioned, or any other brands that we sell will have a shock to fit the
    front of that kit....except one. King Shocks. We can have King custom
    build you a set of coil-overs for the front of your truck, and matching
    rear shocks if you'd like. The price on the fronts will be roughly
    $1200/pair for the fronts, and $775/pair for the rears. On the rear, you
    can also just run a Bilstein 5125 series shock, and those will run you
    $184.99/pair.

    Let me know if we can help you with anything else...

    Thank you,

    -Marco @ DSM
     
  15. Sep 21, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    $1200 for a set of custom king's isn't too bad. ...but i would just go with the bil's in the rear. ..no need to spend the extra money for kings in the rear if the bil's will work.
     
  16. Sep 21, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    get 5150s :D they rock :)

    New you'd end up having to get a really pricey coilover. Just wasn't sure which brand. Now we kno :p
     
  17. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    $1200 for kings really isnt bad, and i will probly end up going with billys. im glad my wifes boobs answered some questions that all of us had, i guess wives that complain can be good sometimes.....................SOMETIMES!
     
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