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Tokico Shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sull625, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    sull625

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    I have tokico shocks on my front end w/ stock coils and rancho (unsure which ones exacty) on the rear. The front has a rev tech spacer lift. I'm wondering if I should dismantle it all and get something else or if this is a decent setup. Let me know what you all think.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    Before you get flamed for not searching, your best bet is to dump your current setup & depending how much you are willing to spend, you could set yourself up with Bilstein 5100's in front & Bilstein 5125's for the rear for a little over $300.00 Add a leaf or 2 to the rear springs puts you at $400 & change...You would be very happy with results, a good quality susp. upgrade with not a lot of out of pocket expense...:)
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    Oh yeah, your current setup blows chunks.... (no offense dude) ;)
     
  4. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:09 AM
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    I wouldn't say that your current setup is horrible... it's just that there are better options. And I'd go on to say that the tokico shocks aren't the reason for this. Your front spacer lift isn't ideal. Doing a suspension lift is always better.

    That being said, tokico makes a decent product. They're manufacturer whose aim is primarily towards the OEM replacement market. They tend to be more popular in the "sport compact car" scene than the off road market.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd find the compressed/extended lengths of your shocks. If they spec out well for eibach springs(and I suspect they will), I'd buy a set of eibachs for up front and run the shocks until they die. After that, then you can get 5100s or which ever shock you choose.

    Just my opinion
     
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    Spacers blow chunks ,period.. I'm not trying to hurt his feelings, I'm being honest...You've got him buying coils for an inferior shock that may or may not even work on (I'm betting it won't)
     
  6. Jun 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Well damn that's what I thought people would say. Guess ill dismantle and sell off what I have here and grab some new shocks, coils and leafs. Thanks for the input.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    First, what about the tokico is so inferior? Not everyone needs a remote res nitro charged shock. In fact I don't... and i crawl some serious trails. Second, who said they don't fit? Tokico makes shocks that fit a 3 inch lifted tacoma.

    Finally, OP I've actually run tokicos in my rig before my current setup. On a 3" lift no less. They performed fine. They were gas-a-just shocks. Hytenor on TTORA has run them as well. Make sure that they are long enough for your intended lift. If they are, just run them.
     
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    What am I looking at as far as amount of lift with the bilstien 5100 series?
     
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    If you go with the 5100 set at zero with eibach springs it will give you approximately 3" of lift initially. And get the 2" AAl for the rear.
     
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    Gabriel was better but still =junk. kyb= better but still not good. then bilstien$$$ but not great, after all that ...I wish I would have kept my factory installed tokico's , in fact looking for a good set of tokicos.....haven't tried Rancho yet but just too much for basic driving, I have never off roaded my truck either so the shocks I bought; u think they would have lasted!!! but do what you want..... this is what I have done so far...good luck
    maybe air bags for front soon, by the way I have air bag assist for rear, that works great, but shocks still took a dump....food for thought....
     
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