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TRD BILSTEINS Vs NON TRD SHOCKS !!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Tacoma, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Mr.Tacoma

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    Am thinking of a cheap mod..to u/g TRD Bilsteins (not 5100s)..as such mine is just a non trd V6 SR5..So question is does the bilsteins give better ride performance than the shocks that i already have on the truck !!
    Thnks :confused:
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Hoyal

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    I have a pair of used trd off-road shocks I would part with cheap.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Not worth it, save your money for 5100s if anything
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Thnks all...Mine has a A.R.E cap and it gives me a feel that its kinda low even without any load...makes me think if i should change shocks..or perhaps add a leaf (has only 3).:confused:
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    I have a pair of rear TRD shocks with very low miles off a 2010. Check link in my sig if you're interested.

    Sorry, I can't comment on how they are compared to base model shocks.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    I took base shocks off my prerunner, they had about 90,000 miles on them, and put used TRD shocks on.

    Absolute night and day difference. I wouldn't trade it for anything other than possibly 5100s.

    It doesn't even drive or handle the same. I couldn't stand the handling before, now I love it!

    Warning, it will make the ride much firmer, so be prepared. I do have a 4cyl so I'm a little lighter in the front end, that may explain why its a little firm. I personally love the firm ride though.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Dont bother with the TRD Bilsteins. Get the 5100s, they are better than those on the TRD packages hands down. Second for $175 you will not find a better pair of shocks. Third if your considering adding a leaf spring the 5100s will allow you to level out the front of the truck which the stock TRDs will not do.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    A good part of this is going from shocks with 90Kmi to shocks with less.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    This is probably true, but the base shocks do seem a bit softer.

    I have a friend with a new 2010 prerunner long bed, and his rides like a car compared to mine.

    I keep telling him he needs to get the TSB done, and throw some 5100s on it.
     
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