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TRD Stock Suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by joshone, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    joshone

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    Hey everyone, just bought a 2002 TRD Tacoma Double Cab - just like on I owned years ago. It's got about 82,000 miles on it, and I was wondering at what point I need to replace the stock shocks? Can you upgrade the shocks alone without any other mods? I use it as my daily driver so I'm probably going to keep it pretty close to stock. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Brunes

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    Yes...You can upgrade just shocks.



    BTW-Welcome to the board!!
     
  3. Jul 7, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    I guess I was wondering what my limitations (if any) there were since I don't have a lift on it. What is the typical life on those stock TRD shocks?
     
  4. Jul 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    Brunes

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    No real limitations. Take a look at the Bilstien 5100 shocks. They can be used to lift the truck down the road if you want...or they can be left stock and they are a FAR better shock than the TRD fleet ones.

    You'll be pleased with the upgrade...even if your shocks didn't have 82K on them.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm wondering if my shocks are a little floaty ... it's hard to tell. Any idea how much those run? I can't seem to find pricing online.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    Brunes

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    Check out downsouth motorsports...they are a site sponsor...They can hook you up with all the info you need and probably about the best price you'll get.
     
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