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TSB or Aftermarket????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06uncsam, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    06uncsam

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    Hey guys i have a 2006 double cab and i am sick and tired of the hitting bumps in the road and bottoming out. I don't qualify for the TSB so i was wondering if i should have Toyota order the parts and i put them on myself or should i go with aftermarket add a leaf? i am also thinking about upgrading to the 5100 bilstein shocks all the way around. i am guessing i should wait on the shocks till i figure out what i wanna do with the leaf's. Thanks for reading and i look forward to hearing form you guys!!!!!!
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Pugga

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    Toyota will absolutely rape you with the parts. If you're considering buying new from Toyota, I'd look at an aftermarket replacement leaf pack instead. You can get something much cheaper that will last a lot longer and don't necessarily have to buy a leaf pack that lifts the rear. Check out Alcan's website, they can make you a set of springs to your specifications or try a local spring shop. Another option may be air bags or Timbren bump stops (basically aftermarket bump stops that are made to support weight and don't bottom out harshly like the solid rubber ones). An AAL will provide some support temporarily but is most likely just a band aid to get you buy for now.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2011 at 4:42 AM
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    Yea you are right they want 1500 for a 4 leaf pack and u bolts. I am looking at a 3" lift from toytec. it comes with the new dakar leaf pack and bilstein 5100's all the way around and new froint coils. That will run me 1289 (plus shiping). Has anyone used this particular lift? Any reviews? I have heard nothing but good things about Bilstein's. Thanks!!!
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    I've heard nothing but good things about the Dakars. The only bad thing I've heard about the Bilsteins is they tend to stiffen up over time (that being said, I have them and no complaints so far). Have you thought about the OME kit from Toytec with the Dakar leaf pack? It'd come with OME coils and Nitrocharger shocks all around.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    I just ordered the dakar leaf packs from TRD parts 4 u and i paid 428 with shipping. I will keep you updated on what i thinkof them. I am deployed right now so i won't be back in the states till early september. Hopefully once i get back i will finish the lift and get the rims and tires i want. Thanks for the input man i appreciate it.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Pugga

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    Thanks for your service, come back safe!

    Good luck with the new pack!
     
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