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Uh Oh I think I fudged up

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by gnstpd, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    gnstpd

    gnstpd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a set of bilistien shocks off a 2005 TRD tacoma for $40 front and back was planning on replacing my non TRD shocks on my 2012 tacoma.
    I bought them befor I read the "fine print"
    Come to fing out that the shocks have 105,000 miles on them, Did I just waste my money?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Spoonman

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    40 for good working shocks? doesnt seem too bad.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Rucas

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    uhh unless your 2012 has more miles on them.....
    you shouldnt need those.
    You sure you arent looking for bilstein 5100's?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
    You can send them back for a "refresh"..but at 105,000 miles id just ditch them.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Its only 40 bucks i wouldnt be to heart broken over it.....
     
  6. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Do they expand by them selves? How much effort does it take to compress them?
    It could be a good deal or a $40 lesion.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    gnstpd

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    well when they get here I will find out if I do install them and they fail I will always have the original shocks to fall back on.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    cmack

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    Bilstein has a lifetime warranty on their shocks. Might be something to look at...
     
  9. Mar 10, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    pudge151

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    i wouldnt waste your time putting them on if they have over 100k miles on them, yours are brand new, either buy some new shocks like the 5100's or just keep your stock ones on
     
  10. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    If you do install them do not expect much. They are not true Bilsteins. Rather, they are built by Bilstein to Toyota specs, no lifetime warranty. If you want true Bilsteins, buy either 4600s or 5100s.

    No, Toyota TRD Bilsteins are NOT 4600s. Compare the physical size of them. You will see a big difference in size.
     
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