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Value added with suspension upgrade?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by seagipsy, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Oct 25, 2006 at 6:55 PM
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    seagipsy

    seagipsy [OP] New Member

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    I'm trying to justify doing a mild lift and new shocks versus just replacing the shocks on my 00 Tacoma. Suppose I can get a deal on an ARB lift and shocks, how much would that add to the resale of my truck vs just stock shocks?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2006 at 6:59 AM
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    I honestly don't think adding a lift to your truck will add much value to your rig. It depends on how much wheeling you do, if it's your daily driver and you only wheel a couple of times a year I'd just get the replacement shocks.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2006 at 8:01 AM
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    I don't do any rock crawling, mostly driving through mud and on the beach for fishing. I haul a lot of hay and feed for the farm and have some slick, steep slopes I have to run to get the hay to the sheep. I don't cover lots of miles but I use it several times a week with lots of weight.

    What would you recomend for heavy loads?

    Thanks for you advice
     
  4. Oct 30, 2006 at 1:57 PM
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    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    i suggest some nice firm shocks if you are just carrying weight. i hear billstein 5100's are pretty nice.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2006 at 2:55 PM
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    seagipsy [OP] New Member

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    I heard they were good also. I also heard that you needed a lift to fit any of them.

    I just found out my leaf springs are shot also...great.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2006 at 6:32 PM
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    Sounds like it's time to get some Donahoe's or Old Man Emu's
     
  7. Oct 31, 2006 at 8:24 AM
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    I got a deal on OME so and going with that. Now to actually do it!

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2006 at 7:59 PM
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    I have said this before to another member but if you want to keep ride quality and handeling and still have the ability to deal with heavy loads occasionally. try looking at Light Racings jounce shocks. go to www.lightracing.com and check them out. Most suspension upgrades will not affect trade in value on a truck. It is unfortunate but true. Much like throwing 4000 dollars at wheels and tires, it is something you have ton do for your own pleasure and not for an investment because you will never get that money back. Many of my customers have me remove their aftermarket equipment to use or sell on E-bay to hold trade-in value and sell their stuff on craigs list or E-bay.
     
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