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Want to upgrade the suspension on my truck what are some good sets for a decent price

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacomamoose, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Tacomamoose

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    I would like to upgrade from stock and get better suspension but i have no idea what to get! Any ideas? Im looking for something thats good quality but not too expensive. Any suggestions? names, sites, and prices would be great! maybe some pictures of ur suspension too! Thanks
     
  2. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    What do you want to upgrade ? Just shocks? rear leaf springs? Do you want to stay at stock height or lift it some also?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    you can get some Bilstein 5100s a big difference between them and stock and for 400 bucks you can get them all around the truck wheelersoffroad.com
     
  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    I was lookis at the 7100 seriies are those good? i wanna be able to go wheeling and not having to worrk about screwin up my truck
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    whatever is easiest but good.. i dont wanna buy some garbage or do a shitty job u kno
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    The 7100's aren't set up for our rides...
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    What is set up for our trucks thats good that costs around 200-400 each?
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    Throw out some ideas you got for me! i wanna do it soon!
     
  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    This maybe a stupid question but can you replace the rear leafs with a coil suspension?
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    OK, I have to chime in and make a recommendation for OME. My Old Man Emu shocks have completely transformed my truck. They rock! I notice the difference in all terrain situations (highway, dirt roads, sand, high speed, low speed, parking lot bumps, etc).

    Get the front shocks and springs and the rears for a few hundred (around $200 I believe) more then the 5100s everyone previously has been discussing. OMEs are a major step up from those.

    Know I've heard many say that you're really just paying for the OME name and that the shocks aren't really that great.. after all they're made by Monroe AU. But I got them and they are awesome!

    The TRD Off-road package shocks and springs were so soft and springy.. it was aweful driving at any reasonable speed off-road.. bouncing all over the place.

    Anyway, you have many choices certainly. My recommendation.. OME.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    there are so many options to choose from and you kind of left your question open ended. check out toyteclifts.com downsouthmotorsports.com wheelersoffroad.com. these are just few sites you can look at. theres also a good "sticky" to read that sums up alot of lift questions and gives you plenty of information. god luck always ask questions guys here are full of info and are always happy to give it.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    thank you all for your input.. mountainwolfpup is really makin me thik about the ome's thank you man.. definately goin to look into those! jhodge id like to hear more aboput what you were talking about sounds good!
     
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    id love to see some pictures of your truck. I want the shock difference and a little height with it
     
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    Which is the better of the two... OME or the Billstein 5100's???
     
  17. Dec 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    I honestly dont know. Your gonna get alot of different responses based on peoples personal experiences. And from what I've read and heard people love both of these lifts. Both ride smooth and achieve the look that most people are trying to attain. I know that the Bilstein 5100's are sock length and you wont gain any travel. Im not so sure on how much if any travel you gain over stock with the OME kit. talk to the toytec guys. they carry both setups and can give you all the info. ill try to find some more info on the OME for ya
     
  18. Dec 23, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    thank you man.. ya i want a little more clearence and want somethin that i can use for offroading and stuff
     
  19. Dec 24, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    Hello

    So going off what others have recommended, here are a couple suggestions.
    You said your budget was 3-4 hundred dollars right.

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    Let me know if you have any questions.
     
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