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wanting new shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Trail Trash, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    Trail Trash

    Trail Trash [OP] New Member

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    3in ToyTec front spacer lift, 2in ToyTec rear AAL. All-Pro Offorad front bumper, 1.25in Spidertrax wheel spacers.
    I have an 08 tacoma double cab 4x4 with a 3in front toytec spacer lift, and 2in aals in the rear. I have the yellow bilstein shocks that came with it and I am wanting new ones. I heard most people get the 5100s but i was thinking about getting the 5150s. I also have the all pro offroad front bumper and it weighs the front down a bit. I was wondering if the beefier shocks would raise the truck up too. I have 1.25 in spidertrax spacers and 33in bfg KM2s also if that makes any difference.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    5150's in the front? Not going to happen.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    jackrules

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    care to elaborate on why 5150's wont work in the front?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    5150 are rear resi shocks


    OP, if your looking for a lift with a load, you should look into a coil lift (Shocks don't actually provide lift, with the 5100's its just changing where the coil sits on the strut, and lifts by adding pre-load to the coil)
    5100s with eibach/toytec coils/ OME nitrochargers w/ OME 885(IIRC) coils are popular on the site


    Didn't really see that you had a spacer lift-
    I'd recommend switching the spacers for struts/coils. it'll handle the weight of the bumper better and you'll have a ride thats 150,000x better (proven by scientists)
     
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