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what is a good replacment shock for tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by wow, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. wow

    wow [OP] Member

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    do i have to go with bilstien shocks ?
    really dont off road much .
    is a heavy duty truck shock ok?
    maybe smoother ride ?
    any opinions on what brand ?
    going to lift front slightly with spACER (1 inch/ 1and half inch)
    and going to install add a leaf in back
    would like slighly smoother ride on road
    truck handels like shit bounces ,hops, scoots sideways on curves with wash board in it hate it !
    Thank you
    Mik e q
     
  2. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    billstiens are just an awesome preforming shock all around. Smoothness on the road, and offroad. They are dual valved, for anti-foaming for longer life also. Ive been running them on my truck for a while now, and you can definately tell a difference.
     
  3. STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    never had bilsteins, but when i changed from stock to OME i noticed a positive change...much better.

    my assumption though is that both the billys and the nitrochargers work just as well...its just a preference thing (correct me if i am wrong)
     
  4. eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    you can add some bilsteins 5100 those are smoother than the stock bilsteins that came with TRD package
     
  5. beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    pro comp is also good
     
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    If you're just going to drive it on the street and don't feeling like paying that much for shocks then get Monroes.
     
  7. Domovoy

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    do I need special spec shocks for TRD, PreRunner or SR5 packages ? which ones should i use ? 98% road use 2% running on curbs and roadkill
     
  8. BDN

    BDN "old Brett", Tour Guide

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    This is what I ran for years before I started modding. Never had an issue. If you were closer I'd give you my old ones.
     
  9. 00yotasr5

    00yotasr5 Well-Known Member

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    if your planning to lift, with the billies those will achieve that lift for you. just set them at the middle notch since the 3rd notch gives 2 1/2 give or take.
     
  10. Domovoy

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    thanks to all for the info well noted...
     
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