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What shocks do I get? Do I really need beilstein 5100 shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by mmjcarr, May 7, 2009.

  1. mmjcarr

    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2002 Tacoma SR5 PreRunner DoubleCab 2WD 4 Cylinder. The ride is terrible and the shocks have to be bad. Every little thing I hit (small pot holes, etc...) it sounds and feels as if I hit a brick wall.

    I drive a 2WD in Minnesota so I put about 240 lbs of sandbags in the back in winter to help with traction. I probably want some good shocks to support that extra weight all winter.

    Someone else advised me to get Beilstein 5100 shocks. Is that overkill for my 2WD PreRunner?

    In not, why?

    If yes, do you have any other suggestions? :)
     
  2. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    It's all about cost , what you want them for, and what you use the truck for.

    You don't need 5100's....

    You can get any shock/strut you want as long as they're the proper size/length to fit the truck.

    Are you looking for a soft ride? Stiff ride? Do you offroad? Are you on a budget? Are you looking for inexpensive shocks/struts?

    Do some searching... there are GOOD inexpensive shocks out there.
    I've had Ranchos (would never buy them again). I've also had OME's (they're nice but a bit pricey). I run Doetsch Tec's on my jeep and they've been the most impressive shock (Prerunner version) for the cost - inexpensive.
     
  3. mmjcarr

    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    much appreciated. i would like a soft ride and I'm not really on a budget but would still like a reasobably priced set. whatever would be considered a good bang for the buck. doesn't necessarrily mean I would go with the least expensive. I just don't want overkill but something that would support the sandbags in winter without the sag that the OEMs provide.

    okay okay, here is my admission!!! LOL!!! I'm not really a off-roader and never would use my truck in that fashion. I may do a camping trip at a local campsite. LOL! I like it simply because of the way it looks.

    Am I considered a "poser?" LOL! Whatever!!!!
     
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    I would think any stock replacement shock would work fine for you. Not a poser nothing wrong with having a truck you like that looks good. After all it is yours. lol.
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I think the 5100's would be a good shock for ya. MUCH better dampening than OEM, and a lifetime warrenty. :)
     
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    ^ I didn't realize they had a lifttime warranty!
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    I belive only the 5100's and 5125's do. The rest are a standard 1 year.
     
  8. mmjcarr

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    Fella's... Best price is $321.80 for Bilstein 5100's. Anyone know of a better deal? Also, is there anything else you would change or updade since I am doing shocks any ways? struts? springs? etc.....

    Michael
     
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    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Hey, nothing here, stop doing that!!
    Just look to your right! ->
    Cool. I didn't know that! I just ordered some 5100's from Wheelers & me and my cuz are gonna install them next week......:D
     
  10. mmjcarr

    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Dosnt DSM sell them for under $300.00 for all 4?
     
  12. mmjcarr

    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is DSM? Not sure bro!
     
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    mmjcarr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, nothing here, stop doing that!!
    Just look to your right! ->
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    Yup, got mine from DSM for under 300, but i think they had to raise the price just a tad. great shocks though, you'll love them.
     
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