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What should I pay for shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hedricksan, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    hedricksan

    hedricksan [OP] New Member

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    I'm about to need all 4 replaced...I trust my mechanic, but can I save a little if I order the parts myself? thanks
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Yes probably so, order from Downsouthmotorsports.com and it will come with all 4 for around $300 but you can also get a discount for being a member here as well
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    Pugga

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    I agree that Downsouth Motorsports is great with both the products they sell and their customer service, but if you don't need a performance part, they're not the place to go for shocks. If you're just looking for a basic, cost effective OEM replacement part, check out Rock Auto. If you want something better than OEM or higher performance then Downsouth are your guys.

    Also, if you're just looking for basic shocks, a lot of the time you can get a better deal through your local mechanic vs. paying for shipping yourself.
     
  4. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Tacomanater

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    Yes, this is interesting. I was looking into Bilsteins for the rears, as I want to level things out just a bit. The 5100's seem to be ahrd to find and I thought I saw a thread from DSM thsast said they would not have stock for a while. Amazon has one here, one there....priced about $88.00 plus shipping, per shock. Anyone have any other suggestions. For basics, I have new Monroe Sensamatics (I think) and they rode great until I added the lift, now a bit stiff...but I do kinda like it.
     
  5. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Not sure if your looking to lift now or not, but I have front shocks (factory bilisteins) off my 2009 TRD Sport with about 25,000 miles on them (at most) and I'll be selling the rears as soon as they come off (hopefully this month) I'll sell both for 125 +shipping if needed. PM me if your interested :D
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    i have brand new front procomp 3000 shocks but idk what size you need
     
  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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