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Which shocks are stiffer?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by portland tacoma, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    portland tacoma

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    Hi there,

    Anyone who could help...I am about to buy a new 2012 double cab Tacoma and am looking for the option package with the stiffest set of shocks for a stiffer feel and drive on highways.

    The dealer told me that the Bilstein shocks that come with the TRD Sport package are the stiffest.

    Then of course I asked a friend who bought a Tacoma a couple years back and he said the dealer was wrong and it was in fact the shocks that come with the 'Off Road' package that are stiffer.

    Does anyone know which are in fact stiffer?

    Thank you kindly,
    ed
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Do you want a stiff shock?
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    just looking to find out which set of factory shocks are stiffer between the 'sport' ones and 'off-road' ones. Do you know?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    There exactly the same.


    TRD sport and TRD off-road are going to use the exact same shock.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    I believe the Sport and Off Road have the same shocks... The Sport should have a 4 leaf pack in the rear vs. 3 leafs on the Off Road. Off Roads have progressive front coils, Sports have linear.

    My advice, test drive both and make your decision based on what you feel is better.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Ok. Guess that makes sense.
    Thank you kindly,
    ed
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    OP I suggest you get the TRD off-road instead of the sport. If you ever consider wheeling the truck you will have a e-locker.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Perfect. Good to know.
    Thank you for the help!
    ed
     

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