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Which shocks best suit me?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by michael11993, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    michael11993

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    I want to level out my truck with some shocks so I get a better ride. I read up on the bilstein 5100's and they are more for offroad and hauling. I rarely go offroad and never haul anything. Whats the best thing to do?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Sep 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    bilstein 5100's set at .85
     
  4. Sep 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Is that enough to level the truck? Does it still give a good ride?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    What are you guys talking about when you say you want to "level the truck"? What's not level? Front to back? Right to Left? My 2010 is already from the factory.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Lift the front
     
  7. Sep 19, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    yes. i did this on my truck and it raised the front just under an inch. the back sits just slightly higher then the front but not much at all, and when you put stuff in the bed its level, if you set it to 1.75" which is the next setting on the 5100's it may be nose high with a loaded bed and your headlights will aim up. it rides better than stock with this setup IMO
     
  8. Sep 19, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Better ride dont go with spacers go with the billys up front
     
  9. Sep 19, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Alright, cool thank you
     
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