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would i be able to tell with different shocks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rberumen2, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    I have a prerunner with a 3 inch lift kit and AAL so i was wondering if i would be able to tell the difference if i replaced all the shocks with billies? and if so, what kind?
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    If you got 5100's and ditched the spacers up front the ride would be considerably better. Still stiffer than stock tho.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    What about for the rear??
     
  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    I noticed a smoother ride when I replaced my factory shocks with 5100's in the rear.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Even with an AAL?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    You aren't going to get a stock ride with an AAL no matter what. Once you do the AAL, new shocks will ride better than the stockers.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    I love my 3", ToyTec coilovers and 4x billies but I had only driven my truck 4k miles and, frankly, didn't notice a damn bit of difference. If anything it is a little stiffer.
    I wouldn't call it better, but I like the lift results and the knowledge of having better quality shocks in the system.
     
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