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120k mile 2011 with Original shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by perl, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Mar 7, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    perl

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    Ride is a bit choppy, time for new shocks. Are Bilstein 5100 the best of the softer ride for road riding. I do no off road. I had switched to the 5100 on my Tacoma and liked the softer ride.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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    For road use, I'd look for the yellow and blue Bilstein TRD offroad take offs. You can find them quite cheap if you live in a truck modding community. I refreshed my 08 with a set of take offs for $200.

    There's the new Tundra sport with its red Bilsteins which are supposedly road performance tuned over the yellow and blues.

    5100s are nice if you want to level the front out. Some will say it's a more firm/controlled/planted ride.
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    Damn!!neglectasaurus here, was wondering the same thing, but I'm over 200 on the original ones. No real complaints about it, but its been time to let them go.... I've also been looking at the 5100 but have been on the ropes between front shocks vs coilover replacements. Not looking to raise or lower, just keeping it sorta stock.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    For stock, just replace with the blue and yellow stockers. Like mentioned above...can be found cheap when folks lift or level.
     
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  5. Mar 7, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Very True
     
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    I went with 5100s but I wanted to level abit(middle). I don't think there is much difference(better/worse) then the stock shocks.i had approx. 170k when I changed them out.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    I can attest to this ^^^. It's what I'm gonna do (I'm at 60,500 miles right now on my SR5 originals). I have a brand new set of blue & yellow, with the OEM coilovers on them, that I got off a board member here, with 0 (that is: ZERO) miles for $300. So it can be done. Be patient in your search.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    5100s have good ride control but are very stiff at the top setting
     
  9. Mar 7, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    I have 5100’s on the lowest setting. Couldn’t tell the difference from stock. No better, no worse.
     
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