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Ok I need to replace these shocks/struts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TexasGuyTX, Mar 24, 2024.

  1. Mar 24, 2024 at 6:55 PM
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    Trying to keep it around $300-$500 for all corners pefer loaded but I got 2 spring compressors.. has to be stock ride or better no aftermarket lift/raise

    the truck is rolling to much and dipping on brakes and I havnt even pulled either trailer I own with it


    (inherited this truck @129k last year) has 130.3k on it now
     
  2. Mar 24, 2024 at 7:25 PM
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    I’d say Bilstein 4600’s unless you can still find someone selling OEM TRD take-offs from a new truck. That would be getting harder these days since the new generation Tundra has been out for a couple years now.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2024 at 9:10 PM
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    found some for $352 shipping (bilsteins) dont think it includes any mounts or bushings
     
  4. Mar 24, 2024 at 9:51 PM
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    lots of dents
    What about just plain jane Monroe struts and shocks?
     
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    to the top?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2024 at 3:02 PM
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    I used those same Gabriel ones with my Bilstein 5100’s. They will work with 4600’s as well, regardless of whether or not you have the off-road package.
     
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    Im also looking at these same struts and shocks. What did you do about springs?
    Did you buy new somewhere or reused the spring ?

    Also - did the rears come with the top bushing hardware?

    Looks like a bushing kit is available if needed.
    B4-KT1-Z103A00
     
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  10. May 7, 2024 at 7:17 AM
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    4600s utilize your factory spring.
     
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  11. May 7, 2024 at 8:49 AM
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    Factory springs and the rears come with the top bushing hardware.
     
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  12. May 7, 2024 at 9:06 AM
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    if your switching from stock tokico's or have kyb/monroe's on the vehicle you will have to get rear bushing kit, my set of bilstiens only came with the nuts for the top no bushing/washers
     
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  13. May 7, 2024 at 9:45 AM
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    I have monroe on the back now. They are 3 years old and have about 50k miles on them.
    Fronts have never been replaced and truck has almost 112K miles on it.

    Thinks its time to replace all 4.
     
  14. May 7, 2024 at 10:19 AM
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    you running tokico's I imagine on the front? make sure you tighten the front end on the ground I tightened some of mine in the air not thinking.. mainly the sway bar since its not a ball joint style but def the Control arm mounts if you have to loosen them I dont think you have to I didnt
     
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    Interesting - i wasnt thinking of doing the fronts myself. I dont have the tools.
    May to to find some youtube's on this.

    Definately will do the backs myself though.
     
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    can rent the spring compressor @ autozone or orielly's if you need too free deposite, make sure its this style not the thin arm style (I have both) and they are alittle sketchy TBH
    [​IMG]
     
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    Does the rear end need to be on the ground before torqing them down?
     
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    probably no difference on rear but if anything just the bottom bolt final tightening on the ground
     
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    Thank You !
     
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    How long should it take a shop to remove front shocks, move coil over to new shock and re-install?

    Will be installing Bilstein 4600's on front with current springs.

    One local big box tire store said it would be around 4 hours at $160 an hour, plus $130 for front alignment.

    Seems high to me.
     
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    thats nuts, so around $800-1000 for the whole swap without parts :monocle: I imagine 1-2 hours a side if they arnt stubborn
     
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    I will supply the the new shocks. All they will do is move the spring over and install with alignment
     
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    I paid $350 to install my 6112/5160s and align, but that was in 2015..:rolleyes::cool:
     
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    Gonna order the front shocks today or tomorrow. Other than the spring from old shock is there anything else I need or should order?

    The upper shock mount as seen in pic.
    This item states KYB not Bilstein. I assume the mount is vehicle specific not shock brand specific?
    Screenshot_20240512-113325.png
     
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    yep, look @ rockauto should be alittle cheaper I think it was $54 out the door

    KYB mounts on the front, gabrial bushings on rear
     
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    Cool - thank you
     

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