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Recently Broke my front shocks need help on choosing new ones!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ralphy5.7, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    ralphy5.7

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    Hey guys so I took my truck out off-roading over the weekend and noticed I messed something up! Figured out it was the shocks that broke. Went out to glamis and I hit a dip to hard that’s when the shocks absorbed to much. If you see at the very bottom of the shock it’s leaking heavily. I currently have bilstein shocks. Any suggestions on which shocks I shall get? I Might as well get some shocks that lift the front as well.. Also does anybody know a place in San Diego that will install them for a reasonable price? Thanks guys!
     
  2. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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  3. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Clifford Alarm, 7" BDS lift with Fox coil overs, 20x12 with -44 off set fuel Mavericks , 35" TOYO Open Country Tires , Bush Wacker pocket fender flare ,2" rear Leaf springs, Bull Bar,
    Fox Shocks 2.0 Performance Series IFP Coil-Over is a bolt coil-over loaded with futuristic technology and an advanced list of features that makes it unique for your Toyota Tundra. The precision metal impact extruded aluminum body adds cooling capacity and will never rust. The upper mount includes a composite bushing that eliminates noise and vibration. Locking, spring preload rings that allow easy ride high and preload adjustment contain a top quality racing coil, selected to provide the optimal spring rate for your Toyota Tundra. This is a simple bolt on coil-over with no modifications and is designed to level your truck front to back. Complete with an internal reservoir with Internal Floating Pistons separates the shock oil from a high pressure, nitrogen charged gas champter. This eliminates oil aeration as well allowing ultimate execution. This simple to install Coil-Over IFP delivers a stress free on-road ride and an advanced well situated predictable ride in a variety of terrain including the most brutal. Fox Shocks 2.0 Performance Series IFP Coil-Over offer the latest in technology and are great addition for your vehicle.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    what are you looking to spend?
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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  6. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    This. We all could recommend some $2800+ 3" coilovers that would require new UCAs for heavy offroad use, but if you budget is under $1000 then that changes things.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Those Fox Racing look great and that price sounds even better.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    How much lift are you looking to get? Is this more of a weekend warrior?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Hey @ralphy5.7, sorry that happened to you!! Those stock shocks are not really designed for much abuse at all, especially paired up with a spacer lift..

    Now what is your overall goal with the Tundra? You are clearly wheeling it a good amount, so I would personally recommend going with a "higher end" style coilover system at this point (2.5 coilovers), there are tons of different options out there for every need/ want. The trick is to pin point the perfect suspension system for your application.

    You can shoot me a pm anytime and we can chat more about your specific needs/wants and I will work with you to dial in a perfect setup for you.



    Thanks
     
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  10. Apr 10, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    It all depends on your budget, get the most expensive one you can afford. It took months to save up enough monies for my kings but so worth the wait, it’s been abused hard off-road with no leaks no problems.

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  11. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    I’ve seen too many spacer lift failures. Advice to anybody doing it please extend your bump stops and at a minimum. I just bought some super bumps for my stock height 4 x 4 looking forward to the results. Maybe someday I’ll lift it. But if I do it’s going to be something nice .
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Spacers for mall crawlers only.
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    ToyTec has so many options. All about budget. My OME coilovers are great. A bit more $ than Bilsteins. The Eibach coilovers are a great deal from ToyTec too. Won't break the bank. Buy what you can afford for the wheeling you do. Everything else is overkill ...IMO...
     
  14. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    But overkill is always good!
     
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    As much as I love my Tundra, I'll say it. It is not a good choice for modding for "wheeling".

    That shock was supposed to blow and bend. It prevents something else more expensive breaking.

    Frankly, once you start down the rabbit hole of doing lifts and tires and wheels, you are now making different parts the weak link. You will not be done spending money once you buy and install the lift.

    Bring the hate on. I can take it.
     
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  16. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:49 PM
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    True..but.you could spend some serious $$ for shocks that you may never truly need. The extra $ could go for skids, all kinds of other goodies. I don't have deep pockets so I spend $ for my needs. Sure..things can change...
     
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    The reason the shock blew out was because he had a spacer lift. This won’t happen w a quality coilovers.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    This^^^^^^^^^
     
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    Yup.
    I do the same. Pretty much get something new as needed for every new adventure. I wish I hit that last powerball. :(
     
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    @koditten whats wrong with wheeling a tundra?
     
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    The odds are so much better at the ToyTec Customer Appreciation Day. Nice serious goodies to win. And...you get to meet us CO crazies......
     
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    Exactly....
     
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    Don't the pics above show what happens? Just because you add a lift doesn't make it a better wheeling rig.

    Nope. Still hate running my Tundra off road. I have a Tacoma that does the job so much better.
     
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    True, pics show what large spacers lifts do off road.
    A Tacoma with the same lift probably would’ve buckled the same.
    I had great times in my 1st gen taco.
    I love taking my tundra out. I guess it just depends on the wheeling you do?

    A spacer lift doesn’t belong in glamis.. and that’s on any vehicle.
     
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    I think you guys scared away the op!

    But to the OP seriously if you don’t want to spend much money and want real suspension look into Bilstein 6112. Great package on a budget.
     
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    And he is broke back and now driving a worn out Mini Cooper in Boulder...
     

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