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TRD shocks worth it?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AK 6.7PSD Replacement, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Dec 22, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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    AK 6.7PSD Replacement

    AK 6.7PSD Replacement [OP] New Member

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    I have a 2018 SR5 bone stock; a friend gave me his TRD (not Pro) shocks & skid plate that he had for 500 miles. Is it worth swapping the shocks?
     
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  2. Dec 22, 2017 at 10:53 PM
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    TheBeast

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    you'll eventually want something better. Are you gonna do the work yourself ?
     
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    computeruser6

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    If you don't pay anyone to install them it would be worth it.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

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    Welcome bud.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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    Welcome. If you don't have a skid then stock is better than nothing. The rear shocks might be worth installing yourself since it's fast and easy. I personally wouldn't install the fronts 'cause it's a lot of work and if you're going to put that much time and effort into it you might as well install a bit better coil over. Just my .02
     
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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  7. Dec 23, 2017 at 3:05 AM
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    +1
     
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  8. Dec 23, 2017 at 3:17 AM
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    MistrRoboto

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    Consider swapping 5100s into them, then yes maybe worth it. But completely stock, naa.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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    Thanks all for the comments. This is my first Tundra; I sold my 6.7 Powerstroke because, although 800lbs of torque is nice, I'm not moving my 11,000lb travel trailer from Alaska and I was tired of always throwing codes that were related to emissions...I didn't have confidence that the truck would make it from Alaska to the East Coast this summer
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    I'm not looking to make and mods just yet-- just got this truck 2 weeks ago. I could go nuts with wheels, tires, suspension, etc. but for some reason my 4 kids want to eat, too.

    Thanks for the thoughts on what to do with the TRD shocks; I'll probably wait on doing anything to the shocks but will install the skid plate.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2017 at 10:44 AM
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    Ps3udonymous

    Ps3udonymous Who is the smart ass that changed the title?

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    Damn kids...always eating.
     
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    Would there be much of lift/height difference from base sr5 to stock trd bilstein?
     
  12. Jul 4, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    I waited to save up for 3yrs and did alot of research. I've got Bistein 6112's set to 1.3" of lift and 5100's in the rear.

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  14. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    If I got them free I'd put the yellow rears on and get some 5100s for the front
     
  15. Jul 4, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    Nice looking truck, what size are your tires, if you don't mind me asking. Thanks
     
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    Go above and beyond the trd off road. They suck.
     
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  18. Jul 5, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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  19. Jul 5, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    I was looking at going from my 2010 tundra to a 6.7 diesel but I couldn’t part with the tundra. I just rolled 150,000 miles and except for regular oil changes, transmission services and just the basic maintenance this truck has not cost me a dime.... Ive decided to run it until it doesn’t go anymore....
     
  20. Jul 5, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    Welcome. I don’t think you’ll see a massive difference. I wouldn’t install that stock skid if you plan to do your own oil changes.
     

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