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I haven't been around here since I purhcased my 2000 TRD back in 99. This place looks much better these days.

I remember some posts about the standard Bilsteins were better than the TRD/Bilsteins. Well, my truck now has 100K on it and it's time to replace. What shocks do you guys suggest if not the Bilsteins. What about best place to purchase them? Thanks for any info.
 

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I guess I should have been a little more patient and searched around. Seems like I found everything I needed to know.
 

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I haven't been around here since I purhcased my 2000 TRD back in 99. This place looks much better these days.

I remember some posts about the standard Bilsteins were better than the TRD/Bilsteins. Well, my truck now has 100K on it and it's time to replace. What shocks do you guys suggest if not the Bilsteins. What about best place to purchase them? Thanks for any info.

i've got a 2000 as well with 98 k miles,i just replaced my stock shocks with some aftermarket bilsteins,i got all 4 off ebay for $278 shipped..this is my first set of bilsteins and dude there is a huge differance in the ride,rides A LOT Better...good luck on whatever shocks you chose.
 

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i've got a 2000 as well with 98 k miles,i just replaced my stock shocks with some aftermarket bilsteins,i got all 4 off ebay for $278 shipped..this is my first set of bilsteins and dude there is a huge differance in the ride,rides A LOT Better...good luck on whatever shocks you chose.
I just got the same deal off of ebay. Buy It Now for 256 + 20 shipping from the seller motorsportsdirect. Did you get yours from the same seller? What did you pay for installation?
 

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I just got the same deal off of ebay. Buy It Now for 256 + 20 shipping from the seller motorsportsdirect. Did you get yours from the same seller? What did you pay for installation?
Shocks are a piece of cake!

The front ones come with three 12mm bolts on top, and a 17 or 19mm bolt at the bottom. (so remove wheels, put on jack stands, etc...) Take them to a shop that will swap them out for you. Should only cost $30 bucks.

The rear is two 17mm bolts per shock. Undo the bolts, slide the old shock off, slide the new one one, torque the bolts back down.

When you reinstall everything be sure to use red locktight on all the threads.
And I do suggest you do as much of it yourself, as you can. It is a great learning experience.
 

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I just got the same deal off of ebay. Buy It Now for 256 + 20 shipping from the seller motorsportsdirect. Did you get yours from the same seller? What did you pay for installation?


yes i bought the shocks from the same seller,i did the job myself,except for putting the coils on the new front shocks,i took the olds ones off(fully assembled)carried them to midas and had the dude there install the old coils onto the new shocks for $5 ea. then installed them myself,it's really pretty simple..like the other guy posted..but if you don't feel good about doing it yourself get someone else to do it for you.the rear shocks you can do yourself,just 2 17mm bolts per shock.
 

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It's not that I don't think I can do it but I just need to chose my projects. It's a time consideration since I'm also renovating a house. I can drop it off at the garage before work and pick it up after. I may do the rear shocks if they are that easy though.
 
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