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    Question Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    Hey guys,

    My truck is at 112K miles and i'm just now needing to replace the front shocks, but I'm going to replace the back ones too......my question is, well, more of a statement...I don't know what kind to get for it....

    I'd love to lift it, but that is not an option right now, so I just need to replace the shocks....I was looking at Rough Country, but they don't make Front shocks for my 2003 Stepside Tundra, here is an older picture of her.....



    Gonna switch back to the original factory 17"s once I get around to getting tires for them.....look forward to hearing some good opinions!

    Thanks!
    Ed

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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    If you want levelling lift, get the Bilstein 5100 series ride-height adjustable front struts and matching rear shocks. You can set the ride height on the fronts anywhere from stock up to about 2.5" of lift.

    I -- and many others here -- are running these shocks. Pics in may Garage.

    Fronts are $97/ea and the matching rears are $75/ea.

    Contact TSer AJUSA to order.
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    We can prolly lock this thread up ;-)

    You say you can't afford a lift? well do as Remmy says and get bilstein 5100s all the way around and you can lift your truck with just struts. So for less than 400 bucks you can get new shocks AND lift your truck. Sweet deal huh? Id set the billys at their top notch (2.5)inches and just throw a 1inch block in the rear for like 40 bucks and be done with it. You will love the new stance of your truck sir. Budget boost all the way. And it rides quite well.
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    Hey yotabangin...

    Nice to see another Stepside around......where would I look to get a 1" blocks?

    I guess talk to TSer like Remmy suggested?

    Ed

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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    Bueller? Bueller?

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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    use the link Remmy gave you in post #2 above. not only do they have shocks, they can get you ANYTHING you need for your tundra, including blocks for the rear.
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    They are actually slightly cheaper at Wheelers Offroad, another supporting vendor (and actually, owner) of these forums. AJUSA does not carry lift blocks or leafs as far as I can tell, Wheelers does though. Both are great companies to work with and either can answer any questions you might have. Wheelers especially is known for their customer service.
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    Bilstein 5100's for sure! I installed a set on a customers truck recently and he called me one night to say they are the best shocks he's ever had. He took it off road and hammered on it good, said he never bottomed and drove 45 mph through a rough section that he previously had to baby it through. Better than new according to him. I'll be getting a set myself soon. AJUSA.com is the place to go!
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    My bad man, didn't see your question. The blocks you can get just about anywhere and are easy to install. The bilsteins set on 2.5 and a 1.5 inch block and you be lookin sexayyy. Toytec has a 1.5 block and also shims but you prolly don't need them
    2003 Access cab step side / bilsteins all the way around / OME 886 springs / camburg UCA and uniballs / removed sway bar / toytec AAL in the rear with 2 inch blocks and hellwig 1250 helpers / toytec 3 degree shims / streetacos carrier bearing drop 2 1/4inch / Pro Comp alloys 16x8 and firestone destination all terrains 285/75/r16 / Alpine type R 12' sub and deck

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    Quote Originally Posted by oofy15354 View Post
    They are actually slightly cheaper at Wheelers Offroad, another supporting vendor (and actually, owner) of these forums. AJUSA does not carry lift blocks or leafs as far as I can tell, Wheelers does though. Both are great companies to work with and either can answer any questions you might have. Wheelers especially is known for their customer service.
    He would be better of ordering off ajusa since they have free shipping and no sales tax for sales out of Cali... I just got mine today for 209 from ajusa...
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    ^ zactly
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    Default Re: Need new shocks for my Stepside.....

    So getting the 5100's for my "Yota"....do I need the extra 1" block for the rear, or should I be ok without it?

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    pull the trigger already, jeez.

    you'll be okay without the blocks. if you want to raise the rear, get the blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckersWalk View Post
    pull the trigger already, jeez.

    you'll be okay without the blocks. if you want to raise the rear, get the blocks.

    Haha, I did this morning...had to wait to get the ok from the wife

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    four months to get an okay? you need a younger wife.
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