09-02-2006, 06:56 AM
I have a 2003 2WD Tundra with the TRD Off Road suspension. I need to replace my shock abosorbers. Can anyone suggest a good make and model? I use my truck mostly for light duty use (commuting to work, running errands, etc.). About once a week, I put two drums of water in the back (about 800#) and then drive 10 miles with it. A couple times a year, I pull a utility trailer with a small load on it (less than 1000#). I never take it off road.
I want a middle range shock. I do not want to buy the cheapest shock in the store because it will probably make my truck ride bad. On the other hand, I don't want to pay for some ultra premium shock that I will not appreciate.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
09-02-2006, 07:12 AM
2003 - Tundra 2 W.D. - Pickup
2000 - 2003 All
71347 SENSA-TRAC® STRUTS 71347
931347 REFLEX™ STRUTS 931347
37239 SENSA-TRAC® TRUCK SHOCK ABSORBERS 37239
911239 REFLEX™ TRUCK SHOCK ABSORBERS 911239
from Monroe Shocks and Struts - The industry Leader in Manufacturing OE & Aftermarket Ride Control Products for Import and Domestic Vehicles (http://www.monroe.com)
i loved my sensatrac's on my tacoma.. not too expensive, and the ride was great... though im not sure why they list struts on a truck :confused:
09-02-2006, 07:35 AM
09-02-2006, 07:59 AM
I just crawled under my truck and discovered I have struts in the front. I never looked before and just assumed they were shocks. I will have to leave those to a professional. I checked the shocks in the back. They don't look like they will be as easy to replace as my old Chevy S-10, but I'll manage. There doesn't seem to be much space to maneuver for the nut on top of the shock.
I just found this on Monroe's web site.
Monroe Quick Strut - The Professional's Choice for Strut Replacement (http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_detail.asp?cat=0&detail=Quick%20Strut)
Has anyone ever tried this before? This seems like a good option for an entry level home mechanic like me that does not have the tools to compress a spring.
09-02-2006, 08:49 AM
Another Vote for Bilstein.:tu: