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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-2016, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Gen1 Shocks

Hey everyone, I've been looking at lift options for a 2003 Tundra AC 4x4. It seems the aftermarket support for Gen1 trucks is a bit "lacking" compared to Tacomas and Gen2 Tundras. I really like the looks of the Bilstein 6112/5160 combination, but there's no kit that I can find for a 2003. Would the following combination work?

Front: 2005-2015 Tacoma 6112 w/ Tundra top mounts
https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/...t-strut-set-3/

Rear: Bilstein 5165 w/ Wheeler's AAL
https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/...leaf-kit-2363/
Bilstein shocks and struts for cars and trucks - Shockwarehouse.com

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks!
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Re: Gen1 Shocks

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Hey everyone, I've been looking at lift options for a 2003 Tundra AC 4x4. It seems the aftermarket support for Gen1 trucks is a bit "lacking" compared to Tacomas and Gen2 Tundras. I really like the looks of the Bilstein 6112/5160 combination, but there's no kit that I can find for a 2003. Would the following combination work?

Front: 2005-2015 Tacoma 6112 w/ Tundra top mounts
https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/...t-strut-set-3/

Rear: Bilstein 5165 w/ Wheeler's AAL
https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/...leaf-kit-2363/
Bilstein shocks and struts for cars and trucks - Shockwarehouse.com

Interested to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks!
Why would you put tacoma shocks on a tundra? That is just asking for problems.

5160 and 6112 is available for 2wd tundras. Bilstein, Innovation and High Quality Since 1873

Im sure the 4x4 will shortly be following. just gotta wait around for a bit.
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Why would you put tacoma shocks on a tundra? That is just asking for problems.

5160 and 6112 is available for 2wd tundras. Bilstein, Innovation and High Quality Since 1873

Im sure the 4x4 will shortly be following. just gotta wait around for a bit.
My thought process was something along the lines of "people install Tundra shocks on Tacomas, and since 6112's are supposed to be very durable, maybe it would work?" I was also considering that the Gen1 Tundras are only slightly heavier than the Gen2 Tacomas, which could be accounted for by either adjusting the perch or ordering with heavier springs.

However, I'd much rather wait for the set you linked to. Thank you for the help!
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Re: Gen1 Shocks

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Why would you put tacoma shocks on a tundra? That is just asking for problems.

5160 and 6112 is available for 2wd tundras. Bilstein, Innovation and High Quality Since 1873

Im sure the 4x4 will shortly be following. just gotta wait around for a bit.

The 6112 just was released, should be ready for purchase at the end of the month. 5160s are not out yet and wont be until next year, but 5100s work just fine. Part number is 47-243729 for the 6112. It has 8 height settings.


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Hopefully they are better than 5100s those things are not durable.
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