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Some people say the trd packaged Bilstien shocks are too stiff, If you own one of these could you coment on the hyway ride(does it buckboard on the expansion joints) & comfort as well as off road handling. About 6 times a year I have to travel about 120 miles on a washboard sandy gravel road rd. in the desert & I know the 20" wheels & tires wouldn't hold up well. I think that the trd shouldn't be much stiffer than the 20's on the hyway because of the extra sidewall flex. Any input would be much appreciated

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Some people say the trd packaged Bilstien shocks are too stiff, If you own one of these could you coment on the hyway ride(does it buckboard on the expansion joints) & comfort as well as off road handling. About 6 times a year I have to travel about 120 miles on a washboard sandy gravel road rd. in the desert & I know the 20" wheels & tires wouldn't hold up well. I think that the trd shouldn't be much stiffer than the 20's on the hyway because of the extra sidewall flex. Any input would be much appreciated

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2007 ltd., DC, 5.7, 4wd, std. bed, trd, white w/grey int. Nav., sonar
Hey Grpweld,
I haven't noticed any handling issues on highway expansion joints or pot holes. The truck seems to be heavy enough to balance out the off road suspension and I am quite impressed with its ride. I haven't had it on a washboard dirt road as of yet, so I really cant comment on that one.
 

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The 20's will be fine in just about any situation except for moderate to extreme trail driving or rock-crawling. They wouldn't spec the truck out with 20's if it couldn't do what the rest of the truck is capable of.

The sidewall difference between the 18's and 20's will help the ride and driving through deep rocks or ruts. The on-road manners are the reason for having the 20's...
 

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I didn't notice much of a ride difference (02 a/c was non trd) between the two when i first got my truck.

Now that i put 10 ply's on it, i notice it rides a little rougher now. May have to lower the air pressure a tad.

But i don't mind the ride though.
 

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I have the TRD with 18's, I did notice the rear end bouncing on highways with wavy-broken pavement. But that's normal with most trucks. Besides that the ride is firm, I would not say stiff. Than again that depends on your taste. It wont ride like a lexus, but it has great control when braking (NO Diving). If you have no need to go Off-roading. Than stick with regular shocks.
 

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Thanks for the input this is good info, more is better keep it coming guys, happy with 18's or 20's?
 

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I have the TRD with 18's, I did notice the rear end bouncing on highways with wavy-broken pavement. But that's normal with most trucks. Besides that the ride is firm, I would not say stiff. Than again that depends on your taste. It wont ride like a lexus, but it has great control when braking (NO Diving). If you have no need to go Off-roading. Than stick with regular shocks.
100% Agree. It's no limo on bumpy or broken pavement, but overall, it's very nice. There is a noticable (although minute) difference in ride quality between TRD package and w/o (standard 18's). I haven't driven one with 20's on it yet. One thing is for sure...with 1000 or 1500 pounds in the back, it DOES ride like a limo--it's a beautiful thing.
 

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I have 20's and they drive great, but you do feel a difference on roads less than smooth or irregular over smaller diameter rims. On the plus side they handle great. I was going to order a TRD with the aluminum 18's, but found one with the TSS package and fell in love with the look of the chrome 20's and more performance oriented tires.

I live in the Texas Hill Country, 20's with 275/55 and rocks do not mix. I'll be driving it easy off road, something I didn't think about in my '04 with 16's and 285/75 Mich.

I do think the '07 has a overall firmer, more truck like ride compared to pre '07.It still rides great though.
 
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