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Old 11-22-2009, 03:58 PM #1
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Question replacing shocks

hey everyboby need some help with this.going to replace my shocks on my stock 90 runner.not sure if i should go with the bilstein's or monroe brand.also should i replace the springs when replacing the shocks.had the truck for about 7-8yrs so its well over due for new shocks.not looking for no lift.keeping the height stock.just looking for better role control around corners and up&down motion.thanks ur feed back is greatly appreciated
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personally i would go with the bilsteins. as for the springs if they are sagging like they all do either replace them or get spacers. otherwise dont worry about it.
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thanks.might just go with monroe just because we dont use the truckthat much.moslty city driving to doctors and stores.
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thanks.might just go with monroe just because we dont use the truckthat much.moslty city driving to doctors and stores.
Soccer mom car LOLÖ.Mine too I have to buy new rear shocks for my 88 as well. The fronts were replaced by the previous owner, he used Bilsteins so, I am going to buy the same to match what is on the rear.
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I went through this a year ago with my father's 90 4runner, was looking to get rid of the issues you mention. Here is what I did to the truck:
- new factory shocks all around which helped immensely but Bilsteins probably would have been a better call.
-new drivetrain mounts(trans & motor) which helped the truck track much better under load or acceleration, less vibrations and noises, etc...
-rebushed all the control arms(front & back) and sway bars with urethane bushings from Suspension Restoration Parts Co.. This really improved the cornering and stability at speed.
-installed MOOG rear coil springs
-installed 25mm sway-a-way torsion bars and all new ball joints(upper and lower)
After the afore mention parts were installed, it really transformed the truck into a for more precise and useable vehicle in all demensions. You might check to see if your truck is due for the steering relay rod recall which tightened up the steering a fair bit.
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