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Shocks and struts recommendations?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Shortstack, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    Shortstack

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the Forum and have a lot of questions, but for now I'll just go ahead and ask my first question.

    I'm looking for some shocks and struts for my 3rd generation 2 wheel drive, it has no lift or anything it's stock.

    I'm on a super tight budget and would like some input on which shocks and struts to get.

    I've priced everything from bilesteins, to kym, to Gabriel.

    I'd like to keep it below $200.

    What's the best bang for my buck?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    kyb or monroe are going to be your cheapest options, try a parts store or rock auto for the best prices
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    How's the quality of the two on a 1-10 scale?
     
  4. Jul 18, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    As far a reliability and longevity go, I'd give them a 6 or 7
     
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  5. Jul 18, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    I can deal with that!
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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