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Shocks for daily driver

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by TRDJOE, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Jul 13, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    TRDJOE

    TRDJOE [OP] New Member

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    I’m looking for some opinions towards replacing the shocks on my wife’s 4Runner. It’s a 2016 SR5 2WD with 70k miles and BFG Ko2 tires. It is strictly a grocery getter.

    My question is what can I replace her shocks and springs with to improve the ride if possible? Also when the time comes we will not be buying ko2’s again.

    I personally drive a tundra with 6112/5160 shocks and it is noticeably smoother than her 4R.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Joe
     
  2. Jul 13, 2019 at 4:23 AM
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    Oey12

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    Eibach Pro Sport leveling shocks, Firestone airbags, and Baja Design fog lights...
    I didn’t replace the coil springs in my truck but I did install the Eibach shocks. And in all honesty they have been one of the best inexpensive suspension upgrades I have ever done in a vehicle. I feel they ride much smoother than Bilstein 5100s. The 4Runner coils really aren’t that bad when fitted with a better valved shock. I don’t Offroad but I carry weight, tow and drive on super rough roads and they are a huge improvement. Check out my review...

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/eibach-pro-truck-sport-leveling-shock-initial-review.8314/

    In regards to the tires check out the Michelin Defender LTXs. I am an huge fan and they sound like a good tire for your wife’s situation. I have use the BfGoodrichs in the past the only two times they outperform the Mich’s are in blizzards (not a light snow with ice/foot or more) and in serious off-roading (not gravel paths-requiring 4x4 to be engaged). But I am sure you will get varying opinions on that...
     
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    2016Pro

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    Regarding tires get a street tire instead of an all terrain tire since it's a grocery wagon
     
  4. Jul 13, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    @Oey12 thank you for the reply. Both of those look like suitable options.
     
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    I 2nd the Mich Defenders. They're a phenomenal tire. Super quiet. Awesome wet/snow traction and they last forever.
     
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    I've read good things about KYB coilovers. They're about $125 each and come with spring installed. They also tend to lift the front an inch or so. They're made specifically for the T4R front corners.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    Many people seem to think Bilstein 5100s are a good upgrade on the stock suspension. Your choices are quite a few, capped only by your wallet and desired use. Better behaving tires (something P-rated) will also get better on road performance, like mentioned above. If you want something better than HT, I've read good things about the Michelin LTX. I have the Cooper Discoverers and they drive well.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    I'm not an expert on this stuff, but whatever Toyota uses on the 2019s is awesome. I have a 19 SR5 2WD much like yours, a grocery getter, and it rides beautifully for an SUV. it does have the dunlop street tires though which helps.
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    Always go with what you know. Put the same shocks on the 4runner. Since you are tired of the BFG's probably LT rated try going for an AT tire but a P rated. I am using bridgestone revo 3's. they are a super smooth tire that feels like a passenger rated tire but AT rated. I can also Recommend Firestones destination AT's in a P rating. Both are great smooth tires and handle very well.
     

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