Best shocks for Toyota Tacoma 1st gen (1995-2004) 5-lug

Best shocks for Toyota Tacoma 1st gen (1995-2004) 5-lug

Best shocks for Toyota Tacoma 1st gen (1995-2004) 5-lug

 

For 5-lug Tacoma 1995-2004 Bilstein, Procomp and Rancho shocks are available. All these shocks are for stock height suspension (0’’ lifted 5-lug Tacomas).

 

Bilstein shocks cost more than others, but offer great quality.

Front part number 

2x 24-184991

Rear part numbers  

2x 24-026758

Front + Rear part numbers 

2x 24-184991 2x 24-026758

Type: Nitrogen Gas Charged

Internal Design: Monotube

Adjustable: No

 

Extended Length (IN): 13.98 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 9.09 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Stem Mount

Lower Mounting Style: Bar Pin

Type: Nitrogen Gas Charged

Internal Design: Monotube

Adjustable: No

Extended Length (IN): 18.8 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 12.11 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Eyelet

Lower Mounting Style: Eyelet

 

Pros  Features
Good road handling Monotube design
Lifetime warranty Nitrogen gas charged

 

Procomp shocks are for those who prefer gas-charged shocks but look for cheaper ones than Bilstein 4600 series shock absorbers. Even though they offer decent road handling, ProComp shocks don’t last so long as Bilsteins in active usage. Rear ProComp shocks are longer than Rancho or Bilstein rear shocks, so you may have 1’’ rear lift installed with ProComps.

 

Front part number 

2x 914515

Rear part numbers  

2x 919500

Front + Rear part numbers 

2x 914515 2x 919500

 

Type: Nitrogen Gas Charged

Internal Design: Twin Tube

Adjustable: No

 

Extended Length (IN): 14.71 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 9.56 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Stem Mount

Lower Mounting Style: Eyelet

Rear Lift: 0-1’’

Type: Nitrogen Gas Charged

Internal Design: Twin Tube

Adjustable: No

Extended Length (IN): 19.84 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 12.32 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Loop

Lower Mounting Style: Loop

 

Pros  Features
Price Twin-tube design
Rear shocks are longer than stock Nitrogen gas charged
Comes without shock boots

 

Rear  RS5006 shocks are hydraulic. They are softer than gas-charged shocks and give more subjective comfort on bumpy roads, but while speeding and cornering, if doing so on trucks, road handling can be not so good.  

Includes boots and installation hardware.

 

Front part number 

2x RS55609

Rear part numbers  

2x RS5006

Front + Rear part numbers 

2x RS55609 2x RS5006

 
Type: Nitrogen Gas Charged

Internal Design: Twin Tube

Adjustable: No

 

Extended Length (IN): 14-3/8 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 9.188 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Stem Mount

Lower Mounting Style: Eyelet

Type: Hydraulic

Internal Design: Twin Tube

Adjustable: No

Extended Length (IN): 18.05 Inch

Collapsed Length (IN): 11-3/4 Inch

Upper Mounting Style: Loop

Lower Mounting Style: Loop

 

Pros  Features
Price Twin-tube design
Comes with boots and installation hardware Rear shocks are hydraulic

 

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