FINOCJ previously posted:
"Looks good! coil overs are a PITA...Great info on the shocks - I am thinking 5100s on the front so i can lengthen the front 3/4 of inch by moving the snap ring and get a bit more level ride height - plus I get just a bit of rub at full compression when the wheels are turned to lock in either direction (I run a slightly oversized tire compared to oem). The 4800s would be good for the rear. It would be way easier to replace the entire coil-over and improve ride quality etc, but the price is too much for my budget. I shoulda bought somebody's barely used take-offs a few years ago put them in storage until I needed them (people were dumping them for nothing when installing lift kits)...probably could still find some decent ones, but at this point, its been quite a few years since my taco generation was made. The new generation won't work I don't think (but more research would be needed)."
Have you considered KYB Gas-A-Justs? I put them in the rear and just sitting side by side with Bilstein struts they were both nice, no negatives to either that I could see. A set for your Tacoma is pretty cheap even at full retail, and if you wanted to raise the front strut spacers for Tacomas are readily available: https://www.shocksurplus.com/product...SABEgL6TvD_BwE
The guy in this video helped me decide when I was researching if they were a good idea and not just a good price: