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Not only did the Baja 1000 truck win the whole thing and drive home but that truck had 35K miles on it BEFORE the TRD Shop made it into that truck. It didn't start its life as a TRDPro. It was actually a 14 Limited and they swapped the bed panels with the new TRDPro panels. But as previously mentioned the only stock components left on that thing were the UCA/LCA and the axles. All the other suspension components were modified with pro level shocks. The fender liners were cut out and modified to handle the 37's and wheel travel and of course the gear ratio was upgraded to 4:88s over the stock 4:30.

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I'm running a mix of TRDPro rears and 6112s front on my DC but considering upgrading to a newer Crewmax after Jan 1 and I think I'll go with Kings or Icon for my next suspension. Not that the TRD stuff hasn't been great but there is better tech out there now with valving and multiple stage dampening for the money.

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Have to agree with Ccresendez. I just had the PRO suspension and CB+1's installed on my 14 Limited. Quantifiably plush compared to my stock TRD suspension so far. Less harsh going over the nastier crap on our Northern New York roads, and smoother transition on the Interstate 87 dips at 75. So far, so good. The lift height is perfect for my taste, and I also like the fact that it is engineered for my truck.
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Is no one gonna mention that the stock shocks in like an SR are hydro shocks vs the monotype shocks and then full on tuned coilovers? Like was mentioned this is apples, oranges and avocados. Congrats on the TRD Pro upgrade, curious if it lifted your truck at all.

I also agree, you shoulda gone with Kings

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Doesn't the Pro suspension give you about a 2" lift or so?

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you could compromise and go with some bilstein 6112's. i use my truck offroad occasionally and wasn't interested in buying spacers. better than stock ride, leveled without the trd pro shock price tag.


This is what I'm leaning towards for my truck. How do you define a 'better than stock ride'?

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Are the TRD Pro shocks better than the 6112s? I was told the latter.
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The suspension guys I have talked with have told me the Pro setup is the smoothest riding on road and extremely capable off road.

Strictly off road I am sure there are better setups but at the sacrifice of on road comfort.

With that said I ended up going the Pro setup and couldn't be happier.

The big downside is the cost but I wanted the best street ride since I spend 98% of the time daily driving this thing.

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The suspension guys I have talked with have told me the Pro setup is the smoothest riding on road and extremely capable off road.

Strictly off road I am sure there are better setups but at the sacrifice of on road comfort.

With that said I ended up going the Pro setup and couldn't be happier.

The big downside is the cost but I wanted the best street ride since I spend 98% of the time daily driving this thing.
If you don't mind me asking, what did the set up run!
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This is what I'm leaning towards for my truck. How do you define a 'better than stock ride'?
bilstein 6112's (and 5100's) are both designed with digressive valving which basically means that the shock will have a slightly stiffer feel to it but excels at repetitive cycling. a perfect example of where it will shine would be a washboard gravel road. the 6112 also has the benefit of having a larger oil capacity than both 5100's and stock shocks.
yet another advantage in my eyes is that the 6112's included spring is (if i remember correctly) 100lbs lighter than the stock spring. this helps soften the stiffer shock as well as retaining a softer ride than say a 5100 where the stock spring is pre-loaded.
in addition to all these great improvements i find that 6112's soak up big hit infinitely better than the stock shocks and springs do.

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advantage in my eyes is that the 6112's included spring is (if i remember correctly) 100lbs lighter than the stock spring. this helps soften the stiffer shock as well


what size springs to stock tundra's have?
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advantage in my eyes is that the 6112's included spring is (if i remember correctly) 100lbs lighter than the stock spring. this helps soften the stiffer shock as well


what size springs to stock tundra's have?
i'm ball parking here but i remember reading somewhere around 600lbs. however, i would also suspect trim level to have something to do with whats spec'd and but likely not significantly lighter/heavier and would guess 50lbs either way.

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i'm ball parking here but i remember reading somewhere around 600lbs. however, i would also suspect trim level to have something to do with whats spec'd and but likely not significantly lighter/heavier and would guess 50lbs either way.
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when I get my new suspension I may go with a 700 lb coil!
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bilstein 6112's (and 5100's) are both designed with digressive valving which basically means that the shock will have a slightly stiffer feel to it but excels at repetitive cycling. a perfect example of where it will shine would be a washboard gravel road. the 6112 also has the benefit of having a larger oil capacity than both 5100's and stock shocks.

yet another advantage in my eyes is that the 6112's included spring is (if i remember correctly) 100lbs lighter than the stock spring. this helps soften the stiffer shock as well as retaining a softer ride than say a 5100 where the stock spring is pre-loaded.

in addition to all these great improvements i find that 6112's soak up big hit infinitely better than the stock shocks and springs do.


Thanks for the detailed response! This is the type of information I'm looking for.

So just to make certain I'm reading this correctly, in your experience the 6112 provides a softer, more controlled ride on road, yet is more capable off road?

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Are the TRD Pro shocks better than the 6112s? I was told the latter.
yes (TRDPro) they have more stages of valving and larger oil capacity.

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Thanks for the detailed response! This is the type of information I'm looking for.

So just to make certain I'm reading this correctly, in your experience the 6112 provides a softer, more controlled ride on road, yet is more capable off road?
i don't want to lay down a greasy used-car salesman pitch to you here but i find them to be a more responsive on road because of the improved valving over the stock shock and then far superior offroad with less fade due to the increased oil volume. trd pro shocks even take it a step further still.

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