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Trd pro shocks or 6112-5160 combo

So I traded my '14 2wd dc on a '18 2wd dc and it needs to be leveled. I have the trd skidplate and dual exhaust so was thinking of using the pro shocks and ending up with a faux Pro. Ride quality is a main concern, will the onroad-offroad ride of the pro shock justify the extra 1k cost?

Just want to level the truck, so nothing more than 2-3" upfront. Is there a better option? The spindle lift seems cool but 3.5" lift is probably too much as I dont want a 34" tire and take the mpg and power loss like I had on the '14 . Thx.
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If you just want to level it, put 5100s all the way around.
Follow up with Toytec shackles if you need to lift the rear.

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If you just want to level it, put 5100s all the way around.
Follow up with Toytec shackles if you need to lift the rear.
Wanting to do the level for more than just cosmetics. I have had spacers and lift struts before and the ride suffers, even worse with load range E tires. So I guess I am asking how the higher end coilovers set at a 2-3 lift drive. Lots of rough concrete, asphalt roads here in NM. I am in the dirt frequently but not hardcore offroad.
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The 6112/5160 combo is really nice for washboard roads, logging roads, and California freeways, but it may seem a little stiff for daily driving on smooth roads.

If you want a nicer ride in town, I’d go with the Pros.


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I am in the dirt frequently but not hardcore offroad.
Which is why I recommended the 5100s.
My 6112s are overkill and the ride sucks on pavement.

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The 6112/5160 combo is really nice for washboard roads, logging roads, and California freeways, but it may seem a little stiff for daily driving on smooth roads.

If you want a nicer ride in town, Iíd go with the Pros.
^ This.
My 6112s are stiff as fu(k for daily driving.
I feel every single bump and variation in the road.
I should have gotten 5100s all the way around myself.

As far as the 5160s, they ride no different than the rear 5100s I had before the 5160s.
5160 = a 5100 with a reservoir.

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Thanks guys, looks like the pro shocks are what I am after. Definately do not want stiff/hard ride in this new truck.
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I have the 6112 / 5100 combo and i am very happy with the ride. In no way do i think no they are rough on the road. Actually the opposite. They soak up big bumps great and I donít notice the small stuff at all. Rides much better than the stock black shocks. I also have load range e 34ís and other than the noise. I have no complaints.

I put 5100ís on my wifeís sequoia and my front end is smoother than hers on bumps. As far as the front end, I think my truck is smoother. The rear air, irs, and highway tires make it drive better on the highway though.

I have never ridden in a pro but would swap to them or coil overs and put the 6112ís on the sequoia if I had the opportunity for a good deal.

Just giving you my thoughts on them.


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Thanks guys, looks like the pro shocks are what I am after. Definately do not want stiff/hard ride in this new truck.
If you want a smooth ride, put them on a lower slot... ie not the top one. The less lift you get the smoother it will be. This is the same for all lift struts. Pros will only lift you a little under 2".

If you want more than 2" of lift, add coach shims, UCAs, a diff drop, and shackles for the rear.


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My 6112s are the second setting from the bottom with 1 CB shim on each side.
It was futile attempt to make the ride smoother.
That gave me a 2.5 front lift with a 2WD.
There is nothing smooth about it..

Black shocks were too spongy, like being in a boat.
6112s are too stiff.
But I like the lift so I keep them on.

I'm glad some of you guys are happy with your 6112s, I never have been.
But I don't want a spacer lift with the black shocks either..

I've wondered if removing my rear sway bar would help the ride.
I don't see how it could, but I haven't had time to take it off and see.

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I guess ride quality is subjective and different folks have different opinions. In my case the OEM black shocks were very stiff and harsh. When swapped to the 6112s on the very lowest perch (not a typo), got 1.75 inch lift and a much smoother ride. Just like @mrmachinist said, firm but not harsh. Great ride in my opinion. I have driven to 60 mph on dirt roads, with my family on board, and ride is very controlled.

I'm using 5100s on the rear. 5160s aren't available for the Sequoia. 5160s basically seem to be 5100s with reservoirs and a lousy warranty.

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My 6112s are the second setting from the bottom with 1 CB shim on each side.
It was futile attempt to make the ride smoother.
That gave me a 2.5 front lift with a 2WD.
There is nothing smooth about it..

Black shocks were too spongy, like being in a boat.
6112s are too stiff.
But I like the lift so I keep them on.

I'm glad some of you guys are happy with your 6112s, I never have been.
But I don't want a spacer lift with the black shocks either..

I've wondered if removing my rear sway bar would help the ride.
I don't see how it could, but I haven't had time to take it off and see.
Yes, removing the rear sway bar will smooth out the ride as this will allow the rear axle to articulate. With the rear sway bar in place, it doesn't articulate that much. Maybe an inch then after that the truck or frame starts to move up or down depending on terrain or road surface condition. But keep it for times when you have to tow heavy or haul heavy items.

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My 6112s are the second setting from the bottom with 1 CB shim on each side.
It was futile attempt to make the ride smoother.
That gave me a 2.5 front lift with a 2WD.
There is nothing smooth about it..

Black shocks were too spongy, like being in a boat.
6112s are too stiff.
But I like the lift so I keep them on.

I'm glad some of you guys are happy with your 6112s, I never have been.
But I don't want a spacer lift with the black shocks either..

I've wondered if removing my rear sway bar would help the ride.
I don't see how it could, but I haven't had time to take it off and see.
I had the same experience with my stock black shocks.

Definitely remove the rear sway bar and consider removing the front sway bar. I removed both and it definitely helped.


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Yes, removing the rear sway bar will smooth out the ride as this will allow the rear axle to articulate. With the rear sway bar in place, it doesn't articulate that much. Maybe an inch then after that the truck or frame starts to move up or down depending on terrain or road surface condition. But keep it for times when you have to tow heavy or haul heavy items.
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I had the same experience with my stock black shocks.

Definitely remove the rear sway bar and consider removing the front sway bar. I removed both and it definitely helped.
Thanks guys.
I'll give it a try..

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My totally unbiased opinion is to go with TRD Pro.
Stop all the second guessing.


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My totally unbiased opinion is to go with TRD Pro.
Stop all the second guessing.
Least viable IMO, for the $$$. Better to get ADS, King, Fox, Icon, etc.


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