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Ok so I have a quick question about the extended coilovers needed for a titan swap. If people know parts and if u don't know don't comment the difference in a strut and shock is the spring is just around the shock and mounted around the shock making it a strut instead of it having shocks and then a separate spring like in the rear. My question is if I can find just the extended SHOCKS for the front for a titan swap the extended travel, will the stock spring be enough or would I have to go ahead and buy the extended shock with the spring around it. Again if I buy just the extended shocks for the front for a titan swap will the stock spring work or is it better to go ahead and buy it all put together. I do realize u have to have the spring compresses not an issue there just tryna save 600+ bucks when there is no need to. Any advice helps thanks
 

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the bilstiens from an early tundra are supposed to work pretty well. More info in the sticky in the suspension section on compiling parts.
 

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Yeah I just wanted to see if my stock SPRINGS would work with extended shocks for my titan swap. Add them together and u have extended coilovers. It b nice if I could get like bilstein all the way around and in a extended travel ???
 

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After market springs are a little over $200.
Not sure where you got the $600+ from.
 

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I guess I misunderstood your question.
I thought you meant if you bought extended shocks and used your stock springs you would save $600+ dollars.
What I am trying to say,if you bought extended shocks the after market springs would cost around $200 more.
Stock springs are not ground on the ends.Not sure how well it would seat with the new shocks.
Like I said,I may have still misunderstood your question.
 

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Have a read through these:

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/how-review-tundra-coilovers-t-swap-perfect-budget-coilover-205082/ This prices out at about $300-400 all said and done an is the cheapest way to get max travel out of t swap

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/how-compiling-choosing-titan-swap-components-171657/


As far as what you want to do (use a longer shock to get more travel), that is basically what the Tundra coilovers do. Trust me I looked for a long time for a shock that was the right size for a T swap, the Tundra shocks are the best fit out there. You can NOT use the factory spring due to a difference in the pig tail end diameter of the spring. You must use a toyota spring or buy the Nissan lower spring perch from Bilstein to use on tundra 5100s (don't recommend this as the factory spring is way to light).
 
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