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King Shocks OEM Upgrade Kit | Toyota Tacoma | 1996 - 2004
Toyota Tacoma King OEM Shocks
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Product Code: KING-25001-151T
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Description Compatibility Part Numbers

Toyota Tacoma King Shocks OEM Kit Models
The following King OEM suspension upgrade kits are available for the 1996 through 2004 6-lug Toyota Tacoma:

Vehicle Front Shocks Rear Shocks Front Kit Rear Kit

Tacoma 96 - 04 2.5 Coilovers w/ Internal Res. (IFP) 2.5 Shocks with Hose Piggyback 25001-151 25001-153
Tacoma 96 - 04 2.5 Coilovers w/ Internal Res. (IFP) 2.5 Shocks w/ Comp. Adj. 25001-151

Front coilovers have reservoirs built into the main cylinder with an internal floating piston (IFP).

*Fits 6-Lug Gen 1 (1995.5-2004) Tacoma Models*
**600 lb. springs standard, 650 lb. springs used when needed.**
**Coilovers set for 1.5-2" over stock height - Lifting more than that will reduce ride quality.**
**Rear shocks fit factory rear springs with up to 1" lift block.**

Important Vehicle Specific Notes and Recommendations

Toyota Tacoma Gen. 1 Trucks are extremely popular and Filthy Motorsports works with customers every day doing everything from simple King shock replacements (like this kit), to full race-spec long travel kits, and many solid axle swaps. These trucks are an excellent platform, but there are a few very important tips that we have to keep in mind to build them well:

1. The rear shock mounts are very close together on these trucks so King has to use every trick in their book to make a set of 2.5 smoothies fit and work with the factory springs with up to 1" lift blocks. If you plan to install any type of lift over 1" tall, you will either need a rear shock relocation kit or use a lower grade shock with smaller components for more travel.

2. The front suspension geometry is very tight with about 7.5" of wheel travel leveraged to about 4" of movement on the coilover. This leaves plenty of room inside the coilover cylinder for King to run an internal reservoir (IFP), yet it also makes the suspension very sensitive to ride height positioning. For the best performance, the coilovers should be set at mid-shaft or about 1.5" over stock height. For added movement, an aftermarket upper control arm (UCA) can be used to allow for an extra 1/2" of down travel when the coilovers are built with the extended travel option.

3. DO NOT use coilover pre-load to lift the vehicle over 2". The factory geometry works best at about 1.5" over stock and lifting it more than that puts the CV shafts, steering linkages, tie rod ends, and control arms at steeper angles which reduces ride quality significantly and causes those components to wear out faster. For these reasons, we highly recommend a 1" differential drop (available in the menu above) for this application. If you want more than 2" of lift AND excellent performance, you will need an aftermarket lift kit that drops the lower control arm and front differential.

Complete Suspension Upgrade Recommendations

Improving the performance and handling of a Gen. 1 Toyota Tacoma trucks can be done in many ways on many different budgets, however, it's always best not to spend your hard earned money twice to get your desired results. With that in mind, Filthy Motorsports recommends choosing one of the following options:

1. Best Performance For a Work Truck:
If you use your Tacoma as a work truck and need to retain the factory load capacity, we recommend replacing the front struts with these King OEM coilovers and replacing the rear shocks with these King OEM 2.5 rear shocks. Filthy Motorsports will select the proper front coilover springs and shock valving for you to significantly improve the overall ride and handling of the truck and prevent the factory rear leaf springs from unloading.

2. Best Off-Road Performance on a Budget:
For those that want to maximize the off-road performance and handling of their Tacoma while keeping to a reasonable budget, we recommend this complete King OEM kit, front and rear with SPC upper control arms and 1" front differential drop. In this package, Filthy Motorsports will have the front coilovers built with extended travel for up to 1/2" of extra front down travel up front, and the SPC UCAs will allow you to maximize your tire size and adjust caster and camber for a perfect alignment. The rear shocks will work great with the factory rear leafs and can accommodate up to 1" of lift.

3. Best Ride Quality on a Budget:
For those that want to improve their ride quality on and off-road, we recommend King OEM coilovers up front with SPC upper control arms with a 1" differential drop paired with Deaver rear leaf springs and either Bilstein 5100 or King OEM rear shocks. The SPC UCAs would allow for extra down travel and for the coilovers to be built to extended travel for up to 1/2" of extra front down travel. For added fine tuning, consider adding compression adjusters to the rear shocks.

4. Best Overall Performance and Ride:
Due to the limitations of the rear shock mounts, getting the best performance out of a Gen. 1 Tacoma requires a bit more work. Filthy Motorsports recommends the following package:
  • Front King Coilovers with Extended Travel.
  • Camburg or SPC Aftermarket Upper Control Arms (UCAs).
  • Rear Deaver Leaf Springs (Custom tuned for your application.)
  • Total Chaos Rear Shock Relocation Kit.
  • King 2.0 x 10" Smoothie or Double Bypass Shocks
  • Spidertrax 1.25" Rear Wheel Spacers (Required).
  • Optional Rear Hydraulic Bump Stop Kit.
5. Race-Spec Long Travel:
For the ultimate off-road racing suspension, contact Filthy Motorsports about a long travel suspension system with coilovers, bypasses, and hydraulic bump stops.

Remember, all orders are treated as custom orders and we will review the spring rates, valving, and configuration to make sure they not only fit the vehicle, but also match your expectations and goals.

Free Spring Exchange Program: All King OEM Coilover Kits are covered by the Filthy Motorsports Free Spring Exchange Program. While we always do our best to select the proper spring for your vehicle, if the ones we send you settle the vehicle too high or too low, let us know and we'll swap them out for you.

Free Spring Exchange

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King OEM Performance Shock Upgrade Kits are direct bolt-on replacement shocks and/or coilovers for your vehicle and come custom tuned for the ultimate balance of on-road handling and off-road performance. They include all of the necessary hardware you need for a bolt-on installation that can easily be done over the weekend. Custom length shafts and cylinders are available to work with any brand and size lift kit. Additional options include compression adjusting reservoirs, custom colors, internal or external bypass tubes, and race-spec valving.

Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding
All OEM upgrade shocks and coilovers are hand-built with the same parts as all of King's other Performance Race Series shocks. They are completely serviceable, tunable, and rebuildable to last a lifetime and it only requires a few simple hand tools, a few hours, and the appropriate King replacement parts from Filthy Motorsports. If you prefer not to do the work yourself, you can always bring (or send) your shocks to us and we will service them for you.

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  • Custom built and valved for your application
  • Precision bored and honed, cadmium plated chromoly body
  • 3/4" or 7/8" hard chromed, heat treated, micro polished shaft
  • Aircraft quality billet aluminum components
  • Heat treated 6061 aluminum alloy piston
  • Heat treated stainless alloy valve shims
  • Teflon bronze composite wear band
  • Long lasting urethane seals
  • Hard anodized aluminum reservoirs
  • Replaceable Teflon lined spherical bearings
  • Fully rebuildable and serviceable
  • Made in the USA

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Thanks! September 18, 2019
Reviewer: Steve from IL  
Got the front on but only about 40 miles on them! So far the ride quality is amazing!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Awesome Shocks! March 6, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tualatin, OR  
Ordered my shocks a few months ago and Ben gave me a call to go over the vehicle details and make sure they were setup specifically for my truck. I could not be happier, the truck rides amazing! Thank you!

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