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King Shocks Kit | Toyota Tacoma | 1996 - 2004
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Product Code: KING-25001-151T

Description Compatibility Part Numbers

1996-2004 Toyota Tacoma King Shocks Kit
The following King shocks are available as a direct fit for 1996 to 2004 Toyota Tacoma Trucks:

25001-151 Front 2.5 Coilovers w/ Internal Res. (IFP)

EXT - Extended travel front coilovers available for use with aftermarket UCAs.

25001-153 Rear 2.5 Shocks w/ Piggyback Reservoirs
25001-153A Rear 2.5 Shocks w/ Piggyback Reservoirs and Compression Adjusters

Only fits 6-Lug Gen 1 (1995.5-2004) Tacoma Models
600 lb. springs standard, 650 lb. springs available.
Coilovers set for 1.5"-2" over average stock front height.
Rear shocks fit up to 1" rear lift, maximum.

Important Vehicle Specific Notes and Recommendations

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.

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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.

Learn: How to Service and Rebuild King Shocks:
King Shock Rebuild Instructions & King Shock Replacement Parts

  • 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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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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