I keep saying we are going to move on from my 2010 tacoma one of these days - its been the best DD I've ever had. We bought it at one year old with a bit under 10k miles, and I've had it since and now has 170+k. I've been slacking just a bit on maintenance as I haven't been planning to keep it much longer, but the price of used and new vehicles post Covid is pretty insane. So as the truck is going to have to hit the road again later this summer and fall for more big trips, I am biting the bullet and putting a bit of money into it to make sure its good to go for the next year and then maybe a replacement can happen. Of course, last fall it got a new frame from Toyota as part of the recall, and I put some new (albeit slightly budget) tires on it. I was feeling like it was time for new shocks - still running the OEM bilstein 4600 after 170k. I was figuring I'd just replace with the same, but it seems the new tires are ever so slightly bigger then the previous sets of the same size from a different manufacturer and its causing some annoying rubbing under compression/sharp turn. Maybe the front springs are starting to sag just a bit etc, plus with the new frame, it also got fresh new rear leafs that lifted the backend up just a bit and it seems to have more rake angle than ever before...I thought I'd look around for the adjustable ride height bilstein 5100 shocks and found a set lightly used on FB marketplace and they even included new OME front coils. But the coils are not stock replacement, but rather 2.5" lift springs (the shocks are OEM replacement length). The price was a good enough deal just for all 4 shocks (2 rear non-adjustable and 2 front adjustable coilovers, and swaybar relocation spacers included). If I use the OME springs - which usually have great ride quality - all the better deal, but guessing I might be posting up some OME tacoma lift springs for sale and recoup a good chunk of money. After a day of thought, I don't think I am going to use the coils - 2.5" of lift is probably more than I want. I was planning to just use my OEM springs and set the strut ride height up about 1" to help the front tire clearance and level the truck a bit, but I still want a bit of rake and don't want to be riding low in the rear when the bed is loaded. The coils are OME 888x springs - which are tall/longer than stock, but also soft for flex. Some complain that if the front end is loaded down with additional weight like heavy aftermarket front bumper and winch, the spring will sag a lot (there is a different spring that has a higher spring rate for heavier set-ups)...I don't have anything aftermarket on my front end, but taller soft spring doesn't side like something I want to do on my DD...Using the stock spring with the strut positioner, the spring will get some pre-compression and will ride a bit stiffer, but thinking of only going to the first position for just just about an inch of lift (and not the higher 1.5-2.5" positions) and with all the street use it gets, it might even ride a bit more stable in the corners? Whaddaya yall think? Anyone here is a comparison of the shock tube diameter of the OEM 4600 and the aftermarket 5100 - amazingly, the old 4600s still seemed to have a lot of life left in them after 11 years and 170k miles. I guess I am used to the cheapie hydro shocks I run on my jeeps - they don't seem to last a few years. After dealing with some frozen up fasteners (and this thing was just apart less than 9 months ago!), I got the rears installed...fronts are a work in progress... Time to finish up the front coil-overs (and new serpentine belt going on while the front skid plate and other stuff is off). Need to get the windshield replaced as well - but apparently the hail storm from a couple weeks ago has everyone way backed up and I can't even get a quote or returned phone call. I replaced the front brake pads for the first time at close to 120k, but didn't do the rotors...and the rear drums have never been touched (I checked them when tires are rotated). Might be time for complete brake overall, and I am not sure about some of my steering linkage and cv joints etc, but they may be on the list as well. I am sure as soon as I do all this, I will find the perfect replacement vehicle and have to sell it! Willys? Do I have a willys project I am supposed to be working on? Just ignoring that for now...need a break from that frustration.