I have a Toyota Tacoma double cab 4x4 with the off road package I bought new in 2009. It has 50,000 on it. It came with Bilstein shocks. Today I got a 2013 exact same truck as a loaner while my wife's vehicle is in the body shop. (Nice vehicle as a loaner/rental). I put 150 miles on it today and noticed a more ridged stiffer ride than my 2009. The ride in my 2009 seems solid and stiff, what you would expect in a 4x4 but still the difference in the 2 was noticeable. I don't notice any extra play in the steering and the tires are wearing normally on the 2009, and I don't notice any sway even when pulling a trailer. I am wondering if it might be time to install new shocks, probably Bilsteins again. I would expect to get more miles out of them but they are original factory Bilsteins and I don't know exactly what model or grade of shocks they installed, only that they are bilsteins as part of the off road package. I obviously understand that I can't expect the same ride at 50,000 as is a new truck but do you think I should be looking at replacing my shocks? Opinions?
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