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Old August 19th, 2017, 08:18 AM
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Time to do springs, shocks, and towers on my 110. Is there any benefit to using the Terrafirma towers, or just use OEM?
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Old August 19th, 2017, 08:27 AM
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The tubular one certainly look better I have them on my truck and they're definitely stronger you only real benefit though is that it's easy to put the shock in and out
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Old August 19th, 2017, 08:31 AM
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I went with the terrafirma as my oem were beat up and I liked the look. They are VERY beefy and look great. What they don't tell you is you may have to trim the inner fender liners. I ended up cutting a two inch section out on the right side and the left side fit fine. I'm pulling my engine in a couple weeks and plan to weld the strip back in. Also, remember that the real stress is on the spring mounts, not the shock mounts.

So, unless your oem are trashed or you need extended travel or you just like the look, oem is fine.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 08:56 AM
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I personally would go tubular if you're buying new towers.

If you're not buying new towers, then don't bother
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Old August 19th, 2017, 10:10 AM
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Make sure to buy new heavy duty rings with the tubular ones. I have both, sort of dig OEM once galvanized.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 10:13 AM
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I went with the terrafirma as my oem were beat up and I liked the look. They are VERY beefy and look great. What they don't tell you is you may have to trim the inner fender liners. I ended up cutting a two inch section out on the right side and the left side fit fine. I'm pulling my engine in a couple weeks and plan to weld the strip back in. Also, remember that the real stress is on the spring mounts, not the shock mounts.

So, unless your oem are trashed or you need extended travel or you just like the look, oem is fine.
I'm surprised you had to change your inner Fender liners. Mine didn't even come close
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Old August 19th, 2017, 11:06 AM
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I'm surprised you had to change your inner Fender liners. Mine didn't even come close
2nd that, you don't need to trim the inner fender liners with terrafirma towers.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 08:32 PM
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I personally would go tubular if you're buying new towers.

If you're not buying new towers, then don't bother
Yes, my stock towers are rusty and need to be replaced. I saw the Terrafirmas, and after searching, could not find any reviews. I am torn to go with oem galvanized and the Terrafirmas.
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