rear shock length question

cr500taco

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I am finally biting the bullet and ordering the Bilstein 5165 for the rear of my '97 Tacoma 4WD, 2.5" lift front and rear. I have found two Black Friday deals for two different length shocks. After measuring the suspension travel, the closest length is a 9.8" travel 5165 (14.6 collapsed and 24.4 extended). Another 5165 shock that says will work for 0" - 2.5" lift, is an 8.8" travel shock (13.64 collapsed and 22.4 extended). The 8.8" shock will be $100 cheaper than the 9.8" shock, shipped to me. Wondering if I should spend the extra $100 and get the the 1" longer travel shock. I have the Bilstein 6112 for the front to install, once I get the rear shocks.

I've decided to spend the extra $100 and get the longer shocks.
 
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