1991 FJ80 Stock Shock Option: With vs. W/O Alloy Wheels?

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Hello All,
Did some looking and learned that all US model 91-92 FJ80's came with only the Alloy option. I am in need of new stock shocks and went to Toyota Online and there is an option for W/O Alloy wheels (PN below). These shocks come out to a crazy price of $23 each for front and $20 each for the rear. Now THAT is a GREAT deal! Question is, has anyone ever ran these shocks for FJ80's with factory Alloy wheels? is there a material difference such as compression/rebound/length etc? Thanks for any help!

48511-69186 Shock Absorber, Front Exc. Alloy Wheels. From 01/90- $23.11
48531-69235 Shock Absorber, Rear Exc. Alloy Wheels. From 01/90- $19.91
 
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Hello All,
Did some looking and learned that all US model 91-92 FJ80's came with only the Alloy option. I am in need of new stock shocks and went to Toyota Online and there is an option for W/O Alloy wheels (PN below). These shocks come out to a crazy price of $23 each for front and $20 each for the rear. Now THAT is a GREAT deal! Question is, has anyone ever ran these shocks for FJ80's with factory Alloy wheels? is there a material difference such as compression/rebound/length etc? Thanks for any help!

48511-69186 Shock Absorber, Front Exc. Alloy Wheels. From 01/90- $23.11
48531-69235 Shock Absorber, Rear Exc. Alloy Wheels. From 01/90- $19.91
Toyota likely had slightly different valving in the shocks for heavier steel wheels. Probably makes for a slight difference in ride quality if you get the right/wrong part number. I run new oem shocks and they ride great. Mainly I was concerned of the year of the shocks for the part number rather than the wheels. 91 and 92 had the heavier 3fe motor, so that would likely have a bigger difference in Shock valving.
 

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