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Old 12-12-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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replacing shocks question

i have a 2005 tacoma 2nd generation.
Have a toytec 3" leveling kit with 885s and a 3" body lift. you would think that it would give me 6" but it doesnt seem like it around another tacoma with the same or equivalent lift or even a full 6" system.

I have the same shocks since i bought the truck in 2005. im going to replace them dont worry lol their on order but would this lift it up a little or level it more maybe because the older shocks were worn out....?

just curious, thanks guys
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i have a 2005 tacoma 2nd generation.
Have a toytec 3" leveling kit with 885s and a 3" body lift. you would think that it would give me 6" but it doesnt seem like it around another tacoma with the same or equivalent lift or even a full 6" system.

I have the same shocks since i bought the truck in 2005. im going to replace them dont worry lol their on order but would this lift it up a little or level it more maybe because the older shocks were worn out....?

just curious, thanks guys
Wait if I'm understanding this correctly, you have ALL of the following:
1. Toytec spacer kit
2. OME 885's
3. body lift

If I'm understanding correctly, that would 9", not 6", no?

I'm really hoping I'm misunderstanding you and that you didn't actually stack a spacer lift and a coil spring lift.

Wefe you running the 885's on stock shocks?
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X2 on that. Even if the shocks are blown the coil would hold it up. Otherwords it shouldn't effect the height at all. but the 885 is WAY tOO much for stock struts! EEKS!
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Aside from adjustable shocks, shocks do nothing for ride height, they just dampen the ride. So if you put the same shocks on new, at the same setting, you'll sit at the same height.
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Wait if I'm understanding this correctly, you have ALL of the following:
1. Toytec spacer kit
2. OME 885's
3. body lift

If I'm understanding correctly, that would 9", not 6", no?

I'm really hoping I'm misunderstanding you and that you didn't actually stack a spacer lift and a coil spring lift.

Wefe you running the 885's on stock shocks?

I have the Toytec ultimate leveling kit 3" with stock struts + body
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i want coilovers but can only afford shocks right now. any suggestions? i been told several times the bilstein 5100 adjustables are great shocks but i shouldnt buy them to put on my truck unless i planned to keep them at factory height and no higher
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