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Old 09-25-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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2005+ Tacoma rear shock swap write up

2005+ rear shock replacement write up*
1-2 hours depending on skill
1. You will need 2 jack stands, a floor jack, blocks for front tires, 14mm wrench and a 18mm wrench and a pair of pliers.
2. Jack the truck using the floor jack on the flat spot of the differential case. (tires atleast 6inches off the ground)
3. Put jack stands under the frame on both sides about a foot and a half from the taper point.*
4. Take the tires off the truck.*
5. Lower the floor jack. the truck will then set on the jack stands and your rear suspension will be at full droop.*
6. You will then use the 14mm wrench to take the top nut off the shock on both sides. You might need the pliers on this step to hold the pin from spinning*
7. Use the 18mm wrench to loosen the bolt on the bottom of the shock mount.*
8. Then extract the shock sometimes requires some persuasion .*
9. Put new shocks on the same way they were taken off and have fun with your new shocks.*

Hope this write up was helpful to someone doing this on their own.*
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