LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2010, 04:00 AM   #1
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?

I just finished installing the All Pro remote resi's last night with several difficulties. After finally getting things figured out (instructions would have been nice) I snapped some pics to show that the remote reservoir lines actually end up interfering with the shock tower mount. I had to rotate the remote resi out toward the tire by quite a bit just to get the shock installed and am considering cutting away a section of the shock tower mount so that I can rotate the reservoir further away from my tire. I'm running a 17X9" tire with a 4.5" BS and have "maybe" an inch of clearance between the resi and the tire.

With the reservoir mounted as FOX has them designed, the 90 degree tube bends interfere with the shock tower mount as seen below. This is concerning because there is NOTHING in the FOX design that keeps the shock from rotating and hitting the tire. I'm thinking about drilling 2 small holes in the back of the shock tower (or frame area) and using a zip tie and running it between the 2 holes and around the fittings between the shock and the reservoir.

Waddayathink?

From the side, jacked up:


Closer view from the side, still jacked up:


From behind the vehicle, jacked up:


Closer view from behind the vehicle, still jacked up:


I'll snap a few more pics later showing the proximity to the tire. It was late last night and I had a hard time getting the right camera angle with the tire on the vehicle.

So, is this shock REALLY designed for our trucks? I'd love for All Pro to chime in as I was told Sarah is running this on her set up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 04:49 AM   #2
WTF
1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future
 
1TUFFTRD's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2010, #30721
Location: High desert CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,983
1TUFFTRD's Tacoma Gallery
wow... either something is wrong or thats a shitty design!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
nelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shednelson18matt is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
nelson18matt's Avatar
Air Force: Ex-Cone
Joined: Mar 2009, #14939
Location: CA
Age: 29
Gender: Dude
Posts: 13,664
nelson18matt's Tacoma Gallery
somethings up. your resi attachement is much bigger than this one, although the user says that his shocks were meant for an FJ but i would think that only the bottom mount would be differant, not the resi line. i'd call up all pro and get it worked out directly with them. good luck



http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...oma-mount.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
allpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
allpro's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #10025
Posts: 861
allpro's Tacoma Gallery
Attached are some pics of how they are installed on my '08. The driver's side shock is rotated so that the reservoir is forward, and the passenger's side is rotated so that the reservoir is back. The allows for at least 1/4" of clearance between the fittings and the upper frame bracket.

Do you have the bushings above and below the upper mount? Also, once properly tightened down, the shocks haven't moved or rotated from how they were originally installed.
Attached Thumbnails
All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?-pict0652.jpg   All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?-pict0653.jpg   All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?-pict0655.jpg   All Pro - Fox, remote resi's (rear shocks) do they really fit out trucks?-pict0656.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 12:45 PM   #8
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
The bushings are one above and one below the upper frame bracket. The shocks are easy to move when they are not under load from the vehicle (i.e. jack stands under the frame and axel hanging loose). When there is a load, they are more difficult to rotate (if not impossible to rotate but I didn't really try too hard), but if wheeling and the wheel is hanging in air, suspension is flexing, etc... I'd be afraid that they could rotate.

At least the way you have yours rotated, if the wheels turn CCW, they'd hit the reservoir and push them back out of the way... I do have worse clearance on the drivers side...

I'm seriously considering taking a saw to the support and widdling a little bit of it away. Just enough to provide a little more clearance.

Sarah, have your shocks rotated at all? How many miles have you put on them?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 02:01 PM   #9
Senior Member
allpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
allpro's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #10025
Posts: 861
allpro's Tacoma Gallery
They haven't rotated at all and I have about 25k miles on them and a lot of off-road trips where the tires were in the air! There arent' any marks on the upper mounts that would indicated any contact. Also, the tires shouldn't hit the reservoirs no matter which way they are mounted and my wheels have a 3.75" backspacing for reference.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 02:17 PM   #10
Something about something
Zombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Zombie Runner's Avatar
Air Force: AMMO (2W0)
Name: Kevin
Joined: Mar 2008, #5246
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,022
Zombie Runner's Tacoma Gallery
you could notch a small spot out on the shock mount to get them angled the way you want.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keason1* View Post
you could notch a small spot out on the shock mount to get them angled the way you want.
That's EXACTLY what I plan to do. I'll flip my drivers side toward the front "just incase" it gets rotated, the tire won't rip it off. I'll trim off a minimal amount of steel and the shock should rotate quite a bit further away from the tire. The structural aspect of this mount won't be affected much at all. I think the trick will be to have a large radius in the corner of my trim job so that I don't create a stress riser or a sharp point where a stress fracture could start.

It appears that just one small hole through the side of the shock tower mount and I'd be able to run a black zip tie around the reservoir hardware to make 100% sure it will never come in contact w/ the tire.

I just thought that for ~$600 I wouldn't have to mess with this type of stuff.

More pics to come after I get some time this weekend to work on the truck some more. Wish me luck!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 03:13 PM   #12
Senior Member
allpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shedallpro is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
allpro's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2008, #10025
Posts: 861
allpro's Tacoma Gallery
You really shouldn't have to modify anything. We've sold hundreds of these shocks and haven't had any issues with them whatsoever. I've never heard of the tire making contact, or of them rotating, or of the mounts needing to be clearanced. If you have a problem with them after you install them like mine, then let me know.

This is our exclusive shock with Fox. The one that they make for the Tacomas has the reservoir on the bottom, which we think puts it in harms way. We are out of stock right now, but once we get more in we'll double check them to make sure something hasn't changed from the ones that are on my truck.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
WTF
1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future1TUFFTRD has a brilliant future
 
1TUFFTRD's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2010, #30721
Location: High desert CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,983
1TUFFTRD's Tacoma Gallery
im deff not getting these shocks
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 05:24 PM   #14
Screw your MPG's
jacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shedjacob_wood is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jacob_wood's Avatar
Name: Jacob
Joined: Jun 2009, #18191
Location: Campbell, CA (Nor-Cal)
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,851
jacob_wood's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to jacob_wood
Subbed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #15
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by allpro View Post
You really shouldn't have to modify anything. We've sold hundreds of these shocks and haven't had any issues with them whatsoever. I've never heard of the tire making contact, or of them rotating, or of the mounts needing to be clearanced. If you have a problem with them after you install them like mine, then let me know.

This is our exclusive shock with Fox. The one that they make for the Tacomas has the reservoir on the bottom, which we think puts it in harms way. We are out of stock right now, but once we get more in we'll double check them to make sure something hasn't changed from the ones that are on my truck.
I'd appreciate you checking the new shocks when they come in to see if anything has changed. My resi's are really close to the wheel but I'm running a 17"x9" wheel that is wider than your 16"x8" (this puts my tire 0.5" closer to the resi) plus my 4.5 inch backspacing allows the wheel to come another 0.75" closer to the shock than your 3.75" BS. That is a total of 1.25" closer my tire gets to the resi than your set up, (plus I've got the drivers side oriented closest to the rear bumper so I'm a tad closer there as well) so you may be able to appreciate how close I'm getting to the tire with the resi bracket.

May I also suggest a simple illustration go out with these shocks that shows the conical washer and bushing stack along with the orientation stating "drivers side forward, passengers side toward the bed"... or something like that.

I also have a couple of questions:
1. What's the difference between the 1 thru 8 settings? Mine came on #1 and that's what I'm running around town.
2. If I'm hauling 1500 lbs. plus, what setting should I aim for?
3. What about when I go off road? That type of info would be really useful!

Finally, I'll do exactly as you suggested and snap some photos of the drivers side shock turned forward before I do any trimming and post the photos later this weekend. I still think I'll have to end up trimming a little (this won't be the first time a grinder has touched my truck) with my more aggressive BS and the wider rim.

Thanks for the help and taking the time to come on the forums to answer my questions.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:50 AM   #16
Something about something
Zombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Zombie Runner's Avatar
Air Force: AMMO (2W0)
Name: Kevin
Joined: Mar 2008, #5246
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,022
Zombie Runner's Tacoma Gallery
Ive never had the 1-8 "technically" explained but the 1 will be the softest setting where 8 will be the most stiff. I have fox coilovers and I have them set at 4

switch it to 8 and drive around and see if you can tell a difference
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 11:31 AM   #17
How many words can be fit in this s
jdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shedjdkeller is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jdkeller's Avatar
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Nov 2008, #11040
Location: Inland Empire, Ca
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,016
jdkeller's Tacoma Gallery
I can tell a difference in the front coilovers. Street I usually have it at 2. Offroading at like 6. Althought I don't think 8 setting are necessary. 5 tops. But hey I'm not complaining. Are the rear shocks noticeable like the fronts?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 06:08 PM   #18
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
I haven't played around with the rear 8 setting as of yet, still trying to get the kinks worked out.

Today I lifted the front end ~3/8 of an inch which is about as high as I'm going to go. I also took Sarah's advice and rotated the drivers shock forward and snapped some pics.

Side view of the drivers side rotated forward. This did buy me a little room.


View from the back (no tire/jacked up)


View from the back (tire mounted) and truck sitting on the garage floor


View from the back (tire mounted) and truck sitting on the garage floor, zoomed in.


For comparison, heres one of the old shots with the rear shock rotated toward the back of the truck on the drivers side.


And for grins, here's the same old shot with the rear shock rotated toward the back of the truck on the drivers side, zoomed in.


It did buy me a little room, but not much. I still have a slight shutter upon take off (maybe from 0-10 mph) and need to install my carrier bearing drop bracket to see if that helps. If I'm lucky maybe tomorrow after work I can squeeze it in.

Also, still hoping someone from All Pro will chime in and answer my questions above.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:11 PM   #19
Senior Member
09blacktaco is a name known to all09blacktaco is a name known to all09blacktaco is a name known to all09blacktaco is a name known to all09blacktaco is a name known to all09blacktaco is a name known to all
Coast Guard: BM
Name: Matt
Joined: Jun 2009, #18515
Location: The Rockies
Age: 32
Gender: Guy
Posts: 395
09blacktaco's Tacoma Gallery
Mines close to, but not that close. Wonder if you have the right upper shock bushings....

  Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #20
Yeah, there's a TSB for that!
DrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shedDrRabbitFurHead is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DrRabbitFurHead's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2009, #18625
Location: Salem, VA
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,035
DrRabbitFurHead's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 09blacktaco View Post
Mines close to, but not that close. Wonder if you have the right upper shock bushings....

One thing you did differently that I didn't do is with the cone spacer next to the shock. In my opinion you installed it "upside down". I thought that having the smaller diameter seat against the radius of the shock would cause stress issues and be bad for the shock. If I flipped my washer 180 degrees like yours, it would drop the shock down a bit and buy me more clearance, but without All Pro or FOX providing any FREAKIN' INSTRUCTIONS, who knows which way is correct... I'd be interested to see what others are doing... I thought it would be best to have the larger diameter seat against the top of the shock. This would lower my shock by ~.25" giving me a little more room to rotate it further away...

Also, you have fewer threads showing on top of your shock than I do. This also makes your shock lower giving you more clearance. I wish I knew how much to tighten the nut.

This is the way mine are installed:

nylok nut
/ \ orientation of the top cone washer
[ ] bushing
--- truck shock mount
[ ] bushing
/ \ orientation of the bottom cone washer (same as the top)
--- top of the shock


Yours appear to be installed:

nylok nut
/ \ orientation of the top cone washer
[ ] bushing
--- truck shock mount
[ ] bushing
\ / orientation of the bottom cone washer (same as the top)
--- top of the shock

Does that make sense?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Fox 2.0 Pro Series Rear shocks zeropresence 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 18 01-20-2012 04:23 PM
Want to upgrade to fox 2.5 remote resi's tony92629 Suspension 10 11-17-2011 05:38 PM
Fox 2.0 14" remote resi BMiller421 Buy / Sell / Trade 21 07-20-2011 07:00 PM
Fox 2.0" 14" stroke remote resi shocks MadTaco461 Buy / Sell / Trade 9 03-02-2011 01:08 AM
fox 2.5x14 remote resi aznpg Buy / Sell / Trade 0 09-21-2009 07:25 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.