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916 YATES 05-02-2013 07:00 AM

Enjoying Sway A Way Racerunners
 
Really noticing improved ride with my Sway A Way Racerunners after a one week break in period. Truck rides like a well tuned sports car. I failed to read the directions, mixed up the lower front shock bushings(put the longer of the two in back) had to remove the stabilizer bar. I am still debating wether I want to break it all down to flip the bushings and put the stabilizer bar back in. Will I get more articulation off road with out it? The Sway A Way kit was nice and complete(had I read the instructions). Waiting to address rear leafs to get a more plush feel out back. I am very satisfied with coil overs and shocks.:thumbsup:http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...o_pics_011.jpg

916 YATES 05-02-2013 07:11 AM

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916 YATES 05-02-2013 07:12 AM

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...o_pics_010.jpg

Gearheadesw 05-03-2013 12:26 PM

SCS Stealth 6's satin silver FTW

916 YATES 05-04-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Gearheadesw (Post 6837473)
SCS Stealth 6's satin silver FTW

tires and pics as soon as funds are available:D

snorola 05-04-2013 09:40 PM

I have the SAW 2.0's as well. How much lift do you have up front?

I had a huge amount of preload just to get 2.5" of lift with a bumper and ifs skid

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/IMG_6172.JPG

Just rebuilt them and upgraded to new eibach coils 14" x 650lbs and have the same amount of lift but way less preload, ride super nice!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMG_61883.JPG

916 YATES 05-05-2013 08:31 PM

got about 2" lift with stock upper control arms, need more caster to go higher, Light Racing control arms next for the front, leafs or add a leaf next out back.

916 YATES 05-05-2013 08:32 PM

how many miles to rebuild? looks great with 14" coils

snorola 05-05-2013 09:13 PM

I have rebuilt them twice now, bought them used unknown mileage and one started leaking after 20,000kms. Since then I put 60,000kms on them until I rebuilt them again last week.

We have lots of gravel/sand/salt and grime on the roads so they have a pretty hard life, you should get more miles down south on yours. I would get the nitrogen checked/charged regularly (once a year?) as it looses pressure over time.

If you end up putting steel bumper/skids on down the road I would recommend the 14" springs, they were fairly cheap from dsm and handle the extra weight well.

YotaDan 05-06-2013 01:24 PM

Are you wanting to lift the rear also, or just try to improve the ride?

BAMFTACO 05-06-2013 01:39 PM

SAW for the win I love my sway a aways.

916 YATES 05-06-2013 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by YotaDan (Post 6849662)
Are you wanting to lift the rear also, or just try to improve the ride?

I am looking to gain 1.5 -2" of lift and soften the ride out back. I tow a trailer with dirt bikes and gear, guessing it is 2500 lbs. with 500 lb tounge weight. Saving for Light Racing UCA's so that I continue to go up in the front(@ 2" now). O.K. with slight rake or level when done.

YotaDan 05-06-2013 05:47 PM

Best bet out back would be our 3 Leaf HD AAL Set.

916 YATES 05-06-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by YotaDan (Post 6850835)
Best bet out back would be our 3 Leaf HD AAL Set.

gonna ride softer than stock set up? Was even thinking of softer 3 leaf -add a leaf and still run overload for towing? Which set up will give close to 1.5 for double cab long bed and soften the compression enough to be in the Sway A way's stroke enough? Or HD with out overload?

916 YATES 05-06-2013 07:26 PM

these are sweet rear shocks, not using them properly jarring off initial hit with OEM leaf springs.

YotaDan 05-08-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by 916 YATES (Post 6851384)
gonna ride softer than stock set up? Was even thinking of softer 3 leaf -add a leaf and still run overload for towing? Which set up will give close to 1.5 for double cab long bed and soften the compression enough to be in the Sway A way's stroke enough? Or HD with out overload?

Well it is hard to have both soft ride and load capacity. But, yes the HD 3 leaf with the Overload removed. Should be about 1.5" of lift.

916 YATES 05-08-2013 12:40 PM

Thanks Dan, I am gonna put these on my wish list.:D

tacoma guy 05-14-2013 04:44 PM

Yeah I had them on my 1st. gen and just loved them ! They where the old style where the rod came out of the top. I did get a squeak shortly after installing them. Did any of you guys get any squeaking out of yours? Never the less. I did love them a lot. :D

916 YATES 05-14-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by tacoma guy (Post 6888817)
Yeah I had them on my 1st. gen and just loved them ! They where the old style where the rod came out of the top. I did get a squeak shortly after installing them. Did any of you guys get any squeaking out of yours? Never the less. I did love them a lot. :D

I mixed up the lower bushings(put the long one in the back) and it squeaked like crazy rubbing on sway bar. took sway bar off till I have time to swap bushings around. Hopefully that will more coil over back enough to clear sway bar.

tacoma guy 05-14-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by 916 YATES (Post 6889081)
I mixed up the lower bushings(put the long one in the back) and it squeaked like crazy rubbing on sway bar. took sway bar off till I have time to swap bushings around. Hopefully that will more coil over back enough to clear sway bar.

Oh yeah I can see how that would make a difference. Mine where squeaking from the seal around shock shaft. Because the shaft was on top I put some grease around the shaft and it was gone. Just wondering if the new style have the same problem. Thanks for your reply.


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