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02' v6 4wd rear shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by YourTrueFather, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    I recently acquired a Tacoma and along with the flat leaf springs one of the rear shocks is connected to the top of the frame while one seems to be connected inside it somehow.

    Any help appreciated! They both could DEFINETLY use a replacement but this indifference has me nocked off track a little.

    Can take pictures tomorrow in the light
     
  2. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    The lower part of the shock attaches to a plate held by the u bolts against the rear axle.

    The top mount is inside the frame, putting the shock at a near 45 degree angle.

    What's your question exactly?
     
  3. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Here's a pic of my own truck for reference

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    The top of the right side shock is mounted on top of the frame somehow. Not sure if its some kind of bracket or welded due to rust.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    It seems to be the same on yours. Im unfamiliar with suspension and happened to notice it was different to the other. Why is this exactly?
     
  6. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    Without a picture, we can't tell you anything.

    These frames are prone to rust, and it wouldn't surprise me if someone did some makeshift weld jimmy rig doohickey whatchamacallit
     
  7. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    One mount is aft of the spare (driver) and one before the spare (passenger).

    The mount itself that protrudes the frame are identical though and use the same bolt.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Passenger side. Best i can do at night

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    That's a stock mount, granted someone may or may not have welded it to add strength?

    I'll look at my own truck in a bit.
     
  10. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    Ok thanks. I just got the truck and don't have anything to compare it to as you said who knows what someone has done to it due to rust. My frame is actually quite nice. It may have been replaced but overall quite good. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Here's mine

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  12. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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    I know I'm dragging this out but any recommendations on what I should replace the shocks and leaf springs with? I don't plan on hauling a whole lot very frequently but should I spend extra on heavier springs?
     
  13. Jul 5, 2020 at 8:07 PM
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    Don't worry, ask what you want.

    Read post 6 in which I just answered someone that had the same question yesterday -

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...sion-work-please-advise.674541/#post-23711633
     
  14. Jul 5, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    Better yet, here's the post -

     

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