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2nd gen shocks on 1st gen????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by george2pak, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Mar 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    george2pak

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    A friend of mine has a 1996 Tacoma and his front suspension is gone. I have a pair of front 2013 TRD shocks and springs. Will the shocks fit on 1st gen?
    Has anyone try to do it?

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  2. Mar 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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    No they won't. They are about 3" longer with the much long lower extended spindle part.


    They won't fit.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    If they are 3" longer wouldn't that give like a 3" lift? If everething else fits.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Be nice if it was that easy.. I mean they'll go on but without getting into all the geometry it'll send your UCA's into the coils & ride like absolute shit

    I recently went thru the horror of seeing/riding in a 1st gen with exactly what you're asking... I had him talked into getting some Toytec/Eibach coils, changed out the assembly, installed the coils & now he's loving 3" lift with great ride....

    Dont do it...
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    the geopmetery won't be right at ALL. Will be horrible.

    save yourself the trouble and get real shocks..they are that expensive.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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    I wanted to see if is doable it's not about the money. Thank you for the help!
     
  7. Mar 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Well..its not..haha

    but have fun anyways..
     
  8. Mar 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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  9. Mar 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    This tells me you understand very little about
    suspension geometry.

    Besides being too long...
    I'll bet the valving is all wrong as well.

    waste of time IMO
     
  10. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    That's way I have you guys;). I never work on a 1st gen.
    I asked this question so I don't have to take everything apart and have the same conclusion as you.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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