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2nd pair of skyjacker front shocks go bad within a few weeks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by shadisaac, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    shadisaac

    shadisaac [OP] New Member

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    I had a 3 or 4inch full replacement suspension kit put on my tacoma. I had my tacoma back one day, and front skyjacker shocks were leaking fluid. They were replaced by offroad shop where I had then installed. One week after shocks were replaced, shocks are leaking again. Any idea as to what the problem could be? I have 32 inch nitto gr tires on it, I dont off road it, YET, but am getting tired of leaving truck in the shop.

    I paid 1300 for lift, and 350 for labor to install.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    I dont like skyjacker. I would sell it and get something else. Lots of options for your truck. Here is where skyjacker is in my book:

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    lol
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Suggestions as to something different. I have full replacement leaf on the rear, but the front shocks keep leaking and going bad. What is better option, this was my first lift and my first Tacoma!
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Do you want 2.5" or 3"?

    You can buy front billstein shocks 5100's and set them at 2.5". Thats less than 200.

    Pro comp came out with a decent 3" I believe.

    OME 3" gives you lift from the coils and new OME shocks. Great ride.

    Whats the budget?
     
  5. Nov 23, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    ALready paid the guy 1600 bucks to put the 3inch lift kit on. So I am expecting him to get it right. I believe it has a 3inch lift on it already. Just need new full replacement shocks in the front.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    Hopefully it works
     
  7. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    Tell the guy at the shop to give you something else. Don't get RANCHO (RONCHO). I had the same problems with them years ago - and I'd never go back.

    Have them give you OME (Old Man EMU).
     
  8. Nov 24, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    Yeah...I paid less for my OME lift with new UCAs than you paid for your SkyJacker lift...I'm going to vote you got screwed.

    They need to keep replacing it until they install good shocks in there...If you aren't beating it up then it should be leaking. Part of the problem with having a shop do work for you means if you need stuff fixed- It's gotta go to the shop.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    I had a Skyjacker 4" softride on my Jeep wrangler and it was great...never had any issues. i would call Skyjacker yourself and talk with them...they are great people who believe in making things right. they'll get it squared away for you.
     
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