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A little rear end advice...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by scott33, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016 at 3:34 PM
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    scott33

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    Hey guys, I bought a 1999 supercharged Tacoma last May and am starting to upgrade some of the suspension. Planning on sticking to stock height. The leaf springs are shot so the frame of the truck is riding on the bumpers on top of the rear end. New shackles and bushings are on the way. Leaf springs in the next week or so.. Also ordered new bump stops. By looking at the picture do I need to keep the block on top of the axle? I want to get it back to stock.. Thanks for the help.

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  2. Dec 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    Pushincaskets

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    The block is a lift block, remove it to go back to stock height.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    someting wong here.
    Is this a 5 lug or 6?
    Isn't that block raising the rear?
    5 lug axles go on top of spring, 6 lug under.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    It's 6 lugs. The springs are pretty much flat. I'll be getting new U bolts too.. OEM bump stops showed up last week.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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    well, taking out that block will lower it more.
    Are shackles stock length?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    They appear to be the stock length. There is a lot of weird stuff going on back there and I just want to get it back to normal. The parts I am ordering are all stock length.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    hmmmm. Even my dakars are pretty flat but those do look like Toyota springs. I'm thinking you'll be needing new springs.
    laughs....what about the front?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    It looks like he just kept cramming stuff in there as spacers til it started riding on the stops so he put large ones on.
    Sounds like something I'd do.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    I got some Bilstein 24-022842 for the front. I'll be butting those on next weekend. This morning I pulled the front wheels off to see how bad the bolts were. I've been soaking stuff with liquid wrench for a couple weeks in preparation of all this up coming work. Here is a pic of what is on the front right now. The bushings on the lower mount for the strut are totally gone.

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  10. Dec 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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    You say planning on sticking to stock height. But does that mean you aren't away that this truck has a 3" lift?
     
  11. Dec 17, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    I am aware of what is going on now after crawling around down there this morning. So yes, I know it'll be getting a little lower but I'm fine with that. I just want things back to normal and ride nice and smooth. :bikewhoops:
     
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    is it me or are the bump stops mounted to the frame and the leafs?
     
  13. Dec 17, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    They are mounted to the leaf. The top on the frame is just a plate for it to hit.
     
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    They dont look like any bump stop i've ever seen on a Tacoma. Or the plate on the frame for them to hit. Looks like they were going for airbags eventually.
    The front strut top plates have been altered to.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    ahhh, maybe this truck HAS/WAS been bagged?
     
  16. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    Those are timbren bump stops. They are a upgrade over stock. They may be longer but theyre softer for a less harsh bottom out.
     
  17. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    Those look like timbren bump stops if you haven't figured that out yet. They are very good bump stops and are not cheap.

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  18. Dec 18, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    The front has about a 2" spacer on top of the strut.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2016 at 9:02 AM
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    its has a coil spacer AND a strut spacer
     
  20. Dec 18, 2016 at 9:07 AM
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