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About to do AAL and rear shocks ...anything while im back there?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by packfan88, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    I am awaiting delivery of the hardware. Is there anythign else you suggest i do while i have it appart?

    What about more effective bump stops? Any truth to that?

    Im doing more research on the procedure, so i might come up with some things to do, but if you know of anything you wish you had done or you actually did let me know.

    thanks
    mike


    ps: same goes for the front....anything to do?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    id just look for wear,check brake lines ,ball joints while your in the front. look for anything loose just the common things when you dig into something

    i used this for reference when i did mine http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/40467-how-toytec-lift-install-smtrdsport.html




     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    packfan88 [OP] Very Nice !

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    whats expected life on a set of ball joints? I did them on a 150k mile Camaro last fall, but my Tacoma is at 61k.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    They should be perfectly fine at 60 k
     
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    make sure you got the right shocks if youre going to be flexing at all offroad. youll tear em apart if theyre not long enough
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    What are the right shocks and what do you mean flexing?


    I ordered Bilstein 5100s all the way around and a DSM AAL at the suggestion of the forum and the guys at DSM and Wheelers.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    That sounds like a great fix to a problem. I am not exactly sure what the problem was, but i guess the more off road you go the more you hear them make noise? Is it a squek or is it chatter? I hear some chatter in my leafs. I got under the truck and started shaking and banging things to find the noise, and it is one side (or both) of the leafs banging together. Does the TSB or this rubber strip solve this issue? Can I assume the AAL will fix it?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    the 5100's will be fine, and by flexing he is referring to the travel of the rear axel (like the one on the right side of the TW banner at the top of the page)
     
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