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about to install rear shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ry1984, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    Ry1984

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    im about to install the rear 5100's on my truck. correct me if im wrong here. On the 1st gen tacos, the boot of the shock goes up? and also they are labeled left and right. Not sure if that matters but would the left shock be the driver side?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Boot goes down. Left is drive side. :)
     
  3. Apr 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Ry1984

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    i should of just pm'd you lol. heres another question though and pics to come with it. is this gap normal? the shock is on the top mount and it overlaps the bottom mount quite a bit...do i need to jack the frame up now?? and if i do have to jack up the frame do i need to watch out for possibly overjacking and breaking something..
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  4. Apr 5, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep....thats normal. use a floor jack to help lift the bottom of shock into place, then put the bolt thru....worked for me.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Ry1984

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    ahhh thanks guys! always pulling through :thumbsup:
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    its what we are here for buddy!:D
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    ETaco23

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    thats awsome! I really want to get bilsteins on my rear! I think it will give me a better ride in the back, instead of the gay Rancho's I have now. Either that or the 3 leaf AAL from wheelers...
    But let us know how it rides man!
     
  8. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    looks like im gonna need to aal...planned on doing it anyway.
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  9. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    ETaco23

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    yeah! you plannen on doen a 2"?
     
  10. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    Ry1984

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    yup, the 79.99 aal from Toytech.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    ETaco23

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    thats what I got! plus a 1" block to give me a little rake.:) I gotta soften the ride a bit though, Im thinking either shocks or different leaf lift, like the 3 leaf progressive AAL from wheelers which is sappose to give you a smoother ride.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    you dont necessarilly need the aal.....just slide the boot up on the shock a bit.
     
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