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Best Shocks for Rock Crawling?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Yoytoda, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Dec 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda [OP] The Little Truck That Could

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    Im in the market looking for the best shocks for crawling. Everyone talks about ride qualitybut im looking to perform well in slower applications.

    Soft shocks ride better but seems to make it easier to bottom the tuck on rocks where stiffer shocks you maintain ground clearance because the shocks give less. But too stiff and you have no flex.

    Trying to get others opinions out there on shocks with the perfect balance and why...

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 27, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    bajamoon

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    well the allpro guys use only fox and walker evans, ask hbmurphy, monkeyproof or rpparkster. they have a similar setup
     
  3. Dec 27, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    rpparkster runs WEs i think
     
  4. Dec 27, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    correct in the rear, fox in front.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    whos the guy in the black FJ he was the one who turned me onto WEs COs and 2.5s in the rear
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    I had set of Doetsch Tech Shocks on my Jeep (all 4 corners). Couldn't be happier with them (and they were cheap). I didn't do much street driving with it and a lot of offroading miles....

    http://www.doetsch-shocks.com/

    We went with the Prerunner 8000 (profressive) shocks which have a larger shaft and a 'bumper' on the end to cushion the shaft when/if the shocks bottom out.

    They have tons of different varieties of shocks, including rebuildable, coilover & bypass, etc.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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