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blew a rear strut

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    not sure exactly what caused it but i blew the driver side rear strut

    it's been very cold out so maybe the seal froze then when i backed up it popped out, either way it spewed the oil out

    i was wanting to do a full lift next year, so i don't want to have to buy new struts now

    anything wrong with swaping in a non TRD rear strut for the time being? i'd just like to get one from a junk yard if i could

    or even just buying a crappy replacement shock for now

    any advise would be great

    thanks
     
  2. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    if its just a temporary fix then go for it. it may ride a little weird if the suspension is different on both sides on the rear of the truck but if you can live with it till you get the new stuff then i dont see a problem if you dont.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    x2. If you're looking in a junk yard, maybe get the non-TRD used for both sides in the rear so it'll at least be the same side to side. If you've had the TSB done your springs may be a little bouncier with non-TRD shocks but it'll get you by til you get your lift.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    ok ya that's what i was thinking too

    what's TSB?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    I don't know if I am understanding right? Did you blow a rear factory Bilstein shock?
     
  6. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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  7. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    I was tryin to figure out how OP has a "STRUT" on the rear of a Tacoma. :p We're gonna need pics of this...........
     
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    Damn, guess I'll have to read a little more next time... :eek: Good catch, but it simplifies the solution a bit.
     
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.

    LOL he don't have struts out back he has shocks.

    I wonder if it would even be worth it to go to a junk yard to get a shock. they might want like 30 bucks a shock. You can get some 5100's for not much more then that.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    I can show you a 1st gen with rear coilovers. :p
     
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    LOL so could I :D
     
  12. Jan 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    shock/strut, we all know what i'm talking about


    yes, as noted above, it was the factory TRD bilstein shock
     
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    Just buy some 5100's
     
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    yes, hence the :p IMO, 2 new rears would be the ticket. If one blew then the other can't be that much better off.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    ya i know...and 5100's are what i'm going to get

    and new fronts, coils and leafs...but that's money i don't have right now....
    diamond rings are expensive lol

    could i put 5100's and run then with the stock leafs (which are pretty flat), i don't want to cause extra wear on the 5100's and wear them out prematurely
     
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    I was asking about the shock because I am about to put some 5100s on my sons 1998 Xtended Cab. I was going to keep the Factory Bilsteins for spares since I only have 22,000 miles on the truck.

    But, I have a soft spot for people that served in the military. So if you have served in the military, I will give them to you.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    nope, no military for me. plus shipping will cost more than i can get a used/junk yard set for here

    thanks anyways
     
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