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Broke right-rear shock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TonyTacoBC, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 7, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    TonyTacoBC

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    It snapped off right at the base where it attaches to the axle. The shock absorber isn't from the factory - it's a cheapy replacement. So for now I just pushed it out of the way until I can swap in a new one this coming week. I just have to be careful over bumps :)
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:10 AM
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    Time for an upgrade.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:14 AM
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    I was thinking the same thing :D
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    I put new shocks in last night. Monroe Sensatracs. We'll see how they do.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    This can happen if the shock body is too long for the application. When the shock bottoms out it will eventually break the weld.

    On 1st gen Tacomas one shock is shorter than the other. If they are mounted incorrectly (long shock on the short side) the shock can be damaged. Stock replacement shocks should be side specific.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Hmm my 5150's were the same part number and neither one said right or left. i hope there on right.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    You are no longer stock either. Here is a great explanation of how this all works.

    http://www.bajataco.com/travel-measurement.html
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Thanks for the info Digiratus!
     
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