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Busted back shock with pictures..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by xmixpixx, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Well after I towed my hunting trailer today (6x10 enclosed full of goose decoys) I noticed my one back shock busted, and the rod pushed up and punctured the bed of the truck. Has anybody seen this before? I do not have the tsb done (aal).

    truck.jpg
    truck 2.jpg
     
  2. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    WOWWWWW!!! Shitty
     
  3. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    That sucks. Any idea of the weight of the trailer you were pulling?
     
  4. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    I would be surprised if the trailer weighs more than 1500-2000. I tow it and a boat (17ft aluminum center console with a 90hp fourstroke outboard on the back) without problems. I have never seen this happen before or even heard of it...
     
  5. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    This could just be that 1 in a million chance type thing...combo of events maybe...ontop of a shock that could be the bad one out of the batch...
     
  6. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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  7. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    I haven't gotten under to look at it that closely, since I noticed it walking out the door on my way to work. What is it going to take to repair (parts, etc)? I am not too familiar with the upper shock mounts. Is that something that is welded on or a bolt-on piece?
     
  8. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    I could care less about the hole in the bed, it's just added drainage! Maybe I should add that to the DIY mods, extra drainage for during monsoon season.
     
  9. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    As long as the shock mounts arent damaged, (its hard to tell in the pic) a replacement shock is all that would be needed. Id suggest just upgrading both in the back in the process tho.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    That's what I was thinking/hoping. Would it be worth putting an AAL on to help with towing since I do a fair amount of it? From what I can tell the shock mounts are fine. It looks like it just pushed right up through. The hole it put in the bed is actually very clean too. It's a nice circle the size of the rod.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Just go to toyota and tell them wat the fuck and if your gunna be towing a lot I'd suggest getting airbags
     
  12. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    My boat trailer I can pick the tongue up and pull it around because of the majority of the weight being behind the axle. I tow my goose hunting trailer just a couple miles, so I think airbags may be more than I need. I think I'm going to replace the shocks w/ 5100's and eventually do the AAL.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    See build thread.
    have a pic of it actually through the bed?
     
  14. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    As a matter of fact I do. I just added it to my original post.
     
  15. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    He has an 05...I doubt he warranty is even close to still being valid.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Yea. I bought it as a certified preowned, but I am up to 120k on it, so the warranty is long gone. I am planning on getting 5100's and possibly doing the aal. From what I can tell they are still the original shocks. I bought the truck with 59K and haven't replaced them...
     
  17. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    In the meantime, how safe or unsafe is it to be driving? I commute 5 miles to work, all city. I am just trying to figure out what to do until the shocks arrive.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    If you do an AAL you may need longer shocks if I remember correctly. Just keep that in mind. I havent used them but id recommend Downsouth Motorsports, they give you a deal and seem to have incredible customer service.
     
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    Holy shit :eek: On my previous tacoma I changed to 5100 on rears, I lost a tool I needed during installation so I ran to the store to buy a tool without shocks...the rears were bouncy over bumps but I was careful...it was only a few miles..
     
  20. Sep 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    you should be fine driving it like that for a temp period of time.
     
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