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Double Checking/ Rear Shock Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Uncharted, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Aug 3, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    Uncharted

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    So I decided to take the plunge and lift my Taco! I just wanted to double check I got everything coming that I need.

    Icon Extended Travel CO's...ordered
    Icon CO Spanner Wrench...ordered
    Toytec AAL for TSB...ordered
    Toytec Diff Drop kit...ordered
    XD revolvers....ordered
    285/70/17 Hankook Dynapro MT...ordered
    Total Chaos UCA's...sitting in my living room

    I know I need some rear shocks but was uncertain which would be the best for my setup. Any Suggestions are greatly appreciated! Also if I'm missing anything let me know!:)
     
  2. Aug 3, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    5125's with a universal pin to eyelet would work.
    You may not need the diff drop, install everything else and then see how the truck feels. If you have vibrations, try the drop. If you don't, sell it.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    bjamison01

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    I'm in the process of installing an almost identical setup. I went with 5100 rear billies for the shocks and am also adding a toytec 3 degree axle shim.
    None of this has been installed yet though, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Uncharted

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    Sounds good. I was leaning towards the 5100s or some OME shocks for the rear but couldn't decide. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope for no vibrations.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    bajamoon

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    you can get some nice fox reservoir's from all pro for the rear, looks like you have everything else covered.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    sincitytaco

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    Icon up front and Fox in the rear, I wouldn't do that. I am sure it would function fine, but mixing brands like that is kinda ghetto fab. Then again I do have Icons with 5100s in the rear, but that is different.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    double standard he, do you still have your truck.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Your gonna have to install some limit straps to the front, otherwise, the coils are gonna hit the UCA when your shocks extend.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    DylanICON

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    The shocks have an internal limiter that stops it before the arm hits the coils. You should be fine without a limit strap.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Good to know! Is this a new feature?
     
  11. Aug 4, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    No. The internal extension damper has always been a feature of all our shocks. It cushions the residual energy left in the suspension when it gets to the end off the travel so it doesn’t bang. It’s like a limit strap but it uses springs and hydraulics inside the shock. It is also much more precise than a strap that needs to be adjusted periodically as it stretches.
    The difference between the standard and extended is the standard stops the suspension just before the stock upper arm hits the coil and the ball joint binds. The extended will droop a little farther because the aftermarket arm has better clearance and more angularity in the uniball.
    On a race car I would use a strap as well and use the shock extension damper as a redundancy.
     
  12. Aug 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Interesting.....I read on TTORA alot of folks that use the extended ones were running limit straps, but I may have misunderstood. Thanks for clearing that up for me. :)
     
  13. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    Thanks for all the input so far. Good to know I pretty much have everything I need except the rear shocks.

    I was tempted to order them but figured I already dropped enough cash. Is there a noticeable difference with having remote res in the rear?
     
  14. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    no noticeable diff, save yourself some money and get the 5100's, you will not notice anything.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    Good to know. Thanks! :D
     
  16. Aug 7, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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  17. Aug 7, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The shims should fix it.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    you can also try the cb drop, i had the shims and made it worse, now i have a very very small vib under 5 mph.
     
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