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EL095R with stock bilstein shocks?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BalutTaco, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Sep 19, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    You will need to get longer length shocks to avoid over extension of OEM shocks.
     
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    Further explanation:

    Yes: they will technically bolt in place and you can drive the truck like that.

    No: the overall length of the stock Bilstein shock is too short (extension) to accommodate the lift that is provided by the EL095R. Meaning your shock will be acting like your limit strap and be operating outside of it's normal parameters. This will cause premature failure of the shock (broken stuff= leaky stuff).
     
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    Copied from a PM.
    Probably best discussed here anyway so you can get more responses this way:

    Do you already have the Dakars? If so, the shocks wont provide any additional support for the weight of your gear. The leaf pack does the lifting and the shocks adjust the rebound and compression of the leafs.
    Your question is a bit loaded. What you consider "gear" is different from what my truck looks like all loaded up so take that into account when asking for advice from strangers on the internet. Picking a shock that is compatible with the leaf pack is probably a better suited question to ask but that will change depending on budget and intended purpose of your truck. Since you considered running the stock shocks with the EL095 the closest shock I can think of that will be best compatible would be the B110. They are about right in line with stock as far as valving goes (you probably won't notice a difference) but the stroke of the shock will allow your leaf pack to cycle all through it's range of motion. Once consideration that you'll want to look into is going to be bump stops and their height in relation to your rear end travel.

    If the above seems like a lot of info, then you're in for a surprise- you have some searching/reading to do. It'd be easy for me to say "Buy these shocks." without explaining why or what your other options would be, but you wont learn anything about your vehicle that way. I find it best to present information and let you make an informed choice form there.

    Good luck.
     
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