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Fab tips: Mounting rear 8" shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vegabeltran, May 28, 2015.

  1. May 28, 2015 at 9:20 PM
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    Vegabeltran

    Vegabeltran [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. I wanted to mount 8" shocks in the rear and came across curiosities.
    1. I'll need to fab a new mount to run them instead of the OEM mounts..any fab guys have tips where to mount at? Or if it's even possible to fab in the shock mounts.
    2. Are the shocks too long/long enough to run?

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  2. May 28, 2015 at 9:28 PM
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    deeezy

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    You can run 10" shocks in the stock location. Mine are 16" coll, 26" ext. in the stock mounts.
     
  3. May 28, 2015 at 9:29 PM
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    Vegabeltran

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    Do you still run the stock lowers on the axle as well?
     
  4. May 28, 2015 at 9:35 PM
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    deeezy

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  5. May 29, 2015 at 12:38 AM
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    Brjw

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    Same here. Icon 2.5s that are 10.3" travel. Stock mounts (required minor grinding on the lower shock mount), using OME Dakar springs, all pro u bolt flip kit with wheelers super bumps.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015

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