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[HOW-TO] - 1st Gen Tacoma Rear Shock Relocate

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Speedytech7, Mar 23, 2018.

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Was this writeup useful to you in any way? Trying to gauge whether I should keep making them

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  1. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:45 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK

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    Did you box your frame in? I plan on doing that at the same time I relocate the rear shocks
     
  2. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    Just went to the metal yard and got some 10ga sheet metal, then measure the inner c channel, cut and weld in place and 1.75 tube for reinforced
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Looks really nice Charlie. I'm very interested to hear how it all feels and flexes. I may end up changing mine again as I think I'll be putting in a Land Cruiser rear axle soon
     
  4. Jun 27, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    Feels pretty good, just got to dial in the dsc, haven't taken it offroad yet, but will let you know
     
  5. Jul 4, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    How did you decide where to place the crossmember? Did you just measure the distance between the frame and the bed at different points and find the smallest place it would fit completely?
     
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  6. Jul 8, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    It's base on what angles you are trying to get from measuring droop and full stuff for the shock mount and then the reinforced 1.75 tube is what ever my shock reservoir mount the best
     
  7. Jul 9, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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    I could have coped it to fit anywhere on the frame if it needed it but with how my bottom mounts stick out and how the top stick out as well it makes the shock pretty darn close to vertical and the extra work required to get another 3 degrees or so closer to vertical didn't seem necessary. They're properly valved for their placement here now.
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    @charliegt35r @Speedytech7 - wanted to bump this thread to see if you all had any updates on the performance/flex of your setups?

    I'm looking to do this myself very soon and weighing out my options...
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    I'm very happy with the flex and performance of mine. I need to rewrite the measuring portion of this thread though, cause even my own measurements are a wee bit off and I'm shorting myself about .75" of up travel. But that's a positioning issue not a shock performance issue. I would trust Ben at Filthy Motorsports any time I need shocks for my trucks
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Performance/flex is better, I'm getting more droop than before
     
  11. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    Nice - appreciate the feedback!
     
  12. Feb 4, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    @charliegt35r - would you be able to link me to the lower shock mounts that you used?
     
  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    What was the amount of lift you had when you did the relocate?
     
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    Pulling my bed tonight.

    It’s time...
     
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    And I'm here to help if you need anything, just PM me or tag me or I tend to miss things
     
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    I appreciate that, Zane!

    I’m sure I’ll have some questions along the way.
     

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