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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 5, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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  4. Jun 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM
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    IMG_2017.jpg Just finished getting all the install done! I still need to adjust my bump stops, looks like they need to be a little longer so I don't bottom out the shock on compression. Just curious what length of the shaft is showing at "rest" on your setup @Speedytech7 Thanks for the write up btw it was super helpful!
     
  5. Apr 28, 2020 at 10:40 PM
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    Really appreciate this rite up you did. Its giving me a lot of ideas. I am in the process of rebuilding my rears and had the idea to piggie back them. Looking at your pictures it looks like there is room ( no clearance issues) but did you come across any reason this would not work?
    IMG_20200503_195450.jpg
     
  7. May 4, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    A piggyback shock will work, not sure I'd do it like that specifically because that's bigger and heavier than a piggyback and has way less support being it's just aluminum pipe threads
     
  8. May 4, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    So I thought about that also, was thinking of something like this to support the weight.
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    I think that would make it fine, just gotta measure out so you aren't pinching the connection site
     
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    Yeah I'll measure it out 1st. Or I may just go with the hose.
     
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    Yeah going to take a lot of measurements. Or I may just do hoses. Thanks for the tips and info.
     
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    Yeah I'm curious upon how much of the shaft is showing when sitting as well. I have dome the shock relocation and I have exactly 4 inches of shaft showing.
    My mounts when everything is sitting are 20 inches apart
    At full drop I'm at 26 inches
    The collapsed shock is 16 so technically the math works out perfect but 4 inches of up travel seems like nothing?
     
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    I'm at the same 4 inches showing. My understanding is the angle that you mount your shocks at will also increase your travel but change your dampening.
     
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    These ADS shocks are 25.125" extended and 15.125" compressed. This pic is from the day we finished the relocate and setup. The new springs have settled a bit since then.

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    At ride height, I currently have 5.25" of shaft showing on the driver side and 5.5" on the passenger side. I fully expect the springs to continue to settle. We will see where it all ends up.
     
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    What leaf pack do you have?
     
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    It is a custom Alcan leaf pack, spec'd for +3" of lift
     
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    Figured I'd add to this thread since it inspired my rear shock relocation...

    Frame plates, shock relocation brackets, Bilstein 12" shortbodies, Dakar leaf pack, trailgear shackles

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    I'm in the process of updating my suspension and after reading some of the threads on here I'm going to go with a shock relocation in the rear. I'll being running King ext 650# in the front. My rear estimated constant weight is about 450-500# so I went with the Allpro expo leaf pack. I'll be doing the Wheelers flipkit w/Superbumps.

    I've seen @turbodb with ADS 15-25, @Uphillshunter with Fox 16-26, and now @Speedytech7 with King 17-27. For my setup with the Allpro expo would the 1-2" of travel make that much of a difference? I guess what I'm trying to go for is to best match the Allpro expo with a rear shock. I don't want to over do the rear shock if my leaf pack would be the limiting factor and vice versa. Pricing is not a huge factor but it is still there considering ADS is the most expensive, then King, and Fox being the least. I'm sure they're built and perform close to one another.

    Any feedback would be apricated
    Thanks!
     
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    To get the most out of any shock, you must first know what axle travel that your spring will allow. And when I say know, I really mean measured travel. Guessing or hearsay evidence can get you into a situation where the compressed length is too long or the extended length is too short.

    IMO, you really need to install the expos, then measure the travel, then purchase the correct shock based on the results.
     
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    My vote for the most ease of adjustment and fitment is gonna be the ADS if you are able to get a solid measurement that says you'll cycle 10" out of your leafs.
     

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