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How to install rear shocks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Oat, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Sep 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Oat

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    Ok, well i bought some new billstein shocks for the rear...needless to say i'm clueless on how to install them. I have jacks + jack stands already..

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    Any help is much appreciated, those are the model i got ^^^
     
  2. Sep 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    super easy. I dont think you have to jack up the back but it would help. jack up the back so that the tires are hanging and suspenion is "loose" unbolt the old shocks, you may need to keep the bushings, and make sure you put them in properly meaning right to left. When you take the old ones off make sure you know which one came from which side because one side is slightly longer than the other. then bold it right in and your good to go
     
  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    You will want to lift the truck using the diff case and fully extend the rear suspension then put jack stands under frame and take off tires then lower the jack it will let the suspension full droop then there is s bolt at the top and bottom you will need a hammer to get the factory shocks out of place. Hope this helps any questions pm me did mine today
     
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