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is my xreas system going bad?

Discussion in '4Runners' started by rvcahawaii808, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    rvcahawaii808

    rvcahawaii808 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have an 04 limited 4x4 with almost 87k miles on it. the steering is kinda loose and it really sways at highway speeds. it is also extremely bumpy when i go over uneven roads.

    is the system hard to take out? is it as simple as gettin underneath and disconnecting the wires? ive seen a few threads on it on t4r.org but i am not sure about what to do with the fluid in there.

    if i take out the system will i need to replace the shocks or will it still work without xreas?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard of people removing the whole system to upgrade to better suspension. I'm not sure how to do it or how to test the system to see if it is working properly.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    Qjake

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    Sounds like the system lost pressure, prolly better to ask this question over at T4R.ORG

    Good luck
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    rockgecko03

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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    I had a lifted 07 sport at one time. X-reas is a pressurized system in which the shocks are linked together. If you disconnect one, the whole system is effected and they come pressurized from the factory. When I lifted the runner, I was told that there was no way to re-pressurize the system if anything got disconnected. They may have come up with a way to do so since then, but I haven't kept up with it.

    Most people scrap the entire system when/if they lift it because it's too much of a pain to work around, and with 4 independent shocks it's much easier to replace one rather than the whole thing if something blows.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    cummins6speed

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    The whole system is not inter connected. It is only LF to RR and RF to LR, thats where the X comes from
     
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