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mismatch shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AZarchitect, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Jan 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    AZarchitect

    AZarchitect [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased an 01 tacoma/v6/trd/sr5 and after further inspection noticed that the front shocks are mismatched. I am also now hearing a squeaky noise on the front end as I roll over speed bumps etc. Safe to assume this is the cheap looking shocks installed? Additional info: driverside shock with red sticker has NO taper(straight shock) / passengerside shock has a slight taper and is slightly larger. See pics

    Also, will this affect the tread wear on tires?

    I was thinking of taking to dealership and have them inspect everything :confused:.

    driver side shock.jpg
    passenger side shock.jpg
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    JasperOffroad

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    That should not affect your treadwear in a noticeable way. If it drives fine, don't worry about it for now. If you notice a difference in handling or just strange handling characteristics at times, then i would recommend getting them replaced with a matching pair.
     
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