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Need advice on ToyTec lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bobc, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Jun 1, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    bobc

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    Hi I've been lurking here awhile looking for advice on building my 04 Tacoma, and recently bit the bullet and ordered a toytec 3'' bilstein lift kit( from big country customs in Canada) now it arrived yesterday and i opened it up to check contents, the kit came with 2 bilstein 24-248730 front shocks that are listed on the bilstein site as for a 4-runner not a Tacoma! Will these fit my Tacoma?, The kit also has 2 F4 BE5-D560-TO rear shocks that are listed as rear passenger side for the Tacoma , will these work on the driver side also?
     
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    Contact @Toytec Lifts and see what they say. They are quick to respond on the forum. Good luck.
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    depends on year of 4runner. If its s 3rd gen 4r it will work. Rear shocks should work too. If I recall 1st gen Tacoma have longer shocks on one side stock, to compensate for taller spring
     
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    The driver said has a taller shock but that doesn’t really matter once your suspension has been worn out some. But i think most after market companies just give you the same shock for both sides in the rear, i could be wrong though
     
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    You are correct sir
     
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    Im actually non sure of the drive side is taller or just stiffer with shocks valved diffrent. Ik after market leaf packs are still side specific but I thought one was just stiffer
     
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    just 1in taller to compensate for driver and fuel tank
     
  8. Jun 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    I just got this response from BCC :"Hey Robert , no those are the correct parts , 1st gen tacoma and 3rd gen runner can use the same struts , ucas , cam bolts etc over the years bilstien has added more numbers to there inventory so if 1 is on b/o we generally have 2 others to choose from for stocking that will fit the same application , rear shocks we stock as the same number they are the same for valving and dimensions for both sides .
    you will see that as you pull off your factory rear ones . all aftermarket companies follow the same suit , toytec , procomp , bds , fabtech etc with having the same part number for rear shocks .. hopefully that clears things up for you .."
    Does this response seem to be legit? I checked specs on the front shocks on the bilstein site 24-248730(4runner) collapsed length 13.66'' ext length 18.27'' vs 24-249928 (tacoma)collapsed length 13.86'' ext length 18.67''
     

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