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OEM 1996 tacoma body and bed mounts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tstotka, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    tstotka

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    hey, i have a 1996 tacoma and it has a 3 inch body lift on it. i was wondering if theres any kit that has everything to go back to my stock height? or any other ways of going back to stock height? thanks
     
  2. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    TacoMX

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    When I removed my 3'' body lift I used an energy suspension body mount/bushing kit.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    does it come with every thing? such as hardware and stuff. and did you do it yourself?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    Yes. I did it myself.

    Its easy, just time consuming.

    The energy susp kit only comes with the bushings, spacers and mount plates, you have to get hardware that is 3'' shorter than what you have now from somewhere else. I just pulled a clip, bed, and body bolt and just got some that were 3'' shorter at ace hardware. I used grade 8 hardware.

    and dont forget about the steering shaft extension, gas filler neck extension, and shifter extensions if they were used.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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    alright thank you very much
     
  6. Apr 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    I installed the ES body mount kit as well...
    mine is combined with a 4crawler 1" BL

    The the ES body mount kit is mostly complete...
    you would still need purchase shorter bolts then what
    was used on the 3" BL

    Some hardware stores carry grade 8 bolts that may work...
    or you can possibly purchase a set thru 4crawler

    Below... some pics comparing the ES body mount to the oem

    Energy Suspension body mount...

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    factory left... ES right...

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    why my factory body mounts were changed to the ES...

    [​IMG]
     
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