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Off center shock.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 01Tacomacamburg4win, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Aug 18, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    01Tacomacamburg4win

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    Alright guys so I just bought this 2014 Tacoma. And today I just notice my drivers side shock is not centered on the shock tower, and is sticking up above the shock tower so it doesn't seem to be tight but there are no more threads to go any tighter. I'm assuming the shock just needs to be replaced but wanted to see if anyone has any Insite on what is going on here. It has a stupid rev tech strut spacer leveling kit in it not sure if that has something to do with it but here is a picture of what's going on. Shock is a bilstein 4600 series part# 24-188401.

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  2. Aug 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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    Bebop

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    That mount is broken.
     
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    Found a similar set-up, looks like mis-installation, broken shock rod or the wrong shock was used .
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    You think the shock tower is broken?
     
  7. Aug 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    Looks like the suspension was over-compressed and due to the spacer, the shock was displaced in the seat since the suspension couldn't fully compress at the spring. I don't think the top hat is broken but you'll have to inspect further - hard to tell from the pic.


    You can maybe buy some time by jacking up the truck, removing tension and carefully loosening the 3 top hat mounts and reseating the shock. Watch your fingers.

    Yet another reason to avoid spacer lifts.
     
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  8. Aug 19, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    Thanks, but that's not what happened to me.

    Mine was misalignment on the coils. We didn't really double check where the top of the coil was in the top hat and bushing. Fixed now though.
    Truck is tits!
     

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