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PO installed Sway-A-Way Racerunners... do these look right?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Farva, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    Farva

    Farva [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The guy I bought this truck off installed these racerunners and they seem to have a lot of threads showing below the coil seat... they are definitely very stiff and im just not sure if this how they're meant to be ran.

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    I was also wondering when I go to have the nitrogen checked and recharged up to 180-200psi (if needed) should I have them off the truck with no compression at all or are they meant to be set to that level mounted and sitting at the intended ride hight?

    Thanks for any help! Build thread on the way...
     
  2. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    sirsaechao

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    Have you blown any CV boots yet?
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    you should have the psi checked, they can do that with them on the truck.

    I cant see the pics so i cant comment on them but if your ride is too stiff then go ahead and jack the truck up and back off of them some
     
  4. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    Thanks for the response guys.

    Nah, but I've also only had the truck for about 2500 miles. Does this look like too sharp of an angle for them??

    Doing this will lower the front a little bit correct? It already sets a little lower in the front and Im not sure if I want to offset it more...
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Your CV boot in that second pic looks really bad, but I'd let some of the other guys chime in before doing anything.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    CV boots do look bad ( do the piece of paper card check between the folds)and whats up with the color of those shocks? are they completly rusted? was this thing submerged in salt water?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    you'll definitely need to straighten out your cv angles pretty quick, that looks pretty gnarly. not sure about the setup, he may have them set like that for added lift which is why your ride is so stiff (coils are compressed)
     
  8. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Farva

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    The second picture is with the wheel turned hard left. Maybe thats why it looks way worse? And yea they are pretty rusted. Its kind of odd because this truck grew up in Georgia and the frame is SPOTLESS. Brought it to Toyota for the extended frame warranty check and they laughed at me, (still checked it of course just in case) thats how clean it is. I'm pretty much trying to decide if its worth it to buy the rebuild kit for these shocks or if there so far gone I should just go new instead. I was thinking if I rebuild them I'd just take a wire brush on a dremmel to the threads and then coat it with something to prevent it from getting so bad, as the truck will be in New England as long as I own it... Thanks again for the help!

    Oh by the way that piece of paper check on the boots is that with the wheels centered or turned hard?
     
  9. Jun 24, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    if you want it to sit level then take a leaf out of your pack. but from what others have said you will need to lower the front before you blow out one of your cv's
     
  10. Jun 24, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    Doesn't the left shock have a leak?
     
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