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Rear shock bar??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 00tacond, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    00tacond [OP] Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    00 pre-runner v6
    Donahoe front coils, deaver leafs
    Is it possible to mount a shock bar under the bed to mount longer shocks and gain more travel?? I have Deaver leaf springs (8 pack) and think the shocks limit my travel. Would I gain more if I mounted a shock bar up against the bed underneath without cutting the bed up? Or would it even do anything. Does anyone know? I thought I had seen this done somewhere online but can't find it again. Thanks
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Mar 25, 2007
    First Name:
    Lancaster, PA
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Do some research on Toyota shock mounts.

    It's been done plenty of times on older trucks.
    People normally mount them in a / \ type position. The more angle you have in them, the less effective they are in dampening the suspension. So if you drive the truck on-road, keep that in mind.

    Getting more down travel in the suspension will ultimately mean other things will need changed to accomodate that travel...brake lines and even a longer slip yoke in the driveshaft (or it'll pull out).

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