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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
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    00tacond

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    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
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    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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