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Rear shock length

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by stevenjasmin, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Dec 13, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    stevenjasmin

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    looking into buying fox or king shocks. Does anyone know what size (collapsed , extended length) I would need with 2 inches of lift in the rear? Or maybe even the stock length and I can add 2 inches?

    Truck is in shop so can’t measure mine.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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    It will work with the OEM replacement king shocks or extended travel ones. I ran them with my Dakar leaf packs. The specs for those are almost identical to the OME shock specs, and they are designed for a 2.75” lift.
     
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    So do you think this size would work?

    985-26-117 Collapsed 14.70 Extended 23.80


    Another question was the ride smoother, the same, or stiffer on road with your kings? I am sure they will be great off road, but I live in Germany and traffic tends to move quick so ride quality is important to me.

    Thank you
     
  4. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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    35" Trepadors w/ OMF Beadlocks, Kings, OBA, 5.29s etc

    These are your best options. I am running them with 3" lift in rear paired with Deaver U402 Stage II Leafs

    King Shocks
    25001-119 Tacoma 05+ (6 Lug) Front Coil Overs
    25001-121 Tacoma 05+ (6 Lug) Rear Shocks
    25001-119A Tacoma 05+ (6 Lug) Front Coil Overs Compression Adjuster
    25001-121A Tacoma 05+ (6 Lug) Rear Shocks Compression Adjuster

    I would say the ride is the same as stock Offroad on the street but handles harshers bumps and potholes awesomely and even better offroad.
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    Fox 2.5 RR C/O Fox 2.0 RR Rear Dakar leaf Pack Headstong Brakeline Extension Bracket 16"Konig Countersteer wheels BFG's KO2 285/75r16 All-Pro UCA 1.25" All-Pro APEX Slidders Unided CB w/ Firestick II Lamin-X fog Lens 1" Diff Drop OME 1/2" CB Drip OME Mobtown 3/16" Skid plates: Front, Trans and Transfer case Relentless Hood Brackets AuxBeam Ditch Lights DBCustons Grill "Recolored" Matt Black Relentless High Lift Mount Softopper Diff Breather Mod Tail Gate Inserts HondoGarage Tablet Vent Mount Weather Tech Floor Liner
    2" with what? Blocks, add a leaf or new leaf pack? I run fox 2.0 extended travel 3-5" lift with dakar leafs. Droop is critical for traction and cheaper than a locker.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    With a block
     
  7. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    Fox 2.5 RR C/O Fox 2.0 RR Rear Dakar leaf Pack Headstong Brakeline Extension Bracket 16"Konig Countersteer wheels BFG's KO2 285/75r16 All-Pro UCA 1.25" All-Pro APEX Slidders Unided CB w/ Firestick II Lamin-X fog Lens 1" Diff Drop OME 1/2" CB Drip OME Mobtown 3/16" Skid plates: Front, Trans and Transfer case Relentless Hood Brackets AuxBeam Ditch Lights DBCustons Grill "Recolored" Matt Black Relentless High Lift Mount Softopper Diff Breather Mod Tail Gate Inserts HondoGarage Tablet Vent Mount Weather Tech Floor Liner
    oh, then yes the only option for Fox I believe are the 985-24-117 0-2" lift.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    Thanks for the info, how do the 2.0 ride?
     
  9. Dec 13, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    Fox 2.5 RR C/O Fox 2.0 RR Rear Dakar leaf Pack Headstong Brakeline Extension Bracket 16"Konig Countersteer wheels BFG's KO2 285/75r16 All-Pro UCA 1.25" All-Pro APEX Slidders Unided CB w/ Firestick II Lamin-X fog Lens 1" Diff Drop OME 1/2" CB Drip OME Mobtown 3/16" Skid plates: Front, Trans and Transfer case Relentless Hood Brackets AuxBeam Ditch Lights DBCustons Grill "Recolored" Matt Black Relentless High Lift Mount Softopper Diff Breather Mod Tail Gate Inserts HondoGarage Tablet Vent Mount Weather Tech Floor Liner
    I run the 985-24-118 and can be stiff with the bed unload bc I run dakar leafs design to carry an additional 300 lbs. They are amazing around the 200-300 lb + bed weight can fly over speed bumps, wash board roads and handled a few 2' jumps.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2017 at 4:01 AM
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    Your not paying big bucks for a shitty ride lol! The ride is amazing on road and off! Wouldn’t have it any other way.
     

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