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Rear shock R/R

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LVTacoma, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    LVTacoma

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    R/R'd the front shocks with 5100's. Wasn't too hard and took me about 2 hours, but I need to do the rears today. I'm not mechanically retarded as you can tell but just to clarify, the rears simply bolt on and off with the ass end in the air correct? Usually the most simple of mods/mechanical work ends up being the worst somehow so I wanted to double check that the rears really are just jack-unbolt-remove-install-bolt up-jack down.

    Searched with no real avail. unless someone can link me a thread. Thanks fellas
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Jack it up and place frame on jack stands, remove the tires, replace shocks, and re assemble. Much easier than the fronts.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    ktmrider

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    yessir, they are extremely easy to do.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    the way i would do it set jack stands in front of the front leaf spring hanger and make sure the wheels are off the ground then put the jack under the middle of the axle and put a little pressure on it and then swap shocks. that's how i usually do them
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    this.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    wow I didnt jack up the truck or take the tires off... i just unbloted the old and put in the new :D
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    no need to take tires off
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    Sweet!. Just had to ask to make sure I wasnt going to run into any problems. I'll be sure to install the 'ziebutfor' when I do it today. Thanks guys
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    dont forget about using an allen head on the top of the shocks. I tried to just turn the nut with a wrench and the hole shaft would spin :eek: (thats what she said)
     
  12. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I just installed Bilstein 5100's on the rear & I was wondering if there is a torque setting for the top nuts. It seems like the bushings just get compressed to no end.

    Thanks,
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  13. Jun 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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