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Rear Shock relocation thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Box Rocket, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I've been searching through a lot of threads of individual builds etc and in doing so I thought it would be a good idea to get all of the different rear shock set ups in one location to save people time in the future of looking through tons of different threads like I have.

    I'll be doing a rear shock relocation mod soon and would like to see pics of different setups and how you did yours. If you can share details of the parts you used, shock length, what rear springs/shackles you are using, any issues you encountered etc. It will be helpful for anyone looking at this thread.

    TIA. I'll share my own set up as soon as its completed.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Davtopgun

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    It's on my mod list.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    SconnieHailer

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    Great thread idea Adam.

    Subb'd for future reference ;)
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    great idea!

    I built this for my brother's second gen, 2.5" shocks and an Expo Pack

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    built this for a member's first gen, 2.0" shocks

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  5. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    looks good. ^
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    are you talking under bed setups or though the bed?

    not a taco but what i did on my old 4runner to get some more lenght. almost touching the bottom of the bed.
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  7. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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    Box Rocket [OP] just trying to help

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    I'm talking about either, but personally I'm keeping them under the bed.

    that's a great setup on the 4Runner. Gives me some ideas.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    oh i want to know more
     
  9. Feb 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Shoot off some questions
     
  10. Feb 7, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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    What's the longest shock you can run without cutting bed...14"?
     
  11. Feb 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    What rims? What springs? Wheel spacers?
     
  12. Feb 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    17x9's...deaver j66...no spacer....265, possibly 285 tires.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    That pack can't really use much more than a 10" shock. You could maybe get 12" out of it but it will be separating
     
  14. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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    After talking about it a lot with Landon after he did his brothers truck, i decided i needed to do the same...i went a bit higher up and did 12's
    mocking up and measuring
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    Pros: Wheel travel, 2.5's stay way cooler, rear end feels more solid
    Con: Had to run 1.25" spacers, to some this isnt a problem but it makes my wide 35's stick out
     
  15. Feb 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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    Here's my rear by DMZ, without cutting into the bed.
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  16. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    Will, what shock length are you running?
     
  17. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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    yeah, i figured i'd have to get a longer pack...maybe sua even.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    So freaking sweet. Def would do this if I ever go LT
     
  19. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    I just put a set of expos on my 01 double cab and need to get longer shocks, figured i might as well flip the u bolts and relocate top and bottom mounting. Mounting II i need 23.5 and 13, closest i can find is 24.5ish and 14.6ish losing an inch of compression really isn't a big deal but i would prefer to do it right. I keep reading that people are putting 12" bilstein 7100 short bodies. To me the numbers just don't seem too worth unless they are/\ anyone have any experience/pics?

    Any reason to not mount them on the outside of the leafs, wheel well?
     
  20. Feb 7, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    I'm running 2.5x12 triple bypass, it's a really tight fit hahah frame had to be notched.
     
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