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Rear shocks question???

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by Brendo Ballz808, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Feb 19, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    Brendo Ballz808

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    I bought my Tacoma with 2" blocks and this pass weekend i added in 4x4 leafs
    Future plans is to notch the back and add 4" blocks

    I took out the bumpstop and put in low pros but i bottom like crazy!:(

    I wanted to know any recommendations for rear shocks to stiffen the ride

    QA1's are out of the question at the moment but will probably be in the future

    The truck is an 05 Base and prolly has the original shocks on em

    Mahalo

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  2. Feb 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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    Hot Taco

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    Did you measure how much drop you have in the rear (compared to OEM)? I'm assuming that with the 4x4 leafs and 2" blocks, the rear drop is about 3"?

    A better solution than using shocks to resolve your temporary bottom-out issue would be to put in air bags. The cheapest route would be to install the kit and use a bike pump or the like to adjust the pressure, as opposed to buying an on-board compressor. Shocks are not designed to prevent your vehicle from bottoming-out, they're there to stabilize the leaf springs.

    Even so, QA-1's are your only option for adjustable shocks as far as I know. There might be air shocks that fit the Tacoma, but I can't imagine they're any cheaper than the QA-1s and I wouldn't recommend them.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    Brendo Ballz808

    Brendo Ballz808 [OP] Slammed or lifted.. ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN STOCK

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    Yeah I think it's about a 3-3.5 drop in the back
    Seems like the 4x4 leafs are actually softer but that's just me
    I'll prolly run some air shocks if my old ones from my other truck fit as a temporary
    Try a save up for the djm kit with the notch

    Thanks tho
     
  4. Feb 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    NoelsMyKuya

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    Very clean taco you got there! Nice wheel choice too.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2013 at 1:13 AM
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    Brendo Ballz808

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    Thanks bro

    I bought the truck with the wheels
    Im looking to change the tires however
    Currently running 255/50/19 Toyo's
    its to tall for a drop though :p
     
  6. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    Why are QA1's out of the question?
     
  7. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    i would contact djm and see what they recommend
     
  8. Feb 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    Check out my build:)
    Only for the moment
    eventually when I'm finish with the whole drop they will be apart of my kit if not just the Calmax rears
    I'm just gonna save to buy everything one time
     
  9. Feb 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    This looks familiar... :spy:
     
  10. Feb 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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    haha almost like braddahs
    btw love your build

    are you djm up front?
     
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  11. Feb 26, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    Not yet, currently just 3 inch drop blocks and QA1s.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    Brendo Ballz808

    Brendo Ballz808 [OP] Slammed or lifted.. ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN STOCK

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    Check out my build:)

    It would be nice if it didn't cost and arm and a leg:eek:
    I miss how easy my other trucks were to drop just torsions and blocks haha
    it will sit real nice when you do it though!
     
  13. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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    Mr.Schertz

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    What tires and wheel combo do you have? How much did it set u back? Im trying to decide what to get
     
  14. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    Brendo Ballz808

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    The 20s I got I bout em for $800 with tires but they go for $3000 brand new

    20x9 up front +20 mm offset
    20x10 put back +35 mm offset

    The front and rear both sat flush to the fender at stock height when I dropped it the front wheels came in a bit
    Was running 245/35/20 up front and 275/30/20 out back

    I'm not gonna run those wheels I'm gonna be running 18x9.5 +22 all around on 225/45/18 all around should sit flush to the fender
     
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