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Rear Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Canadianboy, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Aug 17, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy [OP] Taco love in East Van

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    Need to figure out what I'm doing in the rear of my truck with the lift.
    Have Icons and Tc ucas up front. Think I'm going to do a Icon 1.5" 3 leaf pack
    for the back.

    Now with the shocks, I was going to buy 5100's for the rear. In regards to ride quality, is there a better shock that I should buy for the rear? Or is the quality of the ride going to be determined by what I do with my leafs? So then the shocks that I buy won't really matter.

    I remember reading a recent thread where the guy complained about a harsh ride with the 5100's. So just wondering if there is a better rear shock that will give me a better ride. I won't be offroading much, so I would prefer a really good ride.

    Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated :)

    Edit: I know that a 1.5" 3 leaf pack won't give me the best ride, but I can't justify spending
    600 - 700 for a whole new leaf pack.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    The 5100s are a great shock. The ICON Remote-Res shocks are also really Nice. The OME shocks probably have the softest valving though and are going to provide the plushest ride. Especially when the truck is unloaded.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    tacoskim

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    i got icons in the front and their leaf pack... i also got 5100s in the rear and regreting it right now. i will be replacing them with the icon resi next month to complete the icon set up. the icons are so nice that my 5100s cant keep up with it.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Im running pro comp MX6-R in the back of my yoter...6 way adjustable remote resivor....plush baby, real real plush

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Yeah I was thinking about the OME rear shocks. What part number are they?
    Or, the Icon rear resi shocks. But in terms of ride quality, is there a big difference in the Icons rear resi shocks and the 5100/ome's?
     
  6. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Canadianboy - I'm in the same boat; trying to figure out how to set up the rear of my truck.

    I spoke with ICON directly regarding their 3 leaf pack and they told me that if I plan on hauling / towing they are not a good choice. They are built to improve the overall ride and performance on and offroad, not for hauling / towing.

    I'm not sure what the plan is for your truck, but I though I would through that out there.

    In my case, I plan on doing some towing so this is not an option for me. I'm currently looking at the OME Dakar setup; however, they provide a 2.75" lift which is too high for my needs. I'm told you can remove the third leaf to reduce the height, I just don't know how it affects the load carrying capacity. Maybe the folks at Wheeler can provide some insight here. Alcan is starting to look good at this point... other then the price tag.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Another thing to keep in mind when getting advice from people on these forums is where they are coming from. Some people are hardcore offroaders that work their trucks, some people are mall crawlers and will never let their trucks touch dirt, and many are somewhere in between. You really need to take peoples advice with a grain of salt and decide what works best for you.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Dome light LED, 6000k HID Headlights and fogs, Grillcraft black mesh, rear 5100's, Total Chaos UCA's, 285/75/16 BFG KM2's, Spidertrax spacers, Blacked out emblems, cb,kenwood tm270 ham radio, All Pro 3" leaf pack, Fox 2.0 coilovers, Revenge Fab Sliders, u bolt flip kit, Pioneer avh4200, bed bar with light and antenna, Wet Okoles, Weathertech Mats, Wet Okole Armrests, Rear KR Fab bumper, bed mat, N-Fab spare tire carrier with full size spare on 16" TRD rim, Bedlinered flares and grille. Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders.
    I just bought the leaf pack from All Pro. They offer a 1.5" and a 3" leaf pack. i got the 3" since I am running 33" tires. But this is a great ride! You just swap out your whole stock leafs. I love the ride. For the rear, I have OME shocks. They are very soft and give a nice ride. If you want them for mainly street they are a great choice. I plan on selling mine though because I do a lot of offroading and would like to get the adjustable fox rears.

    And by the way, the All Pro leaf packs are only like $370 or something like that compared to the 6 or 7 hundred. And when they go on sale they are like $320.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    I would take our advice much more serious. We have been there and done that type of thing.

    This is why most of the time when someone asks a question like this we ask "What will be the purpose of the lift/tires/shocks/ and so forth. That way we can better answer their question.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    I take advice here very seriously. I'm just saying you need to know where people are coming from when they give advice.

    Most people (not all) don't ask more specific questions about an application; they just give advice on what they have experience with... as you did in your first post. Obviously you are someone who likes to offroad their truck; offering advice on the All Pro leaf packs (made specifically for ride quality and flex; NOT for weight carrying capability).

    I'm just saying the OP should take your advice with a grain of salt, because ultimately he needs to decide if setting up his rig like yours makes sense or not.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Yeah I read that too. It made me really question getting the icon shocks for the rear.

    I'm really not sure what I'm gonna do, but I want to hurry up and make a decision so I can get everything installed.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    Yeah I was thinking about the Dakars and taking out a leaf. This or an All pro leaf pack and some OME shocks, I'm going to look into this.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    http://www.oldmanemu.com/item.html?pid=2142

    Are these the right Dakars I would buy? I don't want 2.75" of lift in the rear, about 1.5" will do. How hard is it to take 1 leaf out?

    How would ride quality compare with the Dakars (minus 1 leaf) to the Icon 1.5" 3 leaf pack?
     
  15. Aug 17, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    At the moment I'm running a pair of SAW racerunners in the rear w/ stock leafs + an AAL. A pair of All-Pro 1.5" leafs are soon to come though.

    The ride is no doubt a huge improvement off road, although I'm not sure they would be the best for someone who is just going to stick to the road. A bit over kill, although you could have them valved how ever you like. Heres a cell phone pic of the racerunners.

    [​IMG]
     
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    how do you guys feel about deavers in the back? that is the route i was considering going
     
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    Are the Fox adjustable rear resi shocks available yet for our trucks. I can not find them for sale.
     
  18. Aug 18, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    Oh do you mean like in stock???? If so Im not sure. Im buying mine used off a friend...
     
  20. Aug 18, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    I know I read it somewhere, most likley toyotanation, someone removed thier third leaf and posted lift specs. I can't remember what they were exactly, but it concreted my decision to do the same with my leaf set up. If I were you just do a few searches over there for this question and you'll find it. I'm not a member over there so you wont have to sign up just to search. Let me know if you have trouble finding it, I'm always looking for an excuse to do some tacoma research :)
     
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