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Rear suspension help.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1998tacoma4x4, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

    1998tacoma4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Deaver j59 pack 2.5 SAW coilovers, rear bilstein 5100's. Extened stainless rear brake line, deck plate mod, drop in K&N filter, Kenwood headunit & pioneer speakers, SnugTop Shell.
    Anyone know the rear shock size i should get for my truck. I have a deaver 8 pack on there that gives it about 1.5" lift. Would a 6" shock be long enough? I am looking at king or sway a way 2.5" diameter piggy back shocks.
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    im running the same leafs... 8.5" travel shocks are whatcha want...

    stock 6" wont work...
     
  3. Oct 14, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

    1998tacoma4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Deaver j59 pack 2.5 SAW coilovers, rear bilstein 5100's. Extened stainless rear brake line, deck plate mod, drop in K&N filter, Kenwood headunit & pioneer speakers, SnugTop Shell.
    What kind of shocks do you have that are 8.5"?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i had the Bilstein 5125s in 8.5" travel... now im running the donahoe rear resi shocks...
     
  5. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    1998tacoma4x4

    1998tacoma4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Deaver j59 pack 2.5 SAW coilovers, rear bilstein 5100's. Extened stainless rear brake line, deck plate mod, drop in K&N filter, Kenwood headunit & pioneer speakers, SnugTop Shell.
    How are those working out for you?
     
  6. Oct 14, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    they were great when i was running coilovers up front, but they can't quite keep up with the long travel now...
     
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