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Replacing stock shocks.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by bbernosky06, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. bbernosky06

    bbernosky06 [OP] Member

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    Getting ready to replace the shocks in my truck. Is there any problems that anyone had while trying to do so. Trying to figure this out so I know what I am dealing with
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Just take the front ones to a shop if you dont have a wall mounted spring compressor.
     
  3. humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    The rears are a direct take off and put on. And like Chris said, take the front setup to a shop with a spring compressor to have them put on the new shocks for you. When you take off the front ones, just take off the 3 smaller nuts on the top and DO NOT REMOVE THE LARGER MIDDLE NUT, it holds the shock in place, if you remove that there's a possibility that the shock may shoot out and that could be ugly.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    What he said^^^^^^^^
     
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