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shock extenders

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoCalBlack08, May 2, 2009.

  1. May 2, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    what are these for? i was looking at toytec and saw them. do i need these for a 3" spacer lift with stock billies? there 10 bucks so maybe it will help:confused:
     
  2. May 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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  3. May 2, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Staff Member

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    What Mods!
    Give your 5100's some extra length instead of buying new shocks
     
  4. May 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the optimal thing would be to buy shocks made for the lift, but shock extenders are exactly like u think. they thread onto the tops of the rear shocks and the bushings/washers for the mounting go on top of them to provide the extra travel on the stockers. on my 07 i had the TSB leaf pack and 2" blocks. the rear shocks would fully extend going over bumps and sounded like crap. i was low on dough at the time and bought a set of extenders from advanced auto for $6 and they did their job...even used them offroad. not ideal, but it worked. if u have the funds, i'd definately recommend getting the rear 5100's or something similar to take the lift into account and still provide the smooth ride
     
  5. May 2, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    bryan83taco

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    Avoid these at all costs. Spend the extra dough and get some 5100's for the rear. I beleive toytec makes great stuff but these are junk. On one the threads were destroyed (not me) and the other one split into two pieces after I installed it. Maybe I torqued the second one too hard but they seem flimsy to me.

    I bought these to save money and get rid of my rear end "thump" (rear stock shocks bottoming out). I ended up getting a set of rear 5100's while the truck was still apart and I'm very happy.

    Just wanted to add that I did call toytec and they did send me a new set. Don't want them.
     
  6. May 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    They are a piece of shit excuse for lifting a truck!
     
  7. May 3, 2009 at 3:07 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    they dont lift a truck...they extend the shaft of a shock so it doesnt fully extend AFTER a lift
     
  8. May 3, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I've got 5100s on the back and I topped them out BAD all the time when off road, and even sometimes on the street. I didn't have the money spend, nor want to buy another set of shocks when mine were perfectly good, so I installed a set of these extenders on them. So far they seem GREAT! Better flex, better rear suspension ride and no more topping out.
     
  9. May 3, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    squad314

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    Front 5100's @2.5", Rear 5125's with AAL. Light Racing UCA's, Factory hood deflector, Sirius Sportster 5, TRD air filter, Weathertech's f&r, "Hello Kitty" steering wheel cover.
    I've got a 4 leaf pack and a Toytec 1.5" lift block setup in the rear.I'm currently using my stock TRD Bilsteins but am topping out as well.A couple of days ago I ordered a set of 5125's with 10" of travel on the advice of DSMS and am looking forward to having the rear end set up right.
     
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