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Shocks or struts

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dave, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Oct 30, 2006 at 4:26 PM
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    Dave

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    Do a 2000 Tacoma 4 x 4 have shocks all around or struts in the front?

    The reason I ask is I tried to order a set of ProComps ES9000s and I was told that the front are struts but to me they look like every other shock I have ever had in my life.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2006 at 4:31 PM
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    twoarezee

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    they are indeed struts in the front and shocks in the back.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2006 at 4:43 PM
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    Damn, don't look like any of the struts in any of my VWs.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2006 at 4:49 PM
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    Weird, I just looked in my Haynes manual and they call them shocks, sounds like a marketing scam to me.

    The company I wanted to order from wanted $40 more for the fronts.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2006 at 6:23 PM
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    97Taco

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    They are most definately struts.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2006 at 11:51 AM
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    edave5

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    3" body lift; 3" suspension;added power windows, locks, and mirrors; bucket seats; regeared to 4.56
    Tacoma Struts (and rear shackles):

    [​IMG]



    And this is SHOCK!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    koco

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    I definitely put shocks in the front and back of my 99 taco 4x4.

    I like communicating with people from the past; it's like a time machine! 88 miles per hour Marty!

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  8. Jul 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    IrmoRabbidMoose

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    You also have a truck, struts and shocks are going to be designed for heavier duty than a VW
     
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