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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dirty lung, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Ok sorry guys I looked around and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I have a 6" suspension lift and I want to replace my shocks. Do I need longer shocks? And what are good shocks that won't make my bank account go hungry. I have ranchos on there now. Thanks for the help
     
  2. May 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    what kind of lift? any pics?
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    The lift was on the truck when I purchased it. No body lift. In the rear it has block and shackle I think. I wish I could get a pic up for you but I'm working off my iPhone and I don't think I can get pictures on here with tgat
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    Need pics of the lift for us to know what you need.

    More than likely you have drop bracket lift. Unless you have the trail master (fail master) lift...then good luck finding front struts.
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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    It's not a trail master lift. I could txt you some pics
     
  6. May 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    Get the photobucket app for the iPhone.

    Take pics, upload to photobucket, then embed the photos in your post
     
  7. May 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    I really just need to replace the rear shocks they seem to be leaking
     
  8. May 6, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    Photobucket app will do thanks
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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    Well rears will be easy. Just order shocks that are long enough for your lift.

    Fronts I am not sure about. Not too well versed on DB lifts..lol
     
  10. May 6, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    waiting for pics.....
     
  11. May 6, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    most just use stock replacement shocks I believe unless you have a stage 2 lift.
     
  12. May 6, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    Ok thanks guys. Like I said the lift was on the truck sorry for the DB question over time I'm going to get some better equipment. Thanks again next time I'll get some pics up
     
  13. May 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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  16. May 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    Pics are up I think?
     
  17. May 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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    I don't think Ive ever seen leaf springs so worn out!

    Anyway, it looks like you are running the stock strut assembly with a 6 inch spacer for the drop bracket lift. You could just get some 5100's for the front and custom length 5150's ??? I think... for the rear.
     
  18. May 6, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    so heres the deal. your suspension is shot. see how your leaf is level, even somewhat of a negative arch? shot. i have something like a foot and a half between my bumps on just springs, 3" lift springs, all pro expos.

    The other issues are its a block lift. get away from that, alot of shearing weakness at that point, as well as prematurely worn out leafs.

    I see in the front is also a ghetto lift using a massive spacer.

    None of it is done "properly.", and because of that all of your suspension components are completely worn out.

    allpro leaf pack, eibachs, and billsteins all around. win win.



    Back to the task on hand, shocks.dont know what the current models are, but you need to find ones that are longer then stock, which unfortunately off hand im not sure what they are. it actually looks like a 3" block lift, so 3" longer then stock maybe?
     
  19. May 6, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    So if I got a bigger leaf pack could I just do away with the blocks?
     
  20. May 6, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    yes. all pro offers a 3" and 6" rear leaf pack. six will put higher angle on your u-joints and diff, so id reccomend some shims, but still its pushing all limits.

    https://www.allprooffroad.com/9504tacomarearsuspension/9504leafsprings

    as for the front, im not aware of any system that does NOT utilize drop brackets or blocks besides a spindle lift (3inch) with a 3" suspension lift. (provided your prerunner, you are a prerunner right?)
     
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