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Stiff rear end after lift? You got the wrong shocks

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ThunderOne, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2017 at 2:16 AM
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    ThunderOne

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  2. Jan 22, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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  3. Jan 22, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    Oh yeah.. that's weird. I would always bottom out my old 10" shocks when wheeling(this was a really long time ago). But anything shorter will limit my droop. Basically the stock shock location is crap.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    7100 short bodies would be better choice in factory mounts.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    Probably going to make my own mounts since I recently purchased a welder :D
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    i ain't got the money lol
     
  7. Jan 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    Non remote resi 7100s are only $40 or so more im pretty sure.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    Looks like the short bodies come in only remote reservoir, which are $200 a pop. Not really worth the extra inch of downtravel
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    What leaf pack do you have?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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  11. Feb 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    Mmmmmm, purdy.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    This is good to know as I was just about to order 5100s
     
  13. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    @thunderone were you able to remove the bushings that come with the shocks without a press?
     
  14. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    Yeah, just pry them out with a flathead a little, then when they're sorta halfway out just stick the screwdriver on the end and tap it the rest of the way out with a hammer or something, they're rubber so it take about 10 seconds to do each one
     
  15. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    Cool, thanks for the quick response and the info.

    Going to give these a try with my Alcans since my Rancho shocks are end-of-life
     
  16. Apr 8, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    That seams like a good route to go. I have a friend with a 5,000+ pound Xterra with custom Alcans. That thing is like a Caddy on the trials.
     
  17. May 13, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    Shocks finally arrived and I installed them last night. They are definitely softer than the Rancho RS5000s I had and I'm pleased with the ride quality when paired with my Alcans

    Thanks for all the info, @thunderone!
     
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  18. Jul 26, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Are the linked bushings necessary? I have the shocks, just forgot to order the bushings.
     
  19. Jul 30, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    yes, the bushings that come on the shocks have an ID that is too small.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    My ass end is stiffer then a virgin on prom night when I don't have weight in the bed or my camper shell on... might have to look into these when I get around to relocating my shock mounts
     

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