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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. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    Boone Wesley

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    A+ thread OP good research I've had these on for a week or two now and they soften things up nicely. Better than 5100's and MUCH better than emu.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    ThunderOne

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    Glad I could help!
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    309km east of Hazard ...
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    what do you recommend for a no lift stock height taco?
    i have original equipment on mine still 23 years old and looking to get some new ones.
    the quote for it is about $275 with these part #s
    48531-09053
    48531-09023
    the picture they showed me are black like stocks so no weird colors lol
     
  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    ThunderOne

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    Couldn't tell you, as I am not sure what the factory travel numbers are. I would just look for something valved 170/60.
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    This is a great thread. Love the Bilstein catalogue you shared!

    From the numerous suggestions from another thread on TW, I ended up buying Bilstein 33-186542 for the rear which appears to have the 255/70 valving. I've paired these with the OME Dakar leafs and their AAL (D43XL?)

    According to the catalogue, they're for 66-77 Ford Broncos and a variety of older Jeeps from the 70's and 80's. Cool!

    I've got no complaints so far about my setup so far. Probably worked out considering I usually have some significant weight in the back when I go camping.

    IMG_20200409_082716.jpg
     
  6. Jul 1, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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    If you go to 170/60 it will ride better.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    Even under heavy load?

    The 170 refers to the thickness of the shims controlling the flow of oil inside the shock during compression, correct?

    Wouldn't you want a shock absorber with a higher compression rate (thicker shims) for heavy load applications? Canopy, Sliding drawer setup, camp supplies, extra gas, water, etc.

    I feel like if I were to use a shock with a higher flow of compression or "less resistance", I'd be more prone to bottoming out.

    That being said, I don't know very much about the technical side of shocks!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    You said you had weight in the back when camping, what about the other 90% of the time you'll be driving it? I would prefer a softer ride, hence the thread. Just me though
     
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