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Tacoma Shocks...need sizing help.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by edavidso, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    edavidso

    edavidso [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Erik
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    Hi,

    I have a 97 tacoma and it has a 3" lift. spacers in front and add-a-leaf in back. anyway, i need new shocks...i currently have rancho rs9000 in back and rs5000 in front (struts). I found the model for the back pair (so i can order the correct size), but i cant find the correct info for the front pair. I dont remember exactly what size struts they were. i tried googling the numbers i found on the struts themselves, but found nothing that would lead towards a correct fit. Any help??

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    even with spacers, your shock length up front should not change...

    the distance between the top shock mount and the stock lower control arm maxes out the same at full articulation/droop, regardless of what lift you are running...

    only way that distance changes is if you add a drop bracket lift...
     
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