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thump in front end

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailinTaco, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    trailinTaco

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    i have a horrible thump in the front end when i go over speed bumps. I cant figure it out. i have a 3 inch lift with coil spacers and original bilstien struts. could it possibly be the front shocks fully extending?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    Yes your front struts are fully extending, i would also check and make sure the upper arm isnt coming in contact with the spring
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    Well, if your shocks are fully extending over a speed bump, somethin aint right, but I reckon it's a tie rod end
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    whats your setup in the front? do you have longer struts?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    X2. Also check to make sure the Ball joint is not contacting the ends of the cup in which it sits.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    it may help to say that its such a hard thump that you can feel it like as if you were going over a large pot hole.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    Your topping out your shocks. This could lead to the breaking.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    ok thanks ill have to look into new struts. id really like to get coil overs but they cost way too much.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    You should really consider new springs. OME makes a nice lift spring and combined with some Bilstien 5100 shocks, the ride will be much more improved.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    so your saying that toyota makes a set of lift springs? and im looking and i cant seem to find 5100 front struts. i see rear shocks but not the front
     
  11. Apr 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    Tacomaman06 is running that set up on his truck. He should have the info on where to get the parts.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Im running king coilovers in front, If you want to go cheap C/O I would check craigslist, get some used coil overs for cheap
     
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