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Toyota Tacoma 2.5’’ Shocks from Elka Suspension

Discussion in 'Elka Suspension' started by Elka Suspension, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    King does this as well with their 2.5's for our trucks. I never did like that.

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    Unless the shaft is a take off from some other application where the length is longer than the usual 5.5 inches of shaft necessary for the travel we need and they are just using up the additional not needed space this way, I see it as a waste of shock shaft travel otherwise.
     
  2. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Understanding that the UCAs are the limiting factory for droop and on up travel the lower arms contacting the bumps, I'm not sure what you are referring to as far as dead space and robbing potential travel. In other words the shocks have to be limited when considering the confines of the factory suspension which considers the maximum range of motion possible due to the front drive train, ROM of UCAs and the factory mounting points.

    These coilovers literally are speced to achieve as much travel as possible both without over extending or collapsing the shock before bumping out. With our HS extended Elka's, you cannot do anything any different to get additional travel period. The only way to get more travel out of the stock front end and still use the factory upper mounts would be to go long travel requiring longer uppers, lowers and drive shafts.
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    From a production standpoint it wouldn't make much sense to manufacture various shaft lengths. Also because the preload and or coil would need to be different base on the application, different spacers could be utilized for the appropriate lower spring seat position.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    Gonna take a guess here. They get a discount on having a butt ton of these made over having a butt ton of different sizes made. So to save money, they space what is needed for vehicle application.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Bingo!

    BTW this is Matt here not Marie

    From an engineering design and manufacturing standpoint everything makes sense to me :oops:
     
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    Howdy Matt, hope y'all are doing well.
     
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    Okay then. Fair enough answer.
     
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    We are. Just staying busy. Hope you are well too @Texoma .
     
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    Busy AF as well.
     
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    That is good to hear! :fistbump:
     
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    Does this mean that this setup would not work with an OME Med weight leaf pack? I believe they raise the back end 2.75"...
     
  12. Sep 8, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    The standard length rears would work, but would likely limit down travel. If you purchase through @HeadStrong Off-Road (recommended!) they offer an extended length version they collaborated with Elka on to work better with aftermarket leafs (OME, Icon RXT's, etc.).
     
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    Awesome. Thanks. And I will definitely be going through @HeadStrong Off-Road for my setup.

    Marie has been awesome at answering all of my questions (I've had a lot).
     
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