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Toyota Tacoma 2.5’’ Shocks from Elka Suspension

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

  1. Oct 12, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    Norilsk

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    I wouldn’t buy Elka now, they prioritize sales over service and refuse to service/repair per email they sent to customers/service departments. Called everyone who possibly can help, nobody can do anything now. Maybe when everything get's back to normal, but that's like another couple years at least.

    I am now stuck with junk that can’t be fixed or used after 2 years. :angrygirl:
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    Update: taking in my hands and going to mix and match while they search for parts for me. Pressed out the bearing and cleaned up the piece, off to find the bearings and misalignment spacers.
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    Update 2:
    Due to design changes between when I got mine and now, mine are now getting fully rebuild where shafts and lower eyelets are getting replaced. Getting it done with authorized Elka service facility. Good news it’s going to take couple weeks, bad news it’s a :spending: because out of warranty. Also do check your ball bearings at least once every 6 months!
     
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  2. Oct 21, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    danojeno

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    Those look like they knocked the hell out of themselves for quite some time to have that shock end deformed and the bolt half-eaten away. I'll make sure to check on that sucker and those bearings.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2022 at 9:28 PM
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    just picked up some 2.5" ifp's.

    cant find torque specs online. Just re use factory torque specs?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2022 at 5:07 AM
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    torqe specs for what? Front upper n lower mounting?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2022 at 9:42 AM
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    Yes. As well as rear.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2022 at 4:06 PM
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    yes, same torque spec as stock. The top nuts in front are difficult to get a torque wrench on and I just get them extra tight with a box wrench. If you can get your torque wrench on em, great, if not, no sweat, just 2 Ugga duggas will do. Rear top nut, some manufactures have a spec for how much the bushing gets squished. If it’s a very stiff bushing, it doesn’t need to get compressed too much. Softer bushings can get compressed maybe 3/4 to 1/2 of their original size. Better at about 3/4
     
  7. Nov 12, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    It's entirely possible I'm in the wrong thread, but doing some research as I replace my rear shocks on my 2012 with the Elka 2.5s.

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    Curious if anyone else has run into a spacing issue on the bottom rear shock mount? My Elka 2.5's are much wider than the stock seat and I've done a bit of bending with not luck yet getting them seated and don't want to over bend the steel. TIA
     

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  8. Nov 22, 2022 at 6:06 AM
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    Make sure they sent Tacoma shocks and not Tundra shocks?
     
  9. May 24, 2024 at 6:56 PM
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    Hello, received my 90714-14x700 coil overs these are the 2.5” body shock with 700# coils. Does this preload look right for the factory set 2.5” of lift? Every photo/post I’ve seen seems to show WAY more preload on the shocks, I know this could be coil choice and front end weight.
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  10. May 24, 2024 at 7:24 PM
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    I have 13" 700lb with about 1.25" of thread showing for 2.25" of lift. I guess measure from wheel center to top of fender before and after install and give it a shot.
     
  11. May 24, 2024 at 7:32 PM
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    Yeah, just was wanting to avoid having to adjust the preload on truck. And odd your coils are only 13” and newer coils are 14”, yours must be older?
     
  12. May 25, 2024 at 5:41 AM
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    Email Elka and confirm with them the height adjustment. They’re pretty spot on.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2024 at 3:57 PM
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    I'm also running the 2.5/700lb combo. up front. The thread showing above the preload ring measures 11/16" from the factory on mine.
    It's sitting level with Deaver stage 3 leaf springs in the rear and laden for travel.
    Extremely please with the suspension, on and off highway.

    Cheers
     
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