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Video Tutorial on lifting 2nd Gen Tacoma

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 06Bluez, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Here is a pretty cool video of how to lift a 2nd Gen Tacoma. They installed a spacer lift but this video could be used for other applications as well. I have installed a few different lifts on Tacoma's and FJ's so this is more for others to see.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdyE8VkIqPg
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    I have a question though. Why did they mount the rear shocks on the side of the stock mounting place?

    PS. I take no credit for the video, it appears it was made by Zone Offroad Products.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The particular shock they used wouldnt fit in the OEM location, so they had to mount it on the side. BAD decision, IMHO. The way they mounted it is significantly weaker than the OEM location. The vid is an OK tutorial on removal of the front stuff.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    x2. Let's mount our rear shock offset from the gusseted mount and then go pound the truck.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    jjw1

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    I watched this over Christmas Break. I enjoyed the Video :)
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    THROUGHITALLDUDE

    THROUGHITALLDUDE Someone didnt put the tailgate down!

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    ya if that bolt doesnt hold that strut very well your looking at some trouble.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    It's interesting that this video was posted tonight because I stumbled across it today on Youtube...and I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw them install the shock.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    do you of a better one?:D
     
  8. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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