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What shocks with AP expos?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Redgrom, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    ATO front skid (need more but icon's might fail if I hang anything else from my truck) All-Pro front bumper thanks to a good deal here and a pesky encounter with a rock or 20, total chaos uppers.
    Hello, just wanted to see what shocks those of you with allpro expos or standard leafs are running. Spoke with allpro and got their recommendation but thought id search around here and see what others recommend. I have Icons up front and was thinking the icon 2.5's but they are for a 0-2inch lift and the standard all pros give 3 inches of lift?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    I have expos with 10in icon 2.0 smooth bodies and there perfect... Fox has 9in wich are perfect for the standard all pro leafs but too short for expos
     
  3. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Measure your pack from shock mount to mount.....most of us are about 16-27". The RCD 5100s DSM sells are perfect but I'm saving for the 2.5" icons in the mean time. DSM has custom length icons and kings for "lifted" applications and are close to the needed lengths but they're custom order and think they charge $200.....so your looking at $1,000? :(
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    I was really thinking about the 2.5 icons but looks like they might limit the travel by about a inch:confused: I like the idea of a custom length shock. I already rebuilt my rear back and have 5100's but really looking to upgrade my rear suspension but don't want to chop up the bed.
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Yup, that's where I'm at too! Marco will hook you up! When you find out more let me know! ;)
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    What was their reccomendation?

    I am seriously looking at getting the expo + fox kit that they sell. Is there a reason that you dont eant the kit? I figure all pro is going to put together a kit that is going to bolt on.

    I have a shell and plan on camping and 4x4ing with gear in the back. My only concern is having a stiff ride.while.the truck is empty and on the road.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    AP's kit it great but I believe the shocks are on the shorter end and will prevent "some" flex! It's hard to find a shock that's long enough but one that's also short enough to not bottom out at bump! AP's full kit is top notch and the Fox's have the compression adjusters so you can set them to your liking!
     
  8. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    Basically what mike said above. Also I was trying to find a 2.5 inch shock if possible.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    I don't find the ride to be stiff at all. Mind you im used to early 80s mini trucks and landcruisers so my opinion may not count.

    I'm running a bilstein 5100 I found on their website based on my measurements, and they do not prevent flex at all.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    I just contacted DSM about this same issue today, I currently have King's OE rear shocks, went to All Pro Expo Leaf Pack and now the shocks have become the limiting factor ( along with the brake lines and ABS wire sensor; but I ordered new AP lines and got more slack on the ABS line ) DSM quoted me a bit under $1k for rear shocks OE bolt in but custom built to whatever length I need. Pretty hefty price, but I'm already running kings up front, so not sure if I want to mix/match. If i go Fox then I'd want to swap all of them out to Fox.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    ATO front skid (need more but icon's might fail if I hang anything else from my truck) All-Pro front bumper thanks to a good deal here and a pesky encounter with a rock or 20, total chaos uppers.
    Thanks for the reply, let us know what you decide.
    Thanks.
     

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