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Which Bilsteins to replace Fabtech 6"?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BislandTaco, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Mar 2, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    BislandTaco

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    I have a Fabtech 6" suspension lift on my 2001 Tacoma and wanna replace my old Fabtech shocks on the rear, and wanna replace them with Bilsteins. Does anyone know what size Bilsteins or model # I need? Someone told me to get ones that are 28"-29" extended. I know I can measure by taking one off, but don't have the time and wanna order new ones asap. Please help, thanks!
     
  2. Mar 2, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    eccracer104

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  3. Mar 2, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    It would take all ove two minutes to go out, burp the lower shock bolt off, free the bottom end of the shock, let it extend all the way out, measure, replace.

    It likely took you longer to log on and post about not having the time to do it... lol
     
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  4. Mar 2, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    ^You forgot the part where you have to heat the rusted bolt with a torch, and hammer on the seized lower bushing. Oh wait, @BislandTaco is in Hawaii... Carry on!
     
  5. Mar 2, 2017 at 9:43 AM
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    It's actually very humid in Hawaii and yes all of our parts rust more than anywhere! Lol
     
  6. Mar 3, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    I'm in CA, wouldn't know anything about rust haha
     

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