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FOX 2.5 with external reservoir

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by evilrb, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Apr 5, 2021 at 11:57 PM
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    So these followed me home today... I swear! 1f644_120aa4bda3137ff7e4715faddc94fe247a717eb3.png1f643_3ba804ac4257b6ff16da46f6c7a7bab5d18bb532.png1f609_57911f14b846d8280d9a4585f49314c757ae78e2.png1f923_9b6bc6339b700a30e35de9b0d0512f8772833f2a.png1f923_9b6bc6339b700a30e35de9b0d0512f8772833f2a.png1f923_9b6bc6339b700a30e35de9b0d0512f8772833f2a.png1f923_9b6bc6339b700a30e35de9b0d0512f8772833f2a.png1f923_9b6bc6339b700a30e35de9b0d0512f8772833f2a.png

    Fox 2.5 with reservoir

    They're going in for a full-service rebuild and cleaning.

    They are the older version and there was an update that they released with using their Tacoma bottoms to keep from hitting the brake lines.

    I already emailed Fox as soon as I got home with them just waiting on a reply.

    Info here: Just wanted to know if you guys had any experience with them and reviews.

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  2. Apr 6, 2021 at 12:21 AM
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    Sweet! Clean those babies up and post rebuild you should be stoked!
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2021 at 3:49 AM
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    Should be nice with a little love and some new fluid/seals.
     
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    Bury those god forsaken things.
     
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    Its strange how much thread is above the coil nut. On mine, which are probably the same age, I barely have room to back that nut off and I have 2" of lift. Do the coils have a number on them? Mine are 650lbs I wonder if those are 600lbs and that might make sense. Maybe just another strange variance, Fox seemed to put this model together carelessly and made small changes here and there over the years.

    From the scars around the lower coil I see these have a brake line or two under their belt. Bury them and never speak of them again.

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    I’m just Hand Model and really wanted to say this this morning (this this is a hard double combo to use). You are a really cool suspension guy and I feel like maybe I’m reaching a new level seeing how we are on the same page. I’ll sleep good tonight and give myself a Feather Duster Award.

    I’m hoping someone can enter into used parts purchase rehab and get some help. We may need an intervention here guys. We’ll do this with Love.
     
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    See if you can get 2 more to follow you home and put them bad boys to good use !

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    Thats the kind of furniture I would have if my wife had no say in the matter.
     
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    There was a dude in an art class I took awhile back that made a rocking bench using Bronco coils. The back supports were either wood or metal and in the front the coils suspended the bench. It was functional and looked cool as heck.
     
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    A friend of mine made a pair of chairs like that for his porch. They're sweet.
     
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    OK guys, been MIA but what did I miss?

    Were these a good buy or not?

    I figured they would be better after rebuild than my 5100's on Eibach 650 springs.

    These are 2.5 with 700 lbs springs I think.

    Talking with FOX right now for the brake line fix with the spring retainers 05-On Tacomas.
    PN 234-00-383 and to verify what these are.

    Haven't found a part number yet on these though.

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    Thats good info. Looks like @toyotech2016 found out about that retainer and used it. I'm not really sure if that would fit but I'll definitely measure to find out. Much like his experience my banjos are getting smacked and slowly leaking fluid. I bet they loosened up like his did.
     
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    Screenshot from the thread fix


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    Those may need to be uncranked. Alot. So much thread showing on the top. Looks like a lot of tension on that spring, probably for more lift. Probably unnecessary. Hard to know if it's a good buy yet or not. Depends on how much you paid and whether you get them working in your rig or not. They are a nice piece of kit.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, yeah I wasn't really worried since I basically bought it with rebuilding in mind.

    Still waiting for a word back from FOX and then I'll have them done.
     
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    Hopefully, someone can chime in, I got SS brake lines and the 14WA big brake upgrade going in with this.
    So I'm not really worried about it.
    It's just to post more info on here for people to use as reference and since it's getting rebuilt might as well fix any flaws with it too.

    But in other threads told me to get these banjo bolts to fix the issue.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088QLQR27/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8

    You only need the bolts but this set was like $5 at the time, So I just got them anyway since they're so cheap, and its better to have them on hand than not.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2021 at 10:52 PM
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