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Going with 2" block in the rear....help with shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by joem1cha3l, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Dec 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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    joem1cha3l

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    Part of the lift I'm going with has a 2" block in the back. I believe I'm going to need longer rear shocks. Any suggestions on what would work with this? Will 5100's be long enough?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    5100 rear shocks are rated up to 2 inches of lift (total extended length 24.8 in). OME Nitrocharger shocks are rated up to 3 inches of lift (total extended length 25.6). With 2 inch block, I would recommend OME shocks in the rear.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    Hey Joe. Never been a big fan of rear blocks and longer U-bolts. Kinda old school. May be a budget reason, but any reason for not going with the Coachbuilder shackles ? Just my thoughts. Good luck with either direction you go, and post pics when complete. Thanks.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    This was actually a question I had before I decided to go with the Toytec BOSS suspension. I was pretty much trying to be cheap and go with a cheap lift haha. Now I'm running the Toytec Coils in the front, Toytec Shocks in the back with 1.5" rear block. See what that does for me.....I definitely still have the shackles in my mind for a potential upgrade in the future.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Do you have pics you can share ?
     
  6. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    Truck is in the body shop for a few more days.....then everything gets installed. I have a pile of parts I'm waiting to install. I'll post pics when everything is done.
     
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    Isn't that just a bummer when you have a pile of parts sitting around to install on you're truck. " hate when that happens " !
     
  8. Jan 8, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Congrats. Excellent choice of kit. Post some pictures when you get a chance. I am looking at various options for my future Tundra (years from now, haha) and this is one looks excellent. Do you experience any axle wrap at all with blocks?
     
  9. Jan 8, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    You could have substituted the shackles instead of the blocks for a few more bucks. Maybe toytec will still let you. Might as well install it while you have it torn apart and not have to redo later.
     
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    Joon, the story of my life the last few weeks is "I could do this for a few more bucks"......and almost 4 grand later I need to stop somewhere lol. They're easy enough to swap out in the future.
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    Yup tell me about it. Oh, btw what you gonna do about a spare tire?? If you go full size, that's another $450 surprise no one mentions before your lift. :rofl:
     
  12. Jan 8, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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    Why so expensive? I got the tires for $205 each. Might be something I should do before I regret it haha
     
  13. Jan 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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    I figure I'm going to do a 5 wheel rotation so my tires last 25% longer. Only way to justify spending that much for a spare. So need new wheel, tire, and TPMS.
     
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    Damn that $205 is a good deal. Wish I could've found some at that price.
     

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