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Rear shock advice

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BullyKnuckled, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Feb 16, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    BullyKnuckled

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    I put 3" BDS spacers up front and 3" Coachworks shackles in the rear. Do I need to, or should I replace the rear factory shocks since I added height? If I should replace, with what. Not terribly interested in reservoir shocks bc of the price, unless they are absolutely worth it. I did see where Toytec sells a Boss shock for 1-3" of rear lift. Thanks for any input. 2017 CM SR5 TSS 4x4
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Toytec is a good option and a site sponsor. There is a good selection of quality vendors on this site.

    To answer your question, yes you do need to swap out the rear shocks. You will top those out pretty quick.

    I installed the Bilstein 5160 shocks on my Tundra and was happy with that purchase. Not sure if the 165.00 x 2 is in the budget right now.

    Keep us posted on what you decide.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2017 at 11:54 PM
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    chphilo

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    Look at OME rear shocks also. They are also rated for 1-3 inches and they are as bullet-proof as they come.
     
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  4. Feb 17, 2017 at 2:18 AM
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    Agree with above, I'd get ahold of Toytec. Call them and tell them what you have.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    ToyTec Lifts

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    Thanks for the love guys!!! :thumbsup:


    @BullyKnuckled Feel free to shoot me a PM and we can chat about the different options we have that will fit your needs perfectly!



    -David
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    As stated above yes you will want new rear shocks. The shocks will be extended 1-3" at ride height with the shackles. This means that they will end up at their limit before full droop. This leads to a not so comfortable ride as your range is limited.
     
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  7. Feb 17, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    +10 on installing the rear shocks.
    I also have the OME 614s and installed the rear OMEs
     
  8. Feb 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    BullyKnuckled

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    Just made an online order. I trust these guys on here!!!
     
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