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Rear shock how-to

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Hi06silver, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. Jul 5, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    Hi06silver

    Hi06silver [OP] Fat. Thumbs.

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    Haven't found it in 1 place but is there a how-to for rear shock replacement? What I'm mainly looking for is the long handle wrench that makes it easier. Ran across it a while back but striking out searching at the moment
     
  2. Jul 5, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    I just did a 2000 with original shocks in it — 68,000 miles and it just had it’s frame replaced 1 month ago — top shock nuts where just removed/reinstalled withe the frame replacement

    I figured they would come right off — not a chance — I wrestled for over an hour before I just cut them off — dealer mechanics must have put them on with the bed off — maybe even red loctite

    Drop the spare tire and you can get easy access to the drivers side — pass side wasn’t so bad from wheel well

    I ended up using a cutting torch on the drivers side, worked great but lit the rubber bushings on fire — was a bit of a scramble — pass side I used a dremel and about 10 cut off wheels

    Figure out how to cut them with whatever is available to you — you’ll be happier
     
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  4. Jul 5, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    Socket and a dewalt impact driver
     
  5. Jul 5, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    I knew I was throwing away my old shocks at 316k miles. I got a 4 inch angle grinder and a grinding wheel. I ground two flat places on the shock strut. Not the body of the shock.

    That let me put vice grips on the shaft so it wouldn't spin while I turned the wrench to remove the old shock. New shock went in with a 5mm Allen wrench in the end of the shock shaft. 19?mm wrench was what tightened the nut for the shaft.

    The Allen wrench kept the shaft from spinning while I tightened the nut.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2021 at 8:19 AM
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    Install use ranch, taking it off use impact driver, with WD 40
     
  7. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    There's no room at the top of the shock for an impact wrench on first gens.
     
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  8. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:21 AM
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    Does ranch work like never seize?
    :D
     
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  9. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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    I discovered that there are 12" sawzall blades when I changed my shocks...
     
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  10. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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    Huh, I must be lucky. I don't recall using any special tools or techniques when I replaced mine. Twas an easy job.
    ...and I think ranch is delicious on everything.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    It's all coming back to me now, kind of depends on the FGT truck on how difficult or not this is. I ordered some ICONS for the rear and now I'll order the "wranch".
    Gonna replace the BJ bolts here in a bit then I'll spray that rear shock mounting areas down. The shocks look like shit, hopefully the hardware isn't too bad. I can't wait till this is done hopefully reduces the little bounce I think I'm getting from having the stiff Icons up front and shitty tuff country worn out in back....Ranch is good but Orlondo's is my new fix all where ranch used to be. It's local to me. https://www.orlondos.com/
     
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  12. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    Btw, somethings missing....are there no 300 memes allowed anymore? Or are those members on voluntold vaca? I haven't seen as much.
    Thanks for the input no matter the generation. Much love, hope everyone had a great 4th!
     
  13. Jul 5, 2021 at 9:55 AM
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    Sawzall FTW
     
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    Not on a first gen. Later models are very different.
     
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    Some of the later generation crowd complained and some of us got threatened with vacation over the memes.

    That said, I saw no warnings about gifs
     
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    Really? That's too bad. I'm 55 and find many of them very creative and witty at getting a point across, like the ones Tundra2 posted above. I saw a 300 one somewhere on here yesterday while searching where Leonidis was kicking a red 2nd gen down the sewer hole with the words "This is first gennn". Pretty good stuff.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Yup. Its apparently seen as hostile, but it has always been done in good humor as an attempt to keep bad info out of the first gen threads. So many things that work for them don't apply to our trucks.
     
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    That meme has won awards.
     
  22. Jul 5, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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    Understood.
     
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    I can believe it. I laughed pretty good at the creativity of it.
     
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    I probably should figure out the multi-quote function...
     
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    Doesn't look too bad, hopefully after it's sprayed it'll be cake. The Allen key feels pretty fucked though. Can't get a good picture....off this subject without starting a new thread... probably gonna regret this....Can I replace lower ball joint bolts 1 by 1 just jacking up each tire individually or maybe while on ground? Seems there is more stress on that set up when left to hang. Then a separate jack is needed to push arm into place.

    PXL_20210705_182648800.jpg
     
  26. Jul 5, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    The "shooing" was always just a joke, never intended make anyone feel unwelcome but it unintentionally went a little sideways in this thread. https://www.tundras.com/threads/can-anyone-give-me-some-recommendations-on-wheels-and-tires.88452/

    Click "Multi-Quote" on any/every message you'd like to quote then you'll see "Insert Quotes" when you reply. Or you can click "Quote" (<---is that redundant?) on different messages to insert each message individually.
     
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    I never had luck with the multi quote button. I found that if you quote somebody, and before you lost go hit quote on another post, it works pretty well to add in.

    As far as rear shock, the method I used was to cut off the sleeve on the shock to expose the shaft. Then I used a grinder to make a flat spot on the shaft and held that with big vise grips. Then a ratcheting box end on the top with lots of lube.
     
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    I dont think vinegar would make for long lasting lubricity.
     
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    Ranch is not a lubricant. :D
     
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