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    Rattle can truck bed coating

    I made a bed rack and used the Rustoleum Truck bed coating. I've read that the Truck Bed coating is popular for armor. So, I thought I would give it a try. I like the finish of it. But, I'm not happy with the durability of it. It scratches down to the primer very easily. I know prep is...
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    adjustable bed rack

    Has anybody made an adjustable bed rack? I want to make a bed rack for my '97 Tacoma with the crossbars being able to slide forward and backward.
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    rear shock length question

    I am finally biting the bullet and ordering the Bilstein 5165 for the rear of my '97 Tacoma 4WD, 2.5" lift front and rear. I have found two Black Friday deals for two different length shocks. After measuring the suspension travel, the closest length is a 9.8" travel 5165 (14.6 collapsed and...
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    crossbar width for Yakima basket and 2 bikes

    Anybody have a Yakima Loadwarrior with a bike rack on each side of it? I am wondering how long of crossbars I need to do this.
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    Bilstein 5125/5165 valving for Tacoma

    Going to be ordering the Bilstein 5165 for my '97 Tacoma 4WD V6. The truck is pretty much stock, except for the 2.5" lift. I am replacing the 5100/5125 that I have on it now with the 6112/5165. I don't know what the valving is of the 5125. I am wondering if anybody can recommend which valving I...
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    I have a buddy that can help me with it. If I do it. Just don't know when he wil have the time.
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    All those points I have considered and figured it was a lot of work and might not be worth it. I think I am going to pass on it for now. I will cycle my suspension agian and just order the shocks that fit right now. If I find later that the shocks are limiting my travel and if relocating will...
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    What BKG said, makes sense and that's what I was wondering. I found turbodb's post. They are on Tacomaworld. I am reading through 'em.
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    That's what I was kind of wondering. I am going to reflex the suspension, again. This time I will disassemble the leaf packs, but only the main leaf attached.
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    That's why I posted this thread. Trying to learn from others. I cycled the suspension a couple weeks, ago with the shocks off. From what I have been told is I need to disassemble the leaf packs, then cycle the suspension with just the main leafs attached. Which makes since, because I only got a...
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    I've been told it's because you can use longer shocks to get more travel.
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    Thinking about relocating the shocks on my 1st gen Tacoma

    I am going to be getting new rear shocks, soon. My '97 Tacoma is lifted about 2.5" front and rear. I have been thinking about relocating the rear shocks to have them both behind the axle. So, I figured now is the time to do it if I am going to do it. How many of you have the shocks relocated or...
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    1ST gen stock Tacoma 4WD rear suspension travel

    did you have to get wheel spacers? I saw a kit online to move them outboard, but they require wheel spacers.
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