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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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    1ST gen stock Tacoma 4WD rear suspension travel

    Sorry, just saw your post. I didn't get an email notification. I am about to get new rear shocks and was contemplating the idea of relocating, again. Checked this thread over and came across your post. The 7100's were suggested to me and I have looked into them.. Just curious, what length do...
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    Bilstein 5165 vs 7100

    I am swapping out the 5100 and 5125 on my '97 Tacoma 4WD to the Bilstein 6112 in the front. I am looking into getting the 5165 for the rear, but it was suggested to me to get the 7100's, since they are basically the same as the 5165, but are revalveable, rebuildable and have a short body option...
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    Proper shock length

    I've thought about that. I've seen a few Tacomas that had them relocated. The upper shock mounts were relocated above the frame instead of centered of the frame and the Passenger side was relocated behind the rearend to match the driver's side. The lower mounts were relocated on the backside of...
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    Proper shock length

    Thank you for your info. I am trying to get my shocks up as short as possible I will be getting more expensive bumpstops. I have read that if you need to sacrafice one way or the other, to sacrafice droop and not compression. I wasn't planning on limiting straps, but I maybe I will now...
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    Proper shock length

    Thank you for the info I saw the 7100's before, but read they were more for race applications. So, I didn't look any more into them. But, I looked into them more after your recommendation. I compared the lengths of the 5165 to the 7100. Comparing the same compressed length of 14.2" as...
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