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5th gen rear shock top nut size

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ForRun, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Jul 6, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    ForRun

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    Rear shock 19 runner. Everywhere I read says 16mm
    I tried 15,16,17 no dice, tried sae no dice, did toyota invent their own size. I even dumped harbor freight metrics and bought a craftsmen set.
    Nope didn't round it out or force it, thanks
     
  2. Jul 6, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    Huzer21

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    17mm. Make sure you grab the part that extends past the nut (it’s 8mm or use vise grips), otherwise, you’ll just keep rotating the shaft.

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  3. Jul 6, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    ForRun

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    Thanks, I checked tire on/off no way to get a socket ontop. 17 wrench fits but is way to loose, 16 to tight won't fit on. I saw a lifted runner today and looked, his had a larger opening to access the nut, I need to look closer, might need to trim the fender well for more room?

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  4. Jul 6, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    That would be quite strange. Looks like you have the stock shocks on there. I had to use the open end on mine given the tight spot. I turned it enough to rotate the shaft so that I could get the 8mm on the top part to hold it.

    I will say the nuts on the Bilstein that I put on are 3/4”, but if a 17 is too loose, 3/4 would be looser still.

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  5. Jul 10, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    So I found out the problem. It's 17mm. It needed a regular box wrench vs my rachet wrench that would not fit into the fender opening to go over the nut.
    Here's the funny part, I let the axle hang and used a strap wrench to turn the shock body out. Weight of axle held the nut in place.
    In the end I ended up with a complete set of rachet wrenches I've wanted forever. Sears had a set of 20 for 59 bucks

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  6. Jul 11, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    That looks to be the passenger side??? I had to beat that sides pinch weld out of the way for more room.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    ForRun

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    Yeah that was passenger side, the driver's side had less room.
    It's doable but seams like a design miss on yodas part
     
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