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Can I drive on stock suspension after XREAS removal?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by stretch866, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    stretch866

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    Hi all, Im trying to figure out if it's safe(and will not damage anything) to drive on the stock suspension for about 30 miles after removing XREAS myself. Going the route of Bilstein 5100 shop install.

    Long story short none of the shops in my area want to remove XREAS except one for a pretty steep charge.

    So Im wondering if I can remove it myself(DIY removal seems doable from other posts) and still drive it to the shop. Or will the fluid loss in the shocks be a problem to the point of Im basically just riding on the springs.

    And if that is the case, is that going to damage anything or just be a bumpy ride?

    I've searched around but haven't found this question yet.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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  3. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:36 AM
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    1. Where you at?
    2. If disconnected correctly, you will have zero fluid loss.
    3. To disconnect correctly, all four shocks need to be fully extended at the same time.
    4. Need any more help, let me know.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    I have access to a car lift. So I can extend all four shocks.
    So it sounds like your are saying if I disconnect from the shocks I should still be okay to drive. Correct? If there isn't any/much fluid loss that should be the case?

    Thanks for your reply man.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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  8. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    For each shock, if you follow the hydraulic line to where there is a bracket on the frame, there is a disconnect point in which there is a schrader like valve which closes upon disconnecting and you will have zero fluid loss.
    I believe you use a 22mm wrench to loosen the fitting
     

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