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Mother Trucker 3rd Gen Shock Brackets...

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Ol'Blue, May 25, 2014.

  1. May 25, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
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    The short story is simple. If I ever, ever install rear shock mounts again I'm going to cut a hole in the body and install a rubber grommet for removal to get to the top nut on a shock mount in a 3rd gen.


    Lets see what you all have come up with to deal with the silly shock design.

    Blue
     
  2. May 26, 2014 at 8:19 PM
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    Bob

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    Is this design issue specific to only a few of the 4R generations?
     
  3. May 26, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    Well I can tell you the 3rd Gen are like this.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2014 at 7:58 PM
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    You could do a body lift. Not sure how big you need to do to alleviate this but I am planning 1.5" eventually.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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    This is part of the reason why I have a BL. Now the one I worked on did not. If there is a 2in BL it makes it easy but I"m just cutting a hole next time and going to be done with it.

    Blue
     
  6. Jun 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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    You could always outboard your shocks on the outside of the frame. Leave the lower mounting point as-is and bypass the factory upper mount altogether.
     
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