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Guys, possibly a dumb question here so bear with me. I was changing the coolant in my truck today and realized the front end is pretty low. I looked and the bump stops are about 1"-1.5" from hitting. Is this normal, or is it time for some new shocks? The bottom of the skid plate is maybe 8"-10" off the ground. I have 31x10.50's on it also.



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Good on you for posting in Newbie Tech.
Doom on you for not doing A LOT of searching and reading before posting
Shocks are for rebound, coils are for weight. Need more info about your rig. Yr, model, engine and mods will affect height
 

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Yep. You could have the stiffest shocks in the world, but it won't lift your truck...

Here is the way to check the stock hieght on your truck, according to Toyota. Note that you can also use this method to find out how much lift you gained. It's a real accurate way, that is specific to your truck (looking at it, it breaks it down pretty good)

Note it's for the 01-04 trucks, but the older trucks are probably the same...

Find your model code according to this:
http://www.deserted1.com/FSM/New_Features_Manual/taco2/appendix.pdf

Then, use that model code along with the measuring points, as illistrated here:
http://www.deserted1.com/FSM/New_Features_Manual/taco2/appendix.pdf

Take the model code and measuring points together, and apply them to this, to get the stock hieght.
http://www.deserted1.com/FSM/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/ss/sa/serdat.pdf

Use your numbers in relation to the stock numbers to determine any lift or lowing that occured. Note that tire size does not affect the numbers.

Props to AK98Taco for talkin to me and showing me this method.

-Phill
 

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I searched and got 20 or so pages, I could find nothing so I just asked.

Truck info

'96 Tacoma Ext Cab
2.7L
4x4

No mods

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I searched and got 20 or so pages, I could find nothing so I just asked.

Truck info

'96 Tacoma Ext Cab
2.7L
4x4

No mods

Thanks
The reason for the search is because you are asking about sag and talking shocks. From reading other threads you would known springs for sag. Now follow NorcalPR's response and you will have your answer.
 

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I searched and got 20 or so pages, I could find nothing so I just asked.

Truck info

'96 Tacoma Ext Cab
2.7L
4x4

No mods

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What you want me to do the work for you???

How bout this, I'll help you find your model code... Thats it.

If you have a manual tranny, refer to
RZN171L-CRMDKAB

If you have auto tranny
RZN171L-CRPDKAB

Now look at the masuring point, get a pen and paper, calculator and a tape measure, get on yer butt and measure.
 

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What you want me to do the work for you???

How bout this, I'll help you find your model code... Thats it.

If you have a manual tranny, refer to
RZN171L-CRMDKAB

If you have auto tranny
RZN171L-CRPDKAB

Now look at the masuring point, get a pen and paper, calculator and a tape measure, get on yer butt and measure.
:xpopcorn2 :lmao: :rofl: :xcrazy: :clap::banghead: :bitchslap :xpopcorn2
 

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Shit, sorry for the questions. NorCal, I used your info that you posted first and found what I needed, went out and measured, so I handled that part.

I guess I am on the wrong board, I am used to people helping people, not being shitsticks because a new guy has a question. Thanks for your help, this is my last post and last visit.
 

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Shit, sorry for the questions. NorCal, I used your info that you posted first and found what I needed, went out and measured, so I handled that part.

I guess I am on the wrong board, I am used to people helping people, not being shitsticks because a new guy has a question. Thanks for your help, this is my last post and last visit.
I dunno how I'm an ass, when I basically provided the info to find out if the front of your truck is sagging (and sagging too much)

We also answered your question if you need new shocks or not...

Whatever. Not like we're going to cry a river if you leave the forum...
 

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I searched and got 20 or so pages, I could find nothing so I just asked.

Truck info

'96 Tacoma Ext Cab
2.7L
4x4

No mods

Thanks
how many miles? my OE suspension lasted about 20k :rolleyes:
it might be time for you to replace your springs and shocks, f/r.

ground to fender edge should be in the 36" range in the rear and 35" up front on a stock 2.7 with 31s.
 
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