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Hey everyone..

Wondering If I could get some help on this problem Im having.

2000 Tacoma 4inch lift and 33's.

I am having problems with my rear shocks leaking oil from the seals...Ive had the rear pass. replaced, within 6 months of having the life kit installed and the now the driver side shock is leaking.

I noticed that the leafs are tweaking and making a dent on the shock, could this be the cause of the leaks?

Heres a few pics:



 

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MetalMulisha said:
Hey everyone..

Wondering If I could get some help on this problem Im having.

2000 Tacoma 4inch lift and 33's.

I am having problems with my rear shocks leaking oil from the seals...Ive had the rear pass. replaced, within 6 months of having the life kit installed and the now the driver side shock is leaking.

I noticed that the leafs are tweaking and making a dent on the shock, could this be the cause of the leaks?

Heres a few pics:



This is typical if you wheel your truck. You can apex (/\) your rear shocks or space your shocks out on the lower mounts. BajaTaco has a write up on his site on the latter.
http://bajataco.com/rear-suspension.html
Do a search for the apexed shocks, you should find something

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Thanks for the info. I just took it in to get that shock replaced, they told me the same thing.

Thanks for the reply though. :)
 

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MetalMulisha said:
Thanks for the info. I just took it in to get that shock replaced, they told me the same thing.

Thanks for the reply though. :)
dont know what shocks you have or if it even matters but try flipping them and putting the shock body on top. I have the bilstein 5125's with the shock body on top and have never had a problem with them denting.
 

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MetalMulisha said:
...I noticed that the leafs are tweaking and making a dent on the shock...
There is a cheap trick to fixing that too. You get some longer mounting bolts and some large washers from your local hardware store, and go to McMaster Carr's website and find some "drill bushings" to extend the mounting bosses. Sorry, I do not have the dimensions or part numbers, you will have to unbolt one of the shock bottom ends and measure for yourself. Anyway, the net effect is to space the whole shock in from the spring a bit while using the stock mountings. This is necessary if the shocks are larger diameter (less clearance) than the originals were.
 
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