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I just put on my SAW's and only have them at 2.75"... I ran part of the Chili Challenge this weekend with no brakes because the SAW's rubbed into my calipers and loosened a bolt, thus draining my brake fluid on both sides. Anyoen ever heard of this? Anyone have ideas? help!!!

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I have never heard of anything like that...What part rubbed on the caliper??
 

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El Guero said:
I just put on my SAW's and only have them at 2.75"... I ran part of the Chili Challenge this weekend with no brakes because the SAW's rubbed into my calipers and loosened a bolt, thus draining my brake fluid on both sides. Anyoen ever heard of this? Anyone have ideas? help!!!

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The donahoe instructions mention the possible brake line interference and recommend you to pound it in a bit with a rubber mallet. If the SAW’a are similar that is what probably happened. You might want to check the instructions again, if you installed them yourself that is.
 

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Yea, the only part that can really rub isnt on the caliper, it is the actual brake line. You are supposed to bend that little bracket back so that it cannot rub, it only takes a little, but you can only bend it a little. It is actually pretty tight in there. Time for some steel braided lines?
 

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I thought this was only a problem on the 2.5" Coilovers, not the 2"s. Bummer, I was hoping to avoid this brake mess by getting the SAW's.
 

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Caliper Issue

The 2.5" dia. bolt in coil-overs require the modification of the brake line other wise they will hit the shock cap. The 2.0" does not have this problem, frankly I am at a loss for this guy, I have emeailed him a series of questions hoping to get some sort of explanation of how this can even happen. We have a 2002 Tacoma 4WD and at full lock the caliper is approximately 1.750" from the top cap of the shock. Any of you with our 2.0" coil-overs measure the distance from the caliper to the top cap and post in this thread, because there is definately something weird going on here.

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The 2.5" dia. bolt in coil-overs require the modification of the brake line other wise they will hit the shock cap. The 2.0" does not have this problem, frankly I am at a loss for this guy, I have emeailed him a series of questions hoping to get some sort of explanation of how this can even happen. We have a 2002 Tacoma 4WD and at full lock the caliper is approximately 1.750" from the top cap of the shock. Any of you with our 2.0" coil-overs measure the distance from the caliper to the top cap and post in this thread, because there is definately something weird going on here.

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Ryan teh old school lower caps had a tendecy of hitting shrader valves at full lock and bump.. try taking a spring off the shock and cycle it on the truck while turning the wheels.. We were on the rubicon a few months ago and teh guy I was riding with had that exact same issue happen.
 

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Schrader

That is correct, the first versions of this shock about 3 or 4 years ago did not have a recessed scgrader valve, which caused the valve to brak off and not harm the caliper, we fixed this by recessing the schrader port deeper into the top cap.
 

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sawryan said:
That is correct, the first versions of this shock about 3 or 4 years ago did not have a recessed scgrader valve, which caused the valve to brak off and not harm the caliper, we fixed this by recessing the schrader port deeper into the top cap.
whats the chances he put on a used set? or an older set. Btw how much are new pistons running right now, I need 2 of em for some 2.5" Threaded bodys I have.. I have the old pistons right now and they just dont flow enough to allow me to speed up my rebound without killing shims. (i have sucked 2 shims threw the piston already!) and keep having to rebuild them.
 

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Pistons

Part #56040-002 these flat pistons flow approximatey 35-40% more than the old dome style and retail for $34.00ea. Can be ordered from Camburg
 

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I had that happen but with the Downey's I use to run a couple of years ago. The banjo bolt got into the lower part of the driver side coilover and unbolted the banjo bolt then fractured the ProComp extended brake line on that side. It happens when you get it fully stuffed and the steering cranked all the way. It lost me my brakes on Escilator in Moab and it was not fun. For starters, I'd take a look at some brakes lines with the low profile type banjo fitting and not those big clunkey squared off things that ProComp peddles.
 
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