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1995 4runner - with 4" lift. Rear shocks help please

Old 03-07-2019, 10:11 PM
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1995 4runner - with 4" lift. Rear shocks help please

I bought the 4runner, it already had 4" lift kit, is on 33x12.5" tires. I believe the shocks are bad, I suspect the rear ones. Obviously the stock shocks will not fit. Looks like the mounts were not modified, just longer shocks that are rust-filth I can't read anything off them. Does anyone know which ones I can order?
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Can you pull the used ones and measure max open and compressed length. Then its fairly easy to match mounting styles. Or just take a rear shock in and match it.
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All of these will work for the rear lifted 3-4 inches 90-95 4runner
H7024 skyjacker hydro
N8024 skyjacker nitro
326513 es3000 procomp hydro
926513 es9000 procomp nitro
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All of these will work for the rear lifted 3-4 inches 90-95 4runner
Great - thanks that was what I was looking for, some part numbers. Have you tried all four of those ?
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I've tried the skyjacker hydro ones they're pretty soft. Also tried the nitro and they're a bit stiffer
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Do these shocks break easy, and you have to replace them - or do you enjoy buying different parts to see what happens?
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Multiple trucks with different suspension setups.
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My truck hits a bump or something at like 65mph, and then it starts rocking left to right. Really annoying I have to slow down to shake it off. I did not see anything at first look, we checked for missing bolts that feel out in the lift kit - did not see any. 2 wheel bearings I have to replace. I do not know if my sway bar can cause this either, bushings shot up on those on the front. I do not like to blindly replace shocks without actually knowing if they are busted, but I feel like I am running out of options.
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My truck hits a bump or something at like 65mph, and then it starts rocking left to right. Really annoying I have to slow down to shake it off. I did not see anything at first look, we checked for missing bolts that feel out in the lift kit - did not see any. 2 wheel bearings I have to replace. I do not know if my sway bar can cause this either, bushings shot up on those on the front. I do not like to blindly replace shocks without actually knowing if they are busted, but I feel like I am running out of options.
Fix your known problems first, go for the sway bar bushings.
What kind of 4" lift are we talking about? Solid axle?
Bump steer can come from several different sources, but check for any loose joints / bearings / bushings in the front end first.
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Thank you for advice. I will do that before spending more money on guess items.

Rear coil springs, front independent suspension. I do not know anything about the different lift kits or brand names to say what kind. There are steel shackles and brackets that extend the front and back. Some straps are bolted to the rear and frame to stop it from articulating too far.
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Thank you for advice. I will do that before spending more money on guess items.

Rear coil springs, front independent suspension. I do not know anything about the different lift kits or brand names to say what kind. There are steel shackles and brackets that extend the front and back. Some straps are bolted to the rear and frame to stop it from articulating too far.
pictures would help "shackles" suggests leaf springs.
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