Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame - YotaTech Forums

Go Back  YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
Reload this Page >

Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame

Notices
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 2nd/3rd gen pickups, and 1st/2nd gen 4Runners with IFS

Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame

Reply

Old 03-11-2018, 07:58 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame

Has anybody mounted shocks outside of frame on a Toyota pickup? Was thinking this would allow me to mount longer shocks without moving the gas tank. Keep in mind Im running a flatbed on this pickup.

Any advice, will it work?
Jeremyks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 08:12 AM
  #2  
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
muddpigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: watertown, NY
Posts: 4,266
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Would think it would interfere when axle flexs. I put spacers on the rear wheels to prevent tires from rubbing frame rails on IFS backspacing and 12.5 width tires. If your a flat bed your options are much more than us 4rnr guys. I repositioned my shocks /\ and didn't need to move tank.
muddpigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 08:49 AM
  #3  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I should probably give a little more background on this pickup. I'm running a JD Fab LT front end with King Coil Overs. In the rear it currently stock besides +3 spacers to match the front width. Plans are to put Chevy 63 Leafs in the back and I'm hoping I will have enough to run a fox or king smooth body shock in the rear.
Jeremyks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 09:16 AM
  #4  
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
muddpigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: watertown, NY
Posts: 4,266
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
My experience with leaf springs is it is hard to get full range of flex on a mock up as compared to a link set up. It may clear or maybe not as axle travels. Assuming your looking to go fast over rough terrain the best config for shocks is straight up and down vrs having them angled. With a flat bed you can make or use (trailgear) a frame to allow this style of mounting. Of course you'll want shocks not to limit axle travel. If losing surface area on flat bed is not an option I'd consider the /\ configuration. The stock shock config of one forward and one aft will limit travel of axle as the mount points will bind on full droop.

The rear axle will flex on an radius ( ) thats when my tires would rub frame. Wasn't an issue when on road normal driving but became on when flexing at full stuff offroad.
muddpigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 01:22 PM
  #5  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's a pic of the flatbed. I know straight up would be best but I was thinking to angle forward towards the tool box on the bed to tie it in to make it look ok and utilize my bed space better.
Attached Thumbnails Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame-img_6291.jpg  
Jeremyks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 05:14 PM
  #6  
Fossilized
Staff
iTrader: (6)
 
dropzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PNW
Posts: 18,862
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by Jeremyks View Post
I should probably give a little more background on this pickup. I'm running a JD Fab LT front end with King Coil Overs. In the rear it currently stock besides +3 spacers to match the front width. Plans are to put Chevy 63 Leafs in the back and I'm hoping I will have enough to run a fox or king smooth body shock in the rear.
have you considered a T100 axle?
3" spaces put a lot of strain on components and it looks like you have already added a heavy ass bed to the truck...
Eliminating the spacers would help eliminate a point of fail
dropzone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
joecan
Newbie Tech Section
21
12-12-2011 12:05 PM
nosfanatic2006
Off Topic Talk
14
11-05-2010 02:42 PM
nix4x4
General Vehicle Related Topics (Non Year Related)
10
02-22-2008 10:53 AM
mrnick1979
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
4
10-13-2007 01:16 PM
ShortyzKustomz
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
2
03-03-2007 03:05 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Mounting Shocks Outside of the Frame


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: