01-29-2008, 01:57 PM
it would be a 99. i would guess they would be pretty simple, the usual 2 bolts per shck to remove. but i wanted to make sure there's nothing special on one since i've never messed with one.
i know someone that needs new shocks on his and i'm considering doing it for him. with the ac and impact, i should be able to zip them off and on pretty quick. if that's the case, i'll save hime the money and do it.
just checking first.
01-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Some things are just the same on multiple vehicles. Might even be easier as the struts probably dont run through the springs. No spring compressor needed.
01-29-2008, 03:32 PM
...since it's an American truck. For a rough comparison, I've done lifts on two Tacoma's that belonged to my buddy. We really didn't encounter much trouble with them. Both of which were total suspension lifts that involved removing the shock towers, using a spring compressor, all that jazz. I recall the rear being difficult on one of them because you had to take the leaf spring loose. Hopefully you'll have to avoid that, getting it all lined up and back together was a bit of a pain, but we got it done. I'll guarantee you'll find some easy write-ups on line for it. Does he have a Haynes manual?
01-29-2008, 07:25 PM
But if the fronts are the same as an Gen2 then they are a pain. I have an '03 2500 4X4 Diesel and to do the fronts you have to get past the location arm to get to the bolt. The shock comes out the top after removing the shock top nut, then the 3 bolts holding the top retainer plate in place. The you take out the bottom bolt and take the shock out through the top. But getting the bolt out is hard since the clearance with the location arm is iffy. Soem of it depends on how the arm is in place. Note it's location with the alignement marks if you need to lower it for clearance..
I just put Rancho 5000's in mine and love them.