100S Rear Shocks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:35
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In Post ID 24037 I asked questions as to how I could protect Rear shocks from stone damage.

Shortly after purchasing my vehicle I removed the original shocks and springs and replaced them with heavy duty springs (from OL) and Tough Dog Foam Cell shocks. The shocks have been stone damaged and are now shot from our Simpson crossing and Cape York.

Last year I also fitted PolyAirs.

I still have the original springs and shocks (almost new). Can I just replace the Tough Dogs with the original Toyota Shocks and leave the springs and Polyairs as they are or should I really be looking at something else. (We tow a Kimberley)
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Reply By: Member - Jim M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:54

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:54
how ya going ? if the ride hieght was'nt changed ya should be ok with the stock shocks. cheers.
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 10:57

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 10:57
Further to that, if the oldies are still reasonably OK (that is if they didn't puncture and spew oil all over the place, or their performance has just lessened), maybe take a couple of the oldies as spares in case you run into trouble with the OEMs.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 11:38

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 11:38
I put some twin tube gas (TJM -XGS) on the Jack's rear - had stone damage in mind so chose twin tube gas for that end - when I took the originals off, not a ding in them ! Very odd. Must be to do with the layout of the car underneath ? Though we are sedate travellers in the bush - taking it quite easy on those stony tracks, I'd have though something would have hit them The originals are going in the box as spares for upcoming trips - still seem ok.
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 13:13

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 13:13
Gday Trekkie
Toyota original shocks are of very good quality.
They are made by a company called Tokico.
I have just purchased a new Prado, 2005 model, and will be putting new raised springs but leaving the original shocks in as they are as good as after market IMHO.
Go for it I reckon.
80s
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 13:50

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 13:50
Hi Trekkiie
Get some heavy wall rubber hose and fit over the shock and secure with hose clip
Ray
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Follow Up By: desray - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:16

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 20:16
I have some old radiator hose on the bottom part of my shocks.Loose fit so they dont get hot
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