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Rear Suspension: Deaver Leaf Springs with Sway-A-Way Shocks.

Rear Suspension: Deaver Leaf Springs with Sway-A-Way Shocks.

Wrangler leaf springs with 1.5" lift, mounted spring-over-axle. Sway-A-Way 2.5x12" remote reservoir shocks provide damping.

1985 Jeep CJ-7

 

Clearance for 35-inch Tires on a Tacoma at ANY Lift Height

Clearance for 35-inch Tires on a Tacoma at ANY Lift Height

We illustrate how to properly clearance the firewall and inner fenders of a Tacoma to fit 35x12.5-inch tires on full compression. Templates are included.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Custom Valving Sway-A-Way RaceRunner shocks

Custom Valving Sway-A-Way RaceRunner shocks

Installing custom shim-stacks in Sway-A-Way RaceRunner shocks to achieve maximum performance.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Sway-A-Way 2.0x4

Sway-A-Way 2.0x4

Installation of 2.0x4" Sway-A-Way Hydraulic Bump-Stops in the rear of the TLT Tacoma.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Sway-A-Way 2.5x8" 3-Tube Bypass shocks

Sway-A-Way 2.5x8

Mounting Sway-A-Way 3-tube bypass shocks in the front of the TLT Tacoma.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Deaver Custom Leaf Spring Tuning

Deaver Custom Leaf Spring Tuning

Step-by-step coverage of custom tuning a leaf spring pack to achieve a specific ride height and spring rate as well as tuning tips to help fight axle wrap.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Total Chaos Long Travel Front Suspension

Total Chaos Long Travel Front Suspension

Total Chaos Bolt-On Long Travel Suspension Kit Installed on Toyota Tacoma Provides 13" Travel and is 3.5" Wider per Side.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Custom Long-Travel Leaf Spring Rear Suspension

Custom Long-Travel Leaf Spring Rear Suspension

62" Deaver leaf springs installed with 2.5x16" Swayaway RaceRunner piggyback reservoir shocks and provide 17" of vertical wheel travel.

1996 Toyota Tacoma

 

Donahoe Racing Tacoma Suspension System

Donahoe Racing Tacoma Suspension System

Installation of Donahoe Racing's complete suspension performance system on a '99 4x4 Tacoma. Kit includes Donahoe Racing coil-overs for the front and Deaver leaf spring packs with Bilstein shocks for the rear.

1999 Toyota Tacoma

 

Tacoma/4Runner Coil-Over Shoot Out

Tacoma/4Runner Coil-Over Shoot Out

We compare many of the current offerings in Tacoma aftermarket adjustable coil-over shock market. Including a comprehensive spreadsheet with all the most relevant information on each specific brand.

1996 Toyota 4Runner

 

Total Chaos Uni-ball Upper Control Arm Kit

Total Chaos Uni-ball Upper Control Arm Kit

Total Chaos replacement upper A-arms installed on 4WD Tacoma to increase durability, increase the suspension travel and improve suspension geometry of lifted trucks.

1996 Toyota 4Runner

 

Bolt-in Sway-A-Way 2.5x8" coil-over shocks

Bolt-in Sway-A-Way 2.5x8

Tacoma bolt-in stock width 2.5" coil-over front suspension upgrade. 8" shock stroke offers additional travel compared to stock supension (6-7" vs. 8-10").

1996 Toyota 4Runner

 

Total Chaos Second Generation Coil-Over Caddy Kit (Off-Road Magazine)

Total Chaos Second Generation Coil-Over Caddy Kit (Off-Road Magazine)

Installation of Total Chaos' Second Generation Caddy Kit with King racing shocks on one of the Locos Mocos Toyota 4x4 prerunners. Originally published in Off-Road Magazine June 2005

1989 Toyota 4Runner

 

Total Chaos Second Generation Coil-Over Caddy Kit (Four Wheeler Magazine)

Total Chaos Second Generation Coil-Over Caddy Kit (Four Wheeler Magazine)

We install and evaluate Total Chaos' new version of their famous Caddy Kit. This incarnation of the kit allows for replacing the stock torsion-bars with single or dual coil-overs/shocks while retaining 4WD. We also installed optional accessory upgrades including lower uni-balls & a heim steering kit.

1989 Toyota 4Runner