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Old 03-05-14, 09:53 AM   #16
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That is my understanding.
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Old 03-05-14, 10:47 AM   #17
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So with everyone talking about usihg Bilsteins or Toyota shocks, I take it that no one makes a direct replacement after market shock for the GX??
No because we have adjustable sport / comfort feature on our shocks IE: harness on each shock.
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I was ready to drop some coin on all four original oem shocks today until I saw this post. Just wondering how these shocks affect the automatic height control.

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Old 03-08-14, 10:26 AM   #19
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I was ready to drop some coin on all four original oem shocks today until I saw this post. Just wondering how these shocks affect the automatic height control.
Unrelated. Two different systems (shock stiffness and rear height). I have my rear shocks "unplugged" and the rear height control works fine.
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Unrelated. Two different systems (shock stiffness and rear height). I have my rear shocks "unplugged" and the rear height control works fine.
I thought so. Just needed someone else to confirm. Will the front shocks from the 4runner PN 48510-69555 work for our truck too?
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Any front shock from a Taco ('05+) / 4Runner ('03-'09) / FJ / Prado will fit our GX.
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Thanks guys. Pulling the trigger right now before I change my mind and blow $1300 on oem shocks.
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Shocks and struts are arriving today. Will I get a CEL or warning light having unplugged and not using the dampening system?
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Shocks and struts are arriving today. Will I get a CEL or warning light having unplugged and not using the dampening system?
No you won't.
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Anxious to hear how it works out. Both initial feel and then after driving with them for little while.
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I followed Brad's instruction and it could not be any easier. Everything was straight forward. One nut, one bolt, two washer and two rubber bushing. I think I spend more time taking the wheels off and putting the truck on stand. Result was Ride was much firmer than OEM. It feels like having it on sport mode.

I added a few pictures of the hardware that came with the shock. It also came with the top nut, just not in the pictures.

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My shock were turning so I was unable to take off the top nut. I went ahead and tide it in place. It would of been easier to cut it off but it was around 11 PM.

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Using the tie-down is clever.

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I followed Brad's instruction and it could not be any easier. Everything was straight forward. One nut, one bolt, two washer and two rubber bushing. I think I spend more time taking the wheels off and putting the truck on stand. Result was Ride was much firmer than OEM. It feels like having it on sport mode.
Glad it worked out, and that's a great idea with with the tie down to keep it from turning. It's good to see that in pictures as it would be hard to explain.

You could also use something like a strap wrench if you're having issues with the whole shock turning while you're getting that top nut off. Fortunately I live in a dry climate and there wasn't an issue with the nut seizing to the stud.

I've noticed the new shocks have softened up a bit more than when I first installed them, but they still have the better handling.
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My top nuts twisted and snapped off. Working on front struts and ball joints now. Joints are being a pain in the *** now.
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My top nuts twisted and snapped off. Working on front struts and ball joints now. Joints are being a pain in the *** now.
Exactly which shocks did you order? Did you have the same issue another person had with the lower washer?
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