Mounting Shocks Outside of Frame

Jeremyks

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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?
 

duneridercr250

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Yes, my build has the shocks mounted outside the frame rails. The main con is when your axle articlulates, the tires with hit the shocks unless you have a wide enough axle to clear. Larger (taller) tires make it worse. I'm going with a specific bypass layout, and wider axle to rectify my situation...
 

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Chris Tobin

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We did my Chevy this way, but we widened the rear axle by 3-inches per side to match the front. Mine does not rub, but if it was stock width I'm sure it would.
 

rockbaron1

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It’s not going to be easy even with full width axles.

I had to notch out the frame a bunch to get a pair 2.5” smooth bodies to fit. This is with landcruiser 80 series axles (63” wms to wms) in a first gen Tacoma
 

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