Single or double shocks?

BlueCoyote

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Getting close to needing front shocks for my 7s Toyota. The big question is:

Double 2.0 shocks
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Single 2.5 shocks

Truck is an 1984 Toyota straight axle w/National leafs. Plan to run hydralic bump stops. What are you opinions and why.


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ACID_RAIN28

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2.5 cheeper and easyer to tune rather than two 2.0, plus it should be lighter than duals, as well as easyer to mount.

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BlueCoyote

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Will the single 2.5's have enough efficient dampening capability?
Thought the reason for duals was to spread the work to two lighter valved shocks?
Would rather run single 2.5's if they will work better, but at the $$$ of 2.5 vs 2.0 want to get it right the first time.

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cleartoy

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Id run single 2.5s. Less complex, better cooling due to fins on threaded bodies and larger resivoirs, larger uniballs.

On my old 85 straight axle i ran dual FOX 2x10s. It did ok, but not that great as the shocks quickly faded.

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Run a 2.5 Bypass if you can afford it. If not, a 2.5 non-bypass will be just fine, it will just take you a few times re-valving the shock to get it to perform optimally for your truck. Not a big deal at all.

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based on my 2.0 experience, go with the 2.5, i wish rules would have allowed it in my stocker.

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orvacian

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I used to run dual 2.0 Fox shocks on the front of my Toy, what a pain in the arse. 2.5" shocks are half the work to do valving, installing/removing from the truck and rebuilding at some point. Plus to get the duals to perform like a 2.5" you will need LOTS of compression valving which will make them run hot anyway. Good dual 2" shocks w/reservoirs cost more then single 2.5" King prerunner shocks too.
 

Jkrell

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Heat disipation and dampening from a 2.5 shock is less than two 2.0 shocks....but I agree with orvacion that it is a pain to always pull off and revalve two shocks when changes need to be made. That being said I run two 2.0 bilsteins per corner on my truck and they did not fade at the wild wash race. I think idealy a 7s race truck should have a single 3.0 shock in the front.

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I agree with Jon...3 inch race shock on a 7s.

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