King Rear Shock Options

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Hello all! I'm new to the forum, but I've been lurking on here for a while.

I've been doing my homework for a while on Sequoias and finally found one last week and pulled the trigger (2005 Limited 4wd w 91k miles).

Anyways, I've been looking into rear suspension options and trying to figure out if there was a bolt-in option from King that would work with a 2-3" spring out back. I'm leaning towards the OME 2862 spring.

Based on a conversation I had with Brian at Jowett Performance a while back and the info I found in Sal R's build thread, I think I found a bolt-in option but wanted to make sure I'm not overlooking anything before I order.

Based on Sal R's build thread he had said:

I've cycled the suspension from droop to stuffed with the 5125s fitted and verified that the following dimension data are the proper shock dimensions for those using OME 286x (2860, 2861, 2862, etc.) rear coils (up to 480mm free height), even with OEM rear control arms.

At stuff, you're not bottom out and at droop, you're not over-extending the shock.

Data:
Shock travel: 11.2"
Compressed length maximum: 17.1"
Extended length minimum: 28.3"

Mount Style: Stem-eye w/ 3/4" opening, 1-3/4" wide, 2-1/8" diameter

Brian at Jowett said:

"Here are the two King rear 80 Series shocks that should be a bolt in for you. They have the proper 12mm pin mount up top, and the large 19mm (?) spherical eye at the bottom. The remote rezi mounts to the body. The geometry of the Sequoia and FZJ80 is nearly identical.

25001-352 Land Cruiser 80 – 89-97 2.5” for 3-5” Lifts Rear Remote Res
(collapsed)17.044 (extended) 28.301


Seems like the valving should be pretty dang close, the lengths look good, and the mounting matches.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
 
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Not yet. Was hoping to get some feedback on here before I did. I might just bite the bullet and order 'em up this week. I'm gonna get on the phone with King and see what they say before I do. I'll definitely post something up once I do.
 
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Here's the diagram that King sent on the shocks I'm looking into. Any thoughts? Looks like the compressed length is teeny bit too long according to the diagram.
 

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I found another little clue that the 80 series shocks should be a direct fit. It looks like the Dobison long travel shocks that 1stgenoffroad sells for the rear of the Sequoia are actually made for the Landcruiser 80.

https://www.1stgenoffroad.com/store/p206/DobinsonRearShock.html#/

I'm more confident now that the King version will work now as it's made for the same application and the lengths are nearly identical.
 

Meoshe

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Can you not just add a longer bump stop or just see what the spring length is compressed. I have not personally looked underneath yet.