Outboard Shock Mount Kit / 96-02 4Runner

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96-02 3rd Gen 4Runner OEM+ Outboard Shock Mount V2

In collaboration with Curtis Cross, the OEM+ Outboard Shock Mount (OSM) is designed to move the shock mounting location outside of the frame. Unlike any other kit on the market, this one is specifically designed to utilize your OEM pin-top style shocks while also accommodating 2.5" shocks without notching the frame. This means that you can continue to use your current shocks without needing to shop for new ones.

V2 was designed with a notch in the OSM to give extra clearance to the frame for the 2.5" diameter shocks. Includes both the Driver and Passenger side OSM.

Each kit is perfectly cut using a Fiber CNC Laser along with precision bending.

Why mount my shocks outboard?

There are many reasons of why someone would want to change the mounting location. After the 3rd Gen 4Runner, Toyota redesigned the mounting position on the 4th and 5th Gen 4Runners and moved the shocks outboard to improve upon the ride quality. Here are a few of the most important reasons on why you may want to do this modification.
  1. Shocks are most efficient when mounted in line with the line of travel. The factory shocks are mounted at an angle and are not as effective during normal driving conditions.
  2. The OEM mounting point creates a "bowl". It is common for water to collect here are cause the factory mounting point to rust out.
  3. Much easier shock access for maintenance.

Shock Fitment Guide

We cannot guarantee which shock diameter or length will fit your current bump stop, wheel offset or tire size since every setup is different, but here are some general guidelines on what we have found to work.

For those of you running stock backspacing (4.75"), we have already seen customers running a 2.0" shock with a small amount of clearance to the stock size tires.

A 2.5" shock diameter will clear the frame. It will also clear most wheel offsets.

Installation Instructions

This product was designed to be easy to position. There is a driver and a passenger side to the OSM. The arrow cut into the product should be facing towards the front of the vehicle.

  1. Position the OSM so that it sits approximately 1/8" to 1/4" behind the factory tube support and 1/8" to 1/4" away from the top of the frame.
  2. The OSM should be positioned so that the shock mounting surface is in line with the factory shock
  3. Mark the outline of the mount with a marker and then remove paint from the area of installation
  4. Tack the OSM in place and ensure that this is the location that you want it to be in. If you want it to be lower, you may cut off the portion on the bottom and move the mount lower. Install the shock and ensure that this is where you want to position the mount before fully welding in place.
  5. Weld the mount in place. Once the surface is cool to the touch, paint the bare metal and reinstall your shocks. Ensure that your tires do not contact the shocks before finishing your installation.

Disclaimer and Warranty

By purchasing this product, you agree that TEQ Customs LLC is not liable for any damages to you or your vehicle caused by the installation of the OSM. The product is sold as "Weld On" and you are responsible for ensuring that you or your installer have created quality welds to hold the product in place, that your shock of choice is of the correct length, that you have correctly set your bump stop height and that you have placed the OSM in the correct location. This products is intended for off-road use only.

This product will not increase the amount of travel your axle is able to move. Mounting shocks in a vertical line will decrease amount of travel for the same shock length versus mounting it at an angle inboard of the frame. Your axle travel is limited by the suspension geometry and the size of your shock.

There may be some minor surface imperfections on the product that will not affect the performance of the OSM. If you notice that there is a flaw in the product you received, please contact TEQ Customs LLC immediately to resolve the matter.