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2nd Gen rear air shocks?

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I just installed a set of TRD springs haven't had a chance to drive it much. I got to return the spring compressor to the owner then get the alignment done.

The rear drop more than I had hoped for. I am running 245/45-17's on light weight 17x8 w/ 45et wheels. I heard some rubbing on the front as I went to a spot where I knew the xB would bottom out if I hit it hard. I will find the rubbing later, no biggie.

I looked on the internet last night for someone who makes rear air shocks for an 08 and newer (we have a 2012) xB but I couldn't fine a manufacture for air shocks that would fit on the rear. I'm thinking, if I load up the xB with the MTB's and a friend or two the rear of the xB would need some help staying off the ground.

So my question is, does anyone here know of a maker of air shocks for the rear?

Thanks for your help & info!

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Just an FYI,
I contacted Gabriel and they said they didn't have anything listed for the rear of the 08 & newer xB yet. They also told me if I could give them the mounting end styles and the over all length they could *maybe* cross reference a shock they now make.

Also the alignment just had to have set toe-in set on the front. But they told me the rear was way out of spec! I called a Scion dealership and they started to tell me if I changed the springs it was my issue that I had to take care of. I told them ok I will call Scion and let them know how you treat customers who buy TRD springs! The service man then said ok bring it in. :cheers:

I gave him the alignment sheet from the shop.

Just asking if anyone here that may have a shock from the rear laying around could they be so kind as to give me the spec's that would save me from having to remove a shock from the rear of my xB.

Thanks to all who help out others. I have gotten so great advice from here.

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PM sent. Thanks for the info. Maybe someone could sell me a old rear shock I could send it to Gabriel to see if they could match it. I would ship it back to seller when done. I guess you could say I would pay to rent it.

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