Sway-A-Way’s Toyota Tundra Solution
Four New Shocks, One Transformed Truck
By Kevin Blumer, Photography by Kevin Blumer
Sway-A-Way’s rear Tundra shocks are 2.0 smoothies with a pin-top upper mount. The pin top makes it possible to bolt them right in without any vehicle mods. The lower rod end is also configured to bolt straight into the stock mounts. Both front and rear shocks use an internal nitrogen reservoir created by an internal floating piston that isolates the nitrogen from the oil.
You can use the Sway-A-Way suspension with or without a replacement upper control arm. Replacement upper control arms offer improved suspension geometry at taller lift heights, greater strength, and smoother movement through the arms’ range of motion. Sway-A-Way changes the front shocks’ internal configuration to match either stock upper control arms or aftermarket upper control arms; specify when ordering. The aftermarket control arm in the photo is from Camburg and features a monster-sized 1.5-inch uniball and smooth urethane bushings. Tabs for the ABS line are an appreciated touch. Combining the Sway-A-Way coilovers with the Camburg upper control arms yields 12 inches of bump-gobbling travel.
Up front, the lower rod end clears the mounting brackets in the stock lower control arm, but just barely. It’s a good idea to fit-check this interface and, if needed, grind some extra clearance into the control arm. Do not grind on the shock’s rod end.
Sway-A-Way engineer Brian Bell showed us the nuances of installing the front coilovers. If you’re good with hand tools and have a sturdy jack and jack stands you can definitely install the shocks yourself. The shock shown is a prototype that was used on Sway-A-Way’s Tundra project chase truck. The remote reservoir is optional and adds extra oil capacity and increased fade resistance.
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By Kevin Blumer
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