Sway away piston differences

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A.J.

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Jan 29, 2002
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So I bought a little beater Toyota last month. Chaos BJ kit with 2.5” SwayAway 8” resi Shock. After pulling the shocks apart. I’ve already got new black shafts but noticed these shocks are like 2 different generations. What is the difference between the pistons? Which is better?
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84prerunner

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Feb 7, 2008
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Im pretty sure the dark colored one is a very old. only ever seen those on OG SAWs. not sure which is better, mic the ports and see how they compare.
 

A.J.

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Unless I can find a cheap used one one side of the beater may be a TT and the other a class 5.. is that what your saying? Haha
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Turboyota

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Mar 29, 2017
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I might have another “class 5” OG piston laying around. I will check tomorrow.

I ran the OG low flow pistons on my Turboyota with great success. Shim stacks were alot lighter than many dudes are running, but it worked.
 

A.J.

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Good to hear, I haven’t even mic’d the shims. Figured I’d rather just get it running before I do any clean up or upgrades. But they are apart so I guess I’ll check them out now
 

only1mikey

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Apr 24, 2006
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I’d run the high flow piston (the silver one) I hate those old domed black pistons. I think I have a lot of them lying around if you need one though.


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A.J.

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Jan 29, 2002
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Well probably doesn’t matter either way at the moment. Anyone willing to ship a matching piston if they have one laying around? Or if they are heading to RATR. Maybe heading that way for the day
 

A.J.

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Jan 29, 2002
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Yuma, Az
I’d run the high flow piston (the silver one) I hate those old domed black pistons. I think I have a lot of them lying around if you need one though.


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Yo, would you be willing to ship a piston so at least I’ve got a matching set?
Let me know
 

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