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Old 06-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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drivers side major sag after lift

hey guys i have wierd problem and im not sure what needs to be looked at. i recently lifted my 97 tacoma 3 inch in the front (over coil) 2.5 in the rear( block and aal) and diff drop. it was nice at first until one day i noticed my front left making some noises over big bumps. the top of the strut actually is hitting the top of the wheel well on big bumps and seems to sag on flat level ground compared to the other side and the metal retainer on the inside is scraping the middle hole where it comes through as well as not being perfectly in the center. The strut does not appear to be bent at all since i replace the front and rear shocks and struts at the same time as the lift.

the thing is the old strut i took off that side was shot, that side was always bouncing like crazy on the highway as well as dipping alot.

Could it be the coil is bad from long time abuse with a bad strut? They were really old and you could tell they might have been only replaced once in the 160k miles since the rubber was dry rotted completely through them and resting on the metal.

also i am using no sway bar but i actually like it better without on the highway now


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Old 06-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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Did you get an alignment yet?
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the top of the strut actually is hitting the top of the wheel well on big bumps and seems to sag on flat level ground compared to the other side and the metal retainer on the inside is scraping the middle hole where it comes through as well as not being perfectly in the center.
I think you are missing some shock stem washers. See second item in this page:
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoadjbils.htm
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[QUOTE=KenLyns;6999045]I think you are missing some shock stem washers. See second item in this page:
http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoadjbils.htm[/QUOTE
I know all the washers are on there. Now that I looked today its totally worse the rubberr piece is fully sticking through the hole now and the washers are loose that should be holding the coil. you can see the coil is bad its almost fully compressed now.
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bad side

you can see its not in the center like the other one, they were both in the center when i started


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you didn't seat something correctly, remove struts, re-install the lift on both sides pretty much

Both sides appear to be installed wrong from the pictures
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