I found a couple write-ups for 2nd gens but haven't had as much luck with the 1st gens...so on to the shamelessly noob-y questions.
I'm planning on having my local garage assemble the coilovers, but in the interest of having my truck out of commission for the shortest time possible I'm thinking of ordering new top plates so they will be ready to bolt right in. Anybody done this or have a link to just the top plate?
I got my 5100's in the mail and upon inspection, the c-clip appears to be sitting in the uppermost groove. Am I correct in assuming this is the groove for the most lift? I want them set at 0 because I will be running the Eibach coilovers from Toytec. What is the best method for repositioning the c-clips, or are they already in the correct groove for 0" lift?
Probably not last and definitely not least...I've seen plenty of opinions regarding the dust boots facing up or down. Any solid information as to which way is best? I'm leaning toward installing them boots-down as that is how the labels are oriented, and it seems the boots would do a better job of protecting the shock from rocks...
Sorry if any of these questions have already been beaten to death...I'm coming from VW torsion systems so I'm very mildly confused.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Edit: Merry Christmas and happy holidays!