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Old 10-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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anyone have a 5100 installation guide/instructions

I'm gonna be puttin on my new billies in a week or so, but need some directions. I've done a susp lift many years ago, but don't have the faintest idea on how I did it. I was just wondering if someone had a tutorial or directions on how to do this. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'm gonna be puttin on my new billies in a week or so, but need some directions. I've done a susp lift many years ago, but don't have the faintest idea on how I did it. I was just wondering if someone had a tutorial or directions on how to do this. Thanks
There is a sticky on this...but let a shop disassemble the coils and install the new shocks.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:28 PM   #3
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Completely remove the sway bar.

Its easy and gives you alot more room to remove the coil/shock assembly.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:46 AM   #4
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Well, I have access to a spring compressor, so that part I should be able to do myself.

I have not been able to find a sticky, or any step by step guide on how to do this. Maybe I'm over thinking this, maybe I should just start taking things apart and figure it out as I go.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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Thank you for the link. I'll call around and see if someone will do it for me (cheaply of course)
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:02 AM   #7
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Compressing the springs isn't really a big deal if you just be careful. Done it on 3 vehicles. An imapct gun makes the job go quicker.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:31 AM   #8
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Compressing the springs isn't really a big deal if you just be careful. Done it on 3 vehicles. An imapct gun makes the job go quicker.
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There is a sticky on this...but let a shop disassemble the coils and install the new shocks.
You can do it your self safely. I did mine with a spring compressor from harbor freight and at no point was it unsafe. My tacoma was the first time I tried it and did it fine with some friends and the STICKY write up from here took about 3 hours.

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Completely remove the sway bar.

Its easy and gives you alot more room to remove the coil/shock assembly.
YES!! The first time I removed my stock TRD billies to install my 5100s I didnt remove the sway bar....PITA! When I installed the toytec/eibach springs this weekend, I removed swaybar, and so much easier!
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So, I'm finally almost ready to do this install, but am wondering about the tie rod end. Is it necessary to separate the ball joint at the end of it, or can I do the installation without messing with it?
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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It will make life easier. Its not bad, I Just did a new front.3 inch with 5100 and new springs with air tools the fronts can be done in an hour or less.
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If you go to youtube and put in "tacoma lift install" there are a couple of videos of installs with different brands but it'll show you what to do. I just did mine and rented a spring compressor from Autozone for free. Two hands definitely help, and air tools. I didn't remove sway bar.
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Remove the sway bars. They get in the way. I find it necessary to unbolt ball joints from the tie-rod ends though I did not touch the uca ball joints at all. I also used an impact gun for the spring compressor otherwise, it would be a pain.
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so, are people taking apart the ball joint on the tie rod and the UCA? Or is it more like only 1 has to come apart, take your choice?
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so, are people taking apart the ball joint on the tie rod and the UCA? Or is it more like only 1 has to come apart, take your choice?
I've done this a few times. I don't take the UCA ball joints apart.
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