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Old 04-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Wonder if 1st Gen Tundra Struts will work...

I was looking around Monroes website and noticed that the 1st gen Tundra front struts seems very similar to 2nd gen 5 lug Tacos.

Tundra struts:


Body Type: SS2, Body Length: 13.120", Compressed Length: 13.620", Extended Length: 17.930", Travel Length: 4.310",
5 lug Taco struts:

Body Type: SS2, Body Length: 11.496", Compressed Length: 12.519", Extended Length: 16.437", Travel Length: 3.918",
The advantage would be about 1 - 1.5 inch lift. The extra bracket on the Taco strut is to mount the brake line, which could be easily relocated.
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Here are the stats for Gen 1 Tundra 5100s

Part Number: 24-188265
Setting: 5100 Series (Ride Height Adjustable)
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 0-2"
*Collapsed Length (IN): 13.23
*Extended Length (IN): 18.68
*Collapsed Length (MM): 336
*Extended Length (MM): 474.5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6929-H1
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I took some measurements of my truck and the 5 lug springs are tapered where as the tundra springs are not. Unsure of the the length of tundra springs, but the 5 lugs are about 8". It could be an issue with tundra springs hitting the upper control arm on our trucks. Anyone know the measurements of the Tundra springs? Perhaps the Tundra 5100 bilstiens and springs would work with Total Chaos UCAs. That would be a significant cost savings over Sway A Way coilovers.
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Don't mind me....just curious what you find out!
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Old man dougie has 1st gen tundra struts on his 2000 tacoma...6lug 4x4
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Yeah, the 1st gen 6 lug Taco and 1st gen Tundra struts are only about half inch different. 2nd gen 6 lugs are quite a bit longer.
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i dont think it would work too well since the top plates are fairly different
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The 2nd gen 6 lug Taco uses a special "top hat" style mount, but the 5 lug and 1st gen Tundra both have a flat top mount that looks the same.
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unless the top plates have the same pattern it most likely wont work
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Don't do it, wont work without a shit load of work, not worth it, talk to RyanJboutin

spring hitting UCA (which is waaay narrower ) Top plate totally diff.

Fuck I'm getting sick just thinking about it
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Yeah, after looking at the stock uca i can see where it would hit, but I'm curious if it would clear the Total Chaos uca seeing how they clear those beefy Sway A Way 2.5 coilovers.
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What's the advantage of using Tundra 5100's on a 1st Gen? Stiffer? If the top plate is different, I assume Taco coils and top plates are used? Approximate lift of the settings?
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