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Old 01-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Looking For Some Assistance With Front Suspension Adjustment!

Hey all! I've got a 2012 Baja Edition with the Bilstein 60mm "9100-based" monotube fronts. People keep telling me they're 5100 units, I don't have the slightest if they're 5100's, adjustable, or what. I'm heading out to Vegas on the 18th, with some passengers, and I'd like to adjust the fronts to get rid of the factory rake, if possible, and get the alignment done before that trip.
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1: Is my front suspension actually adjustable?
2: If so, would anyone be willing to help me out with the adjustment? Being that the wonderful dotcom I was at laid me off a few months back, I can repay with beer or lunch, and it would be much appreciated!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Well, that last call for help didn't go so hot, so here's take 2. Anyone available/willing to help pop the ol' front suspension up a notch? Maybe a mod day coming up? Anyone? Hello? Spanish tile?
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post a picture or look up 5100's and compare them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #4
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5100's will have grooves in the shock. You gain lift by setting a c-clip into whichever groove you choose and the coil seat sits on the clip. If you don't have the visible grooves, you don't have 5100's.
This is what the grooves look like:
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Appreciate the replies, gentlemen! I haven't popped the wheels off yet to take a look, I'll crawl in there and see if they're grooved like the pic. I actually picked up this set of 31x10.5x15 Mud Terrain T/A KM2's with wheels today for $230 off craigslift for trails, so I may pop a front off to test fit. Manwithoutaplan, I'll text Hiatt and get some input, thanks!!
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Appreciate the replies, gentlemen! I haven't popped the wheels off yet to take a look, I'll crawl in there and see if they're grooved like the pic. I actually picked up this set of 31x10.5x15 Mud Terrain T/A KM2's with wheels today for $230 off craigslift for trails, so I may pop a front off to test fit. Manwithoutaplan, I'll text Hiatt and get some input, thanks!!
15's won't clear the brake calipers on 2nd Gen 6 luggers unless you have them spaced way out.
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I don't see additional grooves for the spring perch in this picture. The Baja edition is already lifted 2" over norm. Any more and the stock upper control arm won't be able to maintain the necessary caster.

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Appreciate the replies, gentlemen! I haven't popped the wheels off yet to take a look, I'll crawl in there and see if they're grooved like the pic. I actually picked up this set of 31x10.5x15 Mud Terrain T/A KM2's with wheels today for $230 off craigslift for trails, so I may pop a front off to test fit. Manwithoutaplan, I'll text Hiatt and get some input, thanks!!
Gabriel those 15's wont fit dude!!
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Well, shite, wonderful, they did come off a 1st gen... Guess I'll shoot 'em back up on craigslist, I guess, appreciate the heads-up.
As far as the suspension, I could swear there's still a rake, with the rear up higher than the front. Perhaps new UCA's are in order?
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new uppers and shocks/coilovers.
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^New upper control arms would be necessary. The Baja front shocks look decent (60mm = 2.4" dia.), so I'd keep them and just add a top plate spacer. How much rake is there?

This will give 1/2" lift (be sure to order two):
http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com...dproduct=-8317

This will give 3/4" lift, but will require the existing studs in the top plate to be pressed out and new ones pressed in, which means the coilover has to be disassembled:
http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com...dproduct=-6403
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