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Old 07-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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Toytech Coilovers, adjustment help

Hey guys, I've been overseas for a while and finally back in town, so I'm looking at finally adjusting my toytech coilovers, we installed them approx for a 2.5" lift and they've since settled, now I want to crank them back up to 2.75" lift or so, they are probably sitting at 2" of lift now.

Do you guys just jack the truck up and use the spanner wrenches from there? I was tinkering with doing this but seemed like a huge pain in the a**. Or am I better off just taking everything apart again and doing it that way? Also, I'm putting up a photo of how the coilover looks, and I remember seeing pics of other guys trucks and the same coilover looked a bit different (amount of thread showing), does this look right to anyone?

And finally, what amount do I need to go up by (thread wise), I can't find the instructions anymore but I believe it was .25" of thread adjustment gives .5" of lift?



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Old 07-02-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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jack the truck up, and get the weight off the tires. ALso spray WD-40 on the threads. Correct, .25" gives .5" lift
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so 1.5 is 3"?
Yes, divide the desired lift by 2 to get the neccesary adjustment distance.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Great thanks guys! Now I'll spend the afternoon adjusting by the millimeter lol.
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Great thanks guys! Now I'll spend the afternoon adjusting by the millimeter lol.
The conversion is .040" = 1 mm.
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I had to completely remove the CO from the truck and compress the springs to adjust mine. Keep an eye on your CV boots once you adjust. I blew 2 after I adjusted mine which made me swap out the entire lift for an RCD kit.
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I had to completely remove the CO from the truck and compress the springs to adjust mine. Keep an eye on your CV boots once you adjust. I blew 2 after I adjusted mine which made me swap out the entire lift for an RCD kit.
We had to do the same thing last time I adjusted a set of these.
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We had to do the same thing last time I adjusted a set of these.
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