Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

5100 strut ?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
TacoSID138 [OP] TacoSID138 is offline
Senior Member
TacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the rough
 
TacoSID138's Avatar
EMS:
Name: steven
Joined: Mar 2011, #53890
Location: SoCal the valley
Gender: Dude
Posts: 204
TacoSID138's Tacoma Gallery
5100 strut ?

So i got my 5100 struts today and they both came in different lengths.


I changed the clip on the right on the lowest setting, but the one on the left is at the highest and the bottom strut plate is right over it.. im going to run the eibachs with these, so my question is witch on is set right?


thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
Banned
97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed97yota4wd is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Eric
Joined: Aug 2010, #42280
Location: Mesa, AZ
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,032
97yota4wd's Tacoma Gallery
they need to be set on the lowest setting
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 28,021
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
If you're running Eibachs, put them either on the lowest or 0 setting or the next to lowest or .85 setting depending on how much lift you want. The Eibach springs alone give about 1.6" (I got a little more on mine but still under 2"). Don't go higher than the .85 setting though.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #4
TacoSID138 [OP] TacoSID138 is offline
Senior Member
TacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the rough
 
TacoSID138's Avatar
EMS:
Name: steven
Joined: Mar 2011, #53890
Location: SoCal the valley
Gender: Dude
Posts: 204
TacoSID138's Tacoma Gallery
im a first gen, so i know there supposed to be at 0. witch iset the right one to. but the one on the left is at the highest and and the base on the lower strut plate. so i have no idea how to bring it to 0. and i dont get why the lower stuert plates are at different positions...
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983
Pugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shedPugga is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pugga's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Jun 2010, #39131
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Posts: 28,021
Pugga's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoSID138 View Post
im a first gen, so i know there supposed to be at 0. witch iset the right one to. but the one on the left is at the highest and and the base on the lower strut plate. so i have no idea how to bring it to 0. and i dont get why the lower stuert plates are at different positions...
Sorry, my bad

The 0 setting is the one furthest to the bottom. If you slide the spring plate up, there should be a retainer clip that you can undo and slide it down to the lowest setting. Who knows why they were shipped that way, maybe just to screw with you
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #6
TacoSID138 [OP] TacoSID138 is offline
Senior Member
TacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the roughTacoSID138 is a jewel in the rough
 
TacoSID138's Avatar
EMS:
Name: steven
Joined: Mar 2011, #53890
Location: SoCal the valley
Gender: Dude
Posts: 204
TacoSID138's Tacoma Gallery
its cool dude thanks for your help. how would i go about sliding the plate up?? i tired pulling it up but wont work. would it be ok if i lightly hit it with a rubber mallet?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whats the best tool to move the c clamp on 5100 front strut Madams 1st Gen. Tacomas 10 06-15-2011 11:32 AM
Alternative Method: Strut Removal and Strut Disassembly Combined BirdTRD Suspension 69 05-30-2011 08:20 PM
Trailmaster strut, TP 95, replacement strut for Trailmaster lift AaronG Suspension 5 01-29-2011 04:09 PM
strut studs taco_man Suspension 2 12-09-2010 08:01 PM
Leaking Strut pbrcoastie 2nd Gen. Tacomas 6 02-18-2010 05:13 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.