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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Billstein 5100 easy install method

I just installed 5100s on my front end this week and used this method. It was really easy and simple even for myself who had never done this before. It took me about an hour since I was careful not to screw anything up. I set mine at a 1.75" lift to level mt Taco out. Also I would recommend an alignment afterwards. My toe-in was out on both front tires.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVLBOnAifc

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??? don't see anything
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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I was trying to embed it. oh well. heres the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVLBOnAifc
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #6
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Good Job. First i've seen of that video.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #8
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My bad. I didnt see that post when I was looking for install methods in the threads
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #9
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Looks easy enough. Thanks
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #10
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do you HAVE TO disconnect the bottom A arm from the steering or does that just make it "easier" to take out the shock
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #11
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^ makes it way easier. I used this method twice and works fine. Just remember to let the coil uncompress very slow & don't let the jack "jerk" it downward.
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Ya I had to make them pretty loose so they would drop down far enough but you don't have to take them off. Just make sure you mark them like they say in the video before you loosen them
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I actually disconnected the LCA from the steering knuckle and that was a big mistake, The LCA wouldnt jack back up because of how stiff the new spring was so i ended up having to compress the spring with a crowbar enough to get the LCA up to reinstall the bolts, It was a bitch and i can say from expierence, RENT A SPRING COMPRESSOR if your installing new springs.
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so i'm confused this is legit or should you not do it this way. I have a set of 5100 and eibach that i need to put on and this seems more convinient than driving into town and paying 400 bucks
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It is a legit way unless your new springs are too long then you will need the spring compressors. Auto part stores will rent or loan the compressors no need to pay someone $400 to do it.
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It is a legit way unless your new springs are too long then you will need the spring compressors. Auto part stores will rent or loan the compressors no need to pay someone $400 to do it.
are the eibach coild from toytec too long? if not these bad boysare going on tomorrow
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I made this video and I have used this method several times. BTW I have used this method with OME 885 springs and it works well.
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I like how the first thing in the video says not to try this at home. I know a few people have done it. But I would never do it this way. I've seen what can happen when a spring unloads to fast.
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I made this video and I have used this method several times.

But the admins here said I cannot post my video because they think it is dangerous and a liability even though I provided a warning on the video.
well I will take the warning into consideration but i would like to know if the eibach springs that are part of the 3" lift with bilsteins are too long?
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