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Old 06-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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5100's installed on lowest/stock setting and still nose high. What's the deal???

My local Toyota dealer installed my 5100 Bilstein shocks today on stock springs.
I purchased the Bilsteins from Toytec but there's an issue obviously by the pictures.
I had them use the lowest/stock height setting.
The front end looks like I gained about 5 inches in height. WTH?

I have a 2013 Tacoma Prerunner SR5 2.7 2WD

Is my front end too light?
Will the springs settle and lower?
Is something installed incorrectly by the dealer?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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My local Toyota dealer installed my 5100 Bilstein shocks today on stock springs.
I purchased the Bilsteins from Toytec but there's an issue obviously by the pictures.
I had them use the lowest/stock height setting.
The front end looks like I gained about 5 inches in height. WTH?

I have a 2013 Tacoma Prerunner SR5 2.7 2WD

Is my front end too light?
Will the springs settle and lower?
Is something installed incorrectly by the dealer?

5 inches?? That's definitely not right lol. You shouldn't have gained any height on the stock setting with stock springs. Post pics
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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They mounted the bottom plate upside down...
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Looks like the installed the coil things upside down I think...could be wrong but I think those are supposed to go down...not up
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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As bullettooth said, the spring plate is upside down. Take that shit back..
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #8
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They mounted the bottom plate upside down...
This. Lol haven't seen that one before
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whats your measurements from hub to fender?
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They mounted the bottom plate upside down...
Sure looks that way.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #12
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i'm curious just to know..lol..but agreed its upside down
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #13
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X10....yup the bottom spring bracket is upside down and I know this from personal experience lol. Take it back and have them redo it.
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So yea...that's a good 3-4" of lift or so. Good thing you're a pre-runner, you're CV angles would be crazy with that much lift lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #16
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Yikes! Get that truck back to a shop ASAP. It is dangerous to be driving it that way.
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I'm at the dealer fighting with them as we speak the driver side shock was definatitely damaged
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #18
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Another angle. Sway bar/ control arm strike?
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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I wouldn't drive it at all. The lower spring perch is supposed to surround the clip keeping it in it's channel. It wouldn't take very much at all at this point to pop the clip out and cause some real damage.
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Should both shocks be replaced or just the damaged drivers side?
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