Delta00's 2002 Tacoma 4WD

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

Second gen rear shock install...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #41
Senior Member
FTB530 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Sep 2010, #43186
Location: Yuba City Ca.
Gender: Male
Posts: 172
FTB530's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacoyota View Post
It's not that allens wont fit the wrench, it's they way you use the allen key to hold the shaft from turning to allow the open end wrench to tighten the bolt. I'm gonna train brain to sorta "feel" 15 ft/lb and do a close enough thing.
I wonder how the stealerships do it. They must have a special tool.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #42
senile member
Tacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoyota is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Tacoyota's Avatar
Navy: Ex Navy. subs
Joined: Jul 2009, #20028
Location: North of Cali, South of Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,969
Tacoyota's Tacoma Gallery
You can buy an extension, use open end/socket and adjust the math for leverage. I wonder if a socketed allen on the torque wrench/open end on the nut could accurately do 15ft/lb.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #43
Senior Member
esse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shedesse10 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
esse10's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2009, #27076
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 264
esse10's Tacoma Gallery
crows foot

Use a crows foot wrench attached to the torque wrench on the top nut and hold the shaft with either the allen key wrench or a big vicegrip plairs. ta ta guys..
Attached Thumbnails
Second gen rear shock install...-crows.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #44
The Anti-Bling
TheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedTheosTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TheosTaco's Avatar
Name: Theo
Joined: Mar 2013, #100091
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,091
TheosTaco's Tacoma Gallery
This is becoming more difficult than I anticipated...



Dang thing nut wont break free!
Ideas?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 01:45 PM   #45
Junior Member
Sharx is on a distinguished road
Joined: Apr 2014, #128279
Location: San Jose, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 4
Sharx's Tacoma Gallery
Just finished 5100 install on rear of my '13 2wd PR v6 Access and it was pretty easy after following your instructions. Only trouble I had was getting new bottom bushing into bracket. Had to jimmie it and use screwdriver through bushing to line up. Took a small Vice grip on flat sided top of shift and small Crescent/14mm wrench on nut. Wasn't hard to remove either original. If Bilstein would have included both parts bags so I didn't have to go down to ACE, I would have had it even easier. I am guessing I saved at least a C- note by DIY. Completely unloaded rear (BAK F-1 inc.), test drove it and it's a whole lot better than stock, especially on body lean and small bumps that would bounce OEM'S off the ground. Do this for (my Amazon deal 86 ea.) you'll be glad ya did.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #46
Junior Member
blazer69 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jul 2014, #135164
Gender: Male
Posts: 19
blazer69's Tacoma Gallery
hey, trying to remove and install one 5100 that blew.

I was trying to remove the top bolt with the 5mm Allen key and having troubles getting it loosened off. the bolt where alen key goes is stripped and I can get the shock off.

any suggestions on how to fix?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 09:12 PM   #47
chris4x4 [OP] chris4x4 is offline
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 103,387
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by blazer69 View Post
hey, trying to remove and install one 5100 that blew.

I was trying to remove the top bolt with the 5mm Allen key and having troubles getting it loosened off. the bolt where alen key goes is stripped and I can get the shock off.

any suggestions on how to fix?
Try to hold it with vice grips
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 04:02 PM   #48
Senior Member
texvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
texvet61's Avatar
Army: split:1979-1981 Tow Gunner 1st Batt. 7th Inf// 1985-1990 Master Gunner M1A1 2/67 Armor
Joined: Dec 2014, #144889
Location: Louisville KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 124
texvet61's Tacoma Gallery
I am installing my rear Blister 5100's on my 2009 Tacoma;
I know installing rear shocks isn't rocket science, but I got my 5100's today and I'd be lying if I didn't say I am a little confused, to say the least, the stock bilstein 4600's had the usual; steel washer-bushing-steel washer-frame-nut... the 5100's came with two bushings, 2 heavy steel washers and and what looks to be an aluminum washer, no instructions, and although I have searched I can't find a detailed install schematic that shows placement of all bushings/washers. My Truck is in the garage on my hi-lift so if I could get a confirmation ASAP that would be great, otherwise I will go with my gut... which is
silver steel washer-bushing-frame-bushing-black steel washer-aluminum washer-nut
am I correct?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 04:05 PM   #49
Senior Member
texvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtexvet61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
texvet61's Avatar
Army: split:1979-1981 Tow Gunner 1st Batt. 7th Inf// 1985-1990 Master Gunner M1A1 2/67 Armor
Joined: Dec 2014, #144889
Location: Louisville KY
Gender: Male
Posts: 124
texvet61's Tacoma Gallery
sorry, read the thread too fast, found what I was looking for
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear shock install 85yote09taco Suspension 11 03-08-2014 03:07 PM
OME rear shock install on 1st gen questions. Matic Suspension 7 08-17-2011 11:28 AM
Shock Question: Will rear shocks from 1st Gen fit 2nd Gen? Anthony 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 03-04-2010 06:57 AM
Rear Shock Install HARDSHELLTACO 1st Gen. Tacomas 9 04-29-2009 06:41 AM


Copyright © 2015 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.