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5100 install idea

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ST088, May 8, 2010.

  1. May 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    ST088

    ST088 [OP] Active Member

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    Tell me if this is a stupid, good or ok idea.

    I was thinking about buying a set of OEM springs and a set of 5100, and get a friend of mine to drop everything off at the only shop I trust 100 miles away from me and get them to install the 5100 on the springs. Then after he picks them up for me I can install them myself and take the factory spring and shock and turn around and sell it on EBAY. I looked and OEM springs are around $160.00. Thanks for your opinion.
     
  2. May 8, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    If you are going to go through the trouble of taking everything off, you might as well get a $20 spring compressor and do it yourself.

    As for the ebay idea, you should give back to TW and sell them to your fellow members first.
     
  3. May 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Yes that is a good idea, especially if you're uncomfortable with spring compressors, like myself :eek: that shit'll kill you if you don't know what you're doing
     
  4. May 8, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    I'm looking to install mine pretty much the same way, although a good shop is a bit closer for me. Made sense when I thought it through, just waiting til I have them time to disassemble, reassemble and get an alignment.
     
  5. May 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Yeah it's not a crazy hard job, if there's a place closer I would look into that, save some gas :)
     
  6. May 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    What kind of weird experience have you had with spring compressors?
    This scares you?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    ST088

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    The shop is loacted in West Monroe, Louisiana. It is within a mile of both Skyjacker and Superlift, and works with both of them. I know that it will be done right there. I would hate to screw up something.
     
  8. May 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    It's pretty hard to screw up and there is a DIY thread on installing them
     
  9. May 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    AvsFanTRD: yes, having no experience with that stuff and the fact that a buttload of force is at hand, I'd rather not mess with it. I honestly just don't trust myself :eek:
     
  10. May 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    understandable, I was just trying to save the guy a couple hundred $. They really don't have to be compressed that far to switch them out. but to each his own...
     
  11. May 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I can attest to the force a compressed Tacoma spring has:

    [​IMG]
     
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