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5100 question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlueTaco07, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Aug 6, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Few questions. Just installed my 5100's all the way around toytec 2" AAL and eibtech coils. Fronts set at .85.

    Question 1: Will my lift settle down or stay like it is?

    And question 2: Im running stock UCA's :D and there rubbing the coils. Will that be fixed during alignment or do I have to go with Aftermarkets?
     
  2. Aug 6, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    In my experience springs will settle a bit {1/4 -1/2"} in the first month. The springs should not rub. Did the spring turn on the shock while you were compressing the spring? Is the flat ground part of the spring on the top? Sounds like some kind of coil bind is going on.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    The old 885's used to sag , the new 885x springs do not
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    The back of the UCA behined the upper ball joint is actually hitting the coil spring...
     
  5. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    At full droop? or a ride height?
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    While stopped it sits right next to it. Bump hitting any bump hits it up against the coil hold on Ill get a picture
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Can we get a pic of the shock seat please
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Tell me exactly what you mean by that so I can get the right picture
     
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    Yeah, i was thinking he might have installed it upside down.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    And make the picture bigger this time please :D
     
  12. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    [​IMG] Best I can get
     
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    definitely upside down
     
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    YEP. Your installer installed the "pirch" upside down. That's why it looks so high lol. Heres a pic of what it's supposed to look like.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    DO NOT drive it like that. There is nothing holding the c-clip in place and it could snap and shoot the spring off.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    So your saying my truck wont sit as high as it is? :(. And is that why my UCA is hitting the coil?
     
  17. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Yes. You have about 3.5" or more of lift right now with the pirch upside down. Your UCA's are stretched over the max.
     
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    You guys are positive on this? Because the pirch (how it sits now) has a groove where it looks like the end of the coil is supposed to rest on
     
  19. Aug 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Just take it back apart and flip the pirch. Lol. You can't ride around like that.
     
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    Positive. When installed correctly, the spring perch envelopes the c-clip, holding it in place.
     
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