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5100, Stock coil and Taco Lean ????

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 03DBLCABTACO, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    If i use 5100's at 2.5 with the stock coils, which i believe are different for left and right will this result in my truck leaning to the pass side ???
    i have the tsb springs in the rear, and am looking to level my truck as there is about 2.0 inch difference from front to rear.. that is the rear is 2.0 higher
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    KenLyns

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    If you are reusing stock coils, the lean should be no different with 5100s compared to stock shocks.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    thanks. planning on install thurs or fri..along with lr uca's. 5100's will be here tomorrow..i appreciate your response.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Left and right coils are the same.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    According to Chris4x2 the left coil is longer. Never checked this myself - went the expensive route and bought coilovers.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    I, too, understand the (left & right) coils to be of the same length. :confused:

    Note, however, that the so-called Taco lean refers to our trucks' tendency to lean toward the driver, not passenger, side.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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  8. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    If it was a choice between chris4x4 and you and it was about Tacos no question about it :bowdown:chris4x4:bowdown: the Taco Guru.
    And if the coils are the same why does the driver side one have white & blue paint on it and the passenger side have white & red paint on it?
     
  9. Oct 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    The coils are different PNs according to the parts catalog. I don't think there's a need to keep the left and right coils handed unless there's a length difference.

    BTW, for anyone trying to measure the amount of lean (or adjusting a coilcover perch to take it out) , be sure to measure while the sway bar is disconnected, or the results will be inconsistent.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    There is a difference in length (2 different part #s) to prevent Taco Lean.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    Interesting. Thanks for the education! I don't remember any obvious difference in the OME 881 coils I bought earlier this year. Probably a dumb question, but were they also two different lengths?
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    No that's why the driver side should get the trim packer.
     
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