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5100 strut ?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacoSID138, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    So i got my 5100 struts today and they both came in different lengths.
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    I changed the clip on the right on the lowest setting, but the one on the left is at the highest and the bottom strut plate is right over it.. im going to run the eibachs with these, so my question is witch on is set right?
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    thanks.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    they need to be set on the lowest setting
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    If you're running Eibachs, put them either on the lowest or 0 setting or the next to lowest or .85 setting depending on how much lift you want. The Eibach springs alone give about 1.6" (I got a little more on mine but still under 2"). Don't go higher than the .85 setting though.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    im a first gen, so i know there supposed to be at 0. witch iset the right one to. but the one on the left is at the highest and and the base on the lower strut plate. so i have no idea how to bring it to 0. and i dont get why the lower stuert plates are at different positions...:confused:
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Pugga

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    Sorry, my bad :eek:

    The 0 setting is the one furthest to the bottom. If you slide the spring plate up, there should be a retainer clip that you can undo and slide it down to the lowest setting. Who knows why they were shipped that way, maybe just to screw with you :D
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    its cool dude thanks for your help. how would i go about sliding the plate up?? i tired pulling it up but wont work. would it be ok if i lightly hit it with a rubber mallet?
     
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