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5100's came today..should they look like this?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SlimDigg, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    SlimDigg

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    [​IMG]

    These are for a 2001.

    The part numbers are all correct.

    The question is:

    Are the rear shocks supposed to be the same length?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    :frusty: I would call the company you got them from.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    One side is different length than the other. Take off the stock ones to see which is which. I cant remember off hand.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Really. Is this on 2nd gens also?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    1st Gens, only. Driver side is the short side, and the longer one is passenger side.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    The truck is currently sitting in the Toyota dealership parking lot. There is a 5 inch hole in the frame and they basically said I couldn't drive it.

    The dealership is 20 minutes away so seeing the truck or taking it apart is out of the question right this second.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    So what you're saying is, this is perfectly normal.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    That is correct. The reason for that, is because of the way the shocks are mounted on your truck. One shock goes towards the front of the vehicle, and the other towards the rear of the vehicle and they are slightly different in length.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    actually they mount the same on the 2nd gens.. one to the front one to the rear.............

    pass side to the front and drivers side to the rear
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    OR, passenger side =long shock

    drivers side= short shock

    (rears only just did it)
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    One more question.

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    In this photo, the snap ring is on the leftmost or 2.5" lift setting. Is that correct? The black ring (coil seat?) is also put on correctly?

    The is also a rubber band around this part:

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    Is that for a reason?

    I know the questions are pretty green but i've heard of people here having problems getting parts installed upside down, and i'm really not into having to do this twice.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    They should'nt have been set at all but the snap ring in question is set at the highest setting


    lol, take off the rubber band

    & yes the spring seat is on right
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    i knew i'd get some kind of shit for the rubber band question, just shows how noob i am :D

    What do you mean the ring shouldn't have been set at all...it should have came disassembled and with instructions? I want the snap ring moved to the stock setting so it'll have to be moved. I'm guessing there is a special tool for that?
     
  14. Oct 25, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    You can move the snap ring with your fingers...it's easy.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    Should say right on the rear shocks which side they are for.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    they do, I wasn't sure if they should be the same length or not, just wanted clarification.
     
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