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5100's done today

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pudge151, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    pudge151

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    i got all 4 of my 5100's in today on the 08 TRD Sport DC. i took the front coil setup down to a local garage and he changed them over for me in about 15 minutes for a 12 pk or Rolling Rock. ha, sweet deal. then i got them back on and did the rears. i had him set them at .85 and i am happy with that. i didnt want to be nose high and need to spend more money to lift the rear. took me about 5 hours.

    i got just about 1.5" of lift out of this. i was at 34.5" up front and now i am just a hair under 36". the rear is currently 36" as well but getting the TSB springs done this week. should i expect those fronts to settle? i am ok with them as they are just a little surprised i got 1.5 inches out of the .85 setting

    ill post pics when i get the tsb
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    I wonder why you got 1.5" of lift from the .85" setting :notsure:

    I am trying to decide if I want to set mine .85" or 1.75"

    Would you mind posting pics before the TSB?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    pudge151

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    i will try to get some pics tomorrow, it sits perfectly level with no TSB, nothin in the bed and the fronts set at .85
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    Mine sits perfectly level as well at the .85 setting. Actually at some angles it looks ass low. I have a DC prerunner so I figured that it just got more lift because it was a prerunner as opposed to a heavier 4wd.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Huh.. I wonder why the extra lift even at the .85 setting.. Will there be that much of settle? How was the job? I am contemplating a DIY myself..
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    the job itself isnt that bad. i followed the tutorial posted here and it went well. i would suggest NOT trying to compress the coils to change the shock my your self. i took them to a shop and he told me his $800 machine was tested as much as it ever had been.

    it took me about 4 or 5 hours but i also did the rear 5100's and while i was at it rotated the tires. not a too bad at all
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    oh i was going to ask you guys. the rear boots were all bunched up and bent wierd when the shocks compressed, i snipped the zip tie and it looks better now and seems ok, should i put a new one on?

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  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    He either has a lousy $800 compressor, or he installed the spring seats upside-down. I set up 5100s at .85" with a Branick 7400 (< $700) and it was a piece of cake.

    Or, maybe he was just trying to guilt you into a 24-pack. :D Seriously though, you may want to check the orientation of the spring seats. It would account for his problems, and your unexpected lift.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    they are sitting right as far as i could tell. hes owned his own shop for like 30 years and has never done me wrong


    its a manual unit that he has not pneumatic btw if that makes a difference

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  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    ok so i went for a short ride and it has sat for a day. it has settles in the front by 1/2 inch, so i got 1 inch lift from the .85 setting as of now. looks good and rides GREAT

    1st pic is before, 2nd in the rain is after

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  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    those are correct.
    it's kind of hard not to install correctly if you actually look at the seats. there is an obvious step machined into the inside that sits on the ring.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    gotta love the ride!
     
  14. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Agreed. :rolleyes: Lousy spring compressor or mechanic's exaggeration.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    i just slid mine further down the shock until they were straight and not bunched up when sitting still on the driveway...the zip tie just helps hold it onto the shock so it won't get bunched up...i would put a zip tie on it and slide it down far as you could...if the suspension extends( like when a tire is up in the air or when you are having your tires rotated at the shop or something) then it will slide up to the proper position
     
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