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5100's Install Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by glennv, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    glennv

    glennv [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Again, I'm new to Toyota so cut me a little slack. I want to start small and after searching it seems that 5100's are a good start. Are the rear 5100's adjustable too or just the front? And the most important questions is..how difficult are they to install? I'm no mechanic but I've installed a lifts on my 2001 Wrangler and Cherokee. Also replaced the transfer case and installed an SYE. Is it similar to doing the front coils on a Jeep?

    I'm sure I can figure it out but it comes down to time. Can I get this done while my wife is out shopping for a few hours?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    Joe B

    Joe B Well-Known Member

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    The rear install is easy and they aren't adjustable like the fronts.
    The front install is much more difficult and you'll need a spring compressor and a alignment after you're done.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    BLUVVV

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    flowmaster 40, blackout headlights, 10'' infinity subwoofer, custom rear enclosure, kicker mono amp. 5100's set at 2.5'', 32'' pro Comp Xtreme M/T tires, Pioneer dub din head unit, K&N CAI, MB Motorsports V-Drive rims
    The 5100's are not adjustable in the rear...the front is pretty easy to install once you get the coils compressed and on the shock... i think it took me 11/2 -2hrs...with the help of my two buddies (none of us are mechanics) if you know the basics you'll be fine!...good luck
     
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