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5100's installed on lowest/stock setting and still nose high. What's the deal???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hygieneboy, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    hygieneboy

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    My local Toyota dealer installed my 5100 Bilstein shocks today on stock springs.
    I purchased the Bilsteins from Toytec but there's an issue obviously by the pictures.
    I had them use the lowest/stock height setting.
    The front end looks like I gained about 5 inches in height. WTH?

    I have a 2013 Tacoma Prerunner SR5 2.7 2WD

    Is my front end too light?
    Will the springs settle and lower?
    Is something installed incorrectly by the dealer?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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  3. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    5 inches?? That's definitely not right lol. You shouldn't have gained any height on the stock setting with stock springs. Post pics
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Oh you beat me to it :p
     
  5. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    They mounted the bottom plate upside down...
     
  6. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    Looks like the installed the coil things upside down I think...could be wrong but I think those are supposed to go down...not up
     
  7. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    As bullettooth said, the spring plate is upside down. Take that shit back..
     
  8. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    This. Lol haven't seen that one before
     
  9. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Yep the spring plate is upside down.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    whats your measurements from hub to fender?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    Sure looks that way. :facepalm:
     
  12. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    i'm curious just to know..lol..but agreed its upside down
     
  13. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    X10....yup the bottom spring bracket is upside down and I know this from personal experience lol. Take it back and have them redo it.
     
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    x1000 upside down is the problem
     
  15. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    So yea...that's a good 3-4" of lift or so. Good thing you're a pre-runner, you're CV angles would be crazy with that much lift lol
     
  16. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    Yikes! Get that truck back to a shop ASAP. It is dangerous to be driving it that way.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    I'm at the dealer fighting with them as we speak the driver side shock was definatitely damaged

    image.jpg
     
  18. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    Another angle. Sway bar/ control arm strike?

    image.jpg
     
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    I wouldn't drive it at all. The lower spring perch is supposed to surround the clip keeping it in it's channel. It wouldn't take very much at all at this point to pop the clip out and cause some real damage.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    Should both shocks be replaced or just the damaged drivers side?
     
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