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Adjusting ride height. King Front Coils.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DirtyTacos, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    I just put the king front and rear kit on and left it at 0" (stock height). I went to the desert last weekend and they were amazing. I did about 85mph on fairly ruff terrane. The ride is amazing. My question is, can i adjust the height of the front C/O's with them already in? I tried to do it but it was tuff to compress the coils and i have done it before (to street cars) and it has never been that tuff. Its a weird design, after loosening the pinch bolt it was extremely hard to screw the ring down.

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  2. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Anyone...
     
  3. Apr 11, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    no, not with the resi. i just tried that on thursday on kings with the resi.
     
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    Its so much easier to just take it out and adjust that way. You get very very little movement from the spanner in the coil buckets especially with the resi hose and all.
     
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    You can do it while they are on there, it just takes some more muscle. You do have a spanner wrench right? That is what adjustable coil overs need to be adjusted. If it is too hard just add some leverage to it. Or just take those bad boys off and then adjust them. :cool:
     
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    the resi gets in the way no matter how strong you are
     
  7. Apr 11, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    ^thats what she said....
     
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    Ya i gotta spanner wrench, i just don't think its possible with the resi hose getting in the way as well as the housing where the whole assembly is mounted to. Im just going to have to take em' out.

    Thanks guys
     
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    Forgot about the resi hose being in the way... just remember the 2:1 lift ratio when you decide how much of a lift you want. And I wouldn't go past 2.5" overall lift as it gets really stiff past that.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    plus you trade travel for height
     
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    ^^^ because im going to be doing a lot of off roading im am only lifting it 1" maybe 1.5"
     
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    You just raved about the amazing ride off-raod at 85, why do you want to mess with ride height?
     
  13. Apr 11, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    ^^ I want just A little more clearance. Also for a daily driver its a bit too soft for freeway driving. I think lifting it 1" will be a win win for me.
     
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    Well if you do get past that resi hose being in the way make sure to clean and lube up the threads (i use WD40) real good and try to let it penetrate into the collar for 5minutes. Also, with my spanner wrench I added a 20" handle to it= lots of leverage, easy as stirring coffee now.

    If for some reason your UCA gets in the way, all you need to do is pop off that one pin-locked nut and separate it from the spindle, then just push the UCA all the way up and out of the way.

    Not familiar with KINGS, does that resi hose swivel or is it fixed at that angle?
     
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    I'm pretty sure its like any bango (sp?) fitting and does not move.

    IMO wd40 is terrible and makes things rust (it was not originally ment to be a lubricant), use some silicone spray of dupont teflon spray (used on uniballs)
     
  16. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Ok, will do. Ill try that. ^^^ i agree, I would rather use some sort of lubricant, not wd40 but thats sounds like a great idea.
    Thanks.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    Look at kings website. They sell a special spanner wrench with an angle to it. I got one and it works. I can adjust non the truck!
     
  18. Apr 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Cool, that sounds like it could make my life much easer. Thanks
     
  19. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:37 AM
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    It will. It's a bummer they don't include it tho. Inthink they should.
     
  20. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    wat?
    the aluminum T-handle spanner wrench from king is a POS. saw one brake this weekend. you can do it on the truck, but you need to be careful not to break that spanner. jack up the truck, remove the tire, remove the spindle-UCA nut to seperate it, spray down the collar w/ pb blasters/etc, then get to cranking. it can be done, even w/ the resi's, you just have to work around the hose. like the said above, more leverage is your friend.
     
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