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Any recent Redline hood strut install photos or tips?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SCCAKen, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    SCCAKen

    SCCAKen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks,

    I've searched several times and all I can find is BeefTaco's install thread from 2008 when Redline used bolts for the hood bracket.

    Does anyone have photos of one of the recent pop rivet installs? Any advice or corrections to the factory instructions? I'm planning on a mod day Saturday at a pal's shop.

    thanks,

    Ken (from Atlanta)
     
  2. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Coupe

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    Not great pictures of the struts. I did pop rivet. Make sure you have the right size drill bit (to fit the rivets)

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  3. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    really...mine came with instructions even close up pics of the exact spot on the ruler where you need to drill.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    BUZZ5

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    Did mine w/the rivets,very good instructions to follow,was a breeze.
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  5. Sep 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I gotta do this when I get back. Should have been done from the factory...
     
  6. Sep 8, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    gavonder

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    I did mine awhile back. I remember the instructions being a little backwards about the measurements on the hood.

    Here are my pics.

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  7. Sep 9, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    reg boulette

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    -instructions ask you to remove clips from ball sockets prior to install. Make sure you know how these slide out or you could bend them.
    -on the 2009 there is a seam of sealer where the lower fastener is screwed in. Put some silicone on it, then screw in the bolt.
    -before 'flexing' the lifts prior to installing them, remove (unscrew) the end piece so it won't get damaged pressing it down on a solid surface.
    -pay attention to the way the photographs on the instructions are numbered. I also found it useful to download the .pdf file of instructions in order to enlarge the pictures for greater detail.
    -read the directions a couple of times. Easy to install. Great product.
     
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