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Are my 5100’s upside down?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 02blancotaco, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    ggsatori

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    poor op changing them back and forth...
     
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  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Sometimes I consider trading my third for a first so I don’t have to be associated with this crap. Frkn unreal.

    Hey op, silver lining: you learned a few things and you’ll be real good at rear shock installs from here on out. Glad you got it straightened out.
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    Life lesson learned

    Everyone on the internet knows what they're talking about:rofl:
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    You need thicker skin or get off the inter webs if it bothers you that much.o_O
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Joke much? :cookiemonster:
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Largely because most 3rd gen owners are emotionally unintelligent and let their hormones and emotions control their actions. Like this guy:

    maybe there's a correlation between age and ego, or generation of taco and ego - hmm
    oh well, everyone learns in their own way
     
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I’m NOT an expert. I did read once to always mount them logo up. I’d call or check with manufacturer on your specific model as I do know some are boot down.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:28 PM
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    @808veedub

    Sall good and no worries. Have a beer cause it’s hella hot out today!

    :cheers:
     
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  10. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM
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    You are a daring man, based on the excellent advice received so far...I have Icons, some posts speak negatively about them (and everything else, including Icecream in summer), but I have had great performance from my Icon gear.
     
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  11. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    It doesn't matter which way they face.

    One school of thought is outter tube on top for less un-sprung weight. Turn them the other way (outer tube on bottom) if you feel like it.

    I've had them with the outer tube on the bottom for like 7 years. My truck hasn't exploded. Shocks still work, too!
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    I think it does matter based of the strut design, especially when you bottom out. The flow of oil in the strut is designed based on orientation and which side is up matters how is is displaced when piston moves (where the gas pocket is).
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Nothing to get excited about
    now they're upside down.
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    that design you have as your avatar would make a good looking sticker;):D

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  15. Aug 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    That's entirely possible, however I've never noticed any driveability or performance issues with my "up-side-down" 5100s.

    That may be more of an issue with more expensive shocks, but I get the feeling these $80 shocks couldn't care less what orientation they're in.
     
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  16. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    Nothing to get excited about
    You're right. I should make some.
     
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  17. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    Idk works great for meScreenshot_20190805-122246_Chrome.jpg 20190811_142157.jpg
     
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  18. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:54 PM
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    Thanks man I gotta remember to keep that in mind?
     
  19. Aug 15, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    I found a set of factory leaf spring off a 2003 tacoma they have 129k on them, and I got the guy down to $100 so it seem like a steal. But I would like to get another opinion. Based on this picture do these spring still look like they have some life left in them, I think I’ll just throw some new bushing in them before I put them on my truck.

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  20. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    ROPE HOOKS, the only mod that matters
    Pass.

    I couldn't give away my springs if I wanted; after I installed my OME Dakar's, I took the factory leaf springs to the recycling/dump.
     
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