1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Aww yea 5100's & 885's!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tacoluver, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:05 PM
    #101
    Tacoluver

    Tacoluver [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Member:
    #20595
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Norcal
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road shortbed
    Volant cold air intake, RevTek 3" Lift, Snug Top Toneau cover, Kenwood Navi, Jamoshi grill
    So this got me thinking and sure enough it looks like I did install the perches upside down. The good news is that the ride is nice and after measuring I gained about 1/2" of lift over the 3" REvtek lift. Bad news is I don't feel like redoing this. The spring seems to be seated on the perch securely and my guess is that it's similiar to if I would have set it the .85" setting. So I'm gonna keep an eye on it for a week or so. Also, now my truck is higher in the front and I gotta do something about it if I decide to leave my struts the way they are.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 4:27 AM
    #102
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    109,800
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2019 Rubicon 4 Door,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    With the spring seat upside down, there is a chance they can break. have seen it happen. You need to get them fixed.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 5:36 AM
    #103
    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Member:
    #16324
    Messages:
    2,306
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    Yes I thought the same thing but when you put them in the correct way the collar/perch slips down over the snapring and captures it so it cannot work it's way out.

    It may never cone out like it is but there is a lot of force on it and if it ever does it will release the spring and you will be S.O.L. and up the proverbial creek without a paddle.

    Yeah it is a lot of work to swap it, but you can put it on the .85 setting and be sure it is safe. Hope you can get the time to do it.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    #104
    Tacoluver

    Tacoluver [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Member:
    #20595
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Norcal
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road shortbed
    Volant cold air intake, RevTek 3" Lift, Snug Top Toneau cover, Kenwood Navi, Jamoshi grill
    Right I don't wanna take the chance. Funny thing is the day after install when parked on level ground I noticed it raked in the front. I measured and found that it's 7/8" higher up on the driver side and 5/8" higher on the passenger side than the rear. So it's almost as if it's on the .85" setting.

    It doesn't appear that it would work it's way out but I don't want anything to break as Chris mentioned. And I don't plan on investing in paddles! So looks like I'm back to the drawing board this weekend.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM
    #105
    forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Member:
    #24398
    Messages:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    06 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Bilstein 5100 set at 0, OME 885 coils, 1/2" Top Plate Spacer, Light Racing Upper Control Arms, Alcan AAL, 17" Moto Metal 951 ALL BLACK, 285/70/17 BFG A/T, Depo Black Housing Headlamps, Onex 4300K HID/3000K Fogs, FLM, Toyota Optional Skid Plate, Avid Offroad Sliders, K&N Drop In Filter, Centric Posi-Quiet Front Brake Pads, USA-Spec DF-Toy, Sirius Sportster 4
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    #106
    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Member:
    #16324
    Messages:
    2,306
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    If it makes you feel any better I will be removing mine and raising them up to .85.
    I found some 1 1/2" AAls so that should level it out.

    Best of luck but at least you know what has to be done and the second time is usually a lot easier.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:57 PM
    #107
    Tacoluver

    Tacoluver [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Member:
    #20595
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Norcal
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road shortbed
    Volant cold air intake, RevTek 3" Lift, Snug Top Toneau cover, Kenwood Navi, Jamoshi grill
    Looks great! Just posted a comment on your thread. Yea still usure if I want to go with the spacer or .85" setting. I wonder what would be the safest bet?
    Thanks alot. No worries here. Luckily I like wrenching and I also have a good idea of how it will feel if I do decide to set them to .85". Definately liveable, a world of difference from the REvtek lift.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:50 PM
    #108
    Tacoluver

    Tacoluver [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Member:
    #20595
    Messages:
    180
    Gender:
    Male
    Norcal
    Vehicle:
    TRD Off Road shortbed
    Volant cold air intake, RevTek 3" Lift, Snug Top Toneau cover, Kenwood Navi, Jamoshi grill
    I just reinstalled these correctly, set the perch at 0" and used my old 1/2" top plate spacers. After removing and reassembling it was pretty clear that my springs were preloaded alot. This explained the bouncy, jarring feeling I was getting going over bumps and stuff. So now the ride is exactly what I hoped for which is a nice a smooth happy medium ready for my daily commute. Ride height is right back where it was with the old Revtek setup which was about 3" of lift. So what this tells me is that the newer 885 x's are a 2.5" lift spring and must be used in conjunction with a top plate spacer to acheive 3" of lift. Hope my mistakes help someone down the road.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2009 at 3:19 PM
    #109
    OH-MAN

    OH-MAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Member:
    #16324
    Messages:
    2,306
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Sunny Az.
    Vehicle:
    10 4X4 O.R. White
    TRD skid painted black,
    Glad you had the time to swap them around.
    If the little snap ring decided to jump ship it would be a crappy day.
    Looks like I may get started on mine tomorrow.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    #110
    01taquito

    01taquito "thats what she said"

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Member:
    #6410
    Messages:
    466
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    joe
    san antonio
    Vehicle:
    01 pre-runner sr5 quad-cab
    Bilsteins 5100's front and back. Wheelers add a leaf
    im worn out just reading all that went down
     

Products Discussed in

To Top