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Beating the dead horse: Taco Lean

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by malander, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    I have bilstein 5100s set at 0" with OME 883 coils. After about a week with this set up I threw in a top plate spacer for the driver side...that was about a year ago. As I measure (on level ground) I'm still sitting 0.5"-0.75" lower on the driver side. Have I done everything I can do besides get adjustable coilovers? Should I just do donuts everyday for an hour? Anyone?
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Sorry, I don't have an answer for ya, sounds like your coils have settled.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    At least the drivers side has. I drove around with 200lbs in the passenger seat footwell but it got old having passengers with their knees to their chest and I always got questioned about it
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Take out the 1/4" taco lean spacer and put in a 1" top plate spacer or buy coils that have 1" more lift than the ones on the truck now and put one of them on the driver's side or just quit looking and measuring? Sorry, that's all I got.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Throw a slightly longer shackle on the driver's side?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Aw, shit wasn't thinkin right. You have 5100s so just set the driver's side spring perch on the .85 preload setting and call it good..........no need to purchase any additional stuff. It may ride weird having stiffer coil on one side but hey, it'll be level.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    The rear end is pretty new actually so the lean isn't that bad in the rear. I don't want to add lift since the cv angles are already pretty bad. I guess I'm just looking for ideas to lower my pass side
     
  8. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    Is it very noticable? I'd just let it be.

    My passenger rear is much higher than the drivers side, I guess I'll try to get it level when I buy a new leaf pack, until then I'm just going to make them jelly.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    It's noticeable to me and it kinda pisses me off that I buy new parts and they settle unevenly when the coils that had 110xxx miles on them were dead even
     
  10. Sep 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    It is very odd, and what concerns me is spending 700 dollars on a new Dakar leaf pack and then still have the lean! :rolleyes:

    You could try parking on an un even surface where your passenger side is being compressed more than the drivers side, it will relieve some of the lean.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    I have ome's too sand they settled but it was even...

    Edit: wait a minute, you have a spacer on your driver side and the passenger is still Almost an inch higher?

    did you check before you installed if one coil was longer or driver side specific?

    i can't remember if mine were but that is a large difference...
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    The lean isn't very noticeable from the rear end, just a little bit and im running allpro expos...but I really am not worried about the lean out back. I'll try stacking some wood or something but I don't know how much that will help
     
  13. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    That is correct. Coils are the same 883s
     
  14. Sep 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Try pulling out the coils/struts and switching sides and see what happens! It's free right.
     
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    I've read online someone trying that and it not correcting problem, which brings up another theory of the frames being bent rather than the weight causing the lean.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Oh shit don't even get me started on my frame :(. It's going to rust out before I reach 150,000
     
  17. Sep 8, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    When you're lifted, it's ten times more noticeable.
     
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    That about explains it. I doubt many people would think it was the same suspension set up if they saw pictures of each side individually.
     
  19. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    I would try it at least before spending money on anything, whether it does anything or not,
    process of elimination by buying new things can get expensive.

    Good point I didn't even think about the frame.
     
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