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Because Baja!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Brandon###, May 10, 2013.

  1. May 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    The springs are 14" tall uncompressed.

    The front shocks have 2 height settings. Can you measure the distance from your bottom spring mount to the top of the TRD/Bilstein label, so I can tell which one is used from the factory?

    edit: I guess you could tell which setting is being used without measuring. If you can see the groove just above the TRD/Bilstein label they must use the higher setting.
     
  2. May 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Dafaq?
     
  3. May 24, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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  4. May 24, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Okay thank you! Now if I could just get a confirmation on the spring rate.


    He was being sarcastic about the "bead lock style" ring on the TRD wheels.

    Cool! Do you have any clue what the spring rate is on those springs?
     
  5. May 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    I thought they were 650 as well...
     
  6. May 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    Cool. I might pick up a set of the 14" x 3" 700 lbs coils and see what happens. I have a lot of extra weight up front. Bumper, winch, and skids add about 240 Lbs to the front of my truck.
     
  7. May 25, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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    Nice!!:cool: I want to see how it looks with that add a leaf

    Did you notice the snap rings on your front shocks are in different spots?

    Did you happen to mark which shock was left and which one was the right shock?


    It would be helpful if someone with a Baja could post a pic of the bottom spring mount of the front shocks.
     
  8. May 25, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    I will take some pictures of mine soon. I will be busy durring the weekend though.
     
  9. May 25, 2013 at 8:14 AM
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    It looks like the shock with the part # ending in AF is the right shock (passenger side), and the part # AB is the left side


    Maybe the difference in height is to compensate for the "Taco Lean"
     
  10. May 25, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    So I just dropped off the truck and took a look at the shocks and noticed the heights are set differently. I was thinking the same thing, probably to offset the taco lean, told the mechanic about it.

    Hopefully everything is straightforward, he was confused as to what the other mounts were for and other than offering the suggestion that they were to move the brake lines elsewhere I was of little help.

    If anyone know of online instructions dealers reference for the kit please let me know, might save on some labor time.
     
  11. May 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    I asked the dealer and was told that there haven't been any instruction manuals written as of now, even though there is a sticker on the box that says the instructions are available on Toyota's electronic information system.
     
  12. May 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    Cool, thanks. I'm just sitting in a Starbucks, approx 4 more hours to go. lol
     
  13. May 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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    Cool, sounds like you will be the first one to install it 100%. Did you do any "before" measurements?
     
  14. May 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    Yep. I found it a little difficult to measure from center hub though so I did from floor to wheel well. Will measure when I'm done in the same spot in my driveway at home and post the numbers.
     
  15. May 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    I'm installing the airbags and icon aal's too though so might be different.
     
  16. May 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    Ran out and looked at my truck. The drivers side is set at the higher setting and the passenger side is at the lower setting.
     
  17. May 25, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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    Getting there!

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  18. May 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    I just finished the driver's side

    [​IMG]


    It is only 1/4" lower than the passenger side with the toytec ulk

    ^i like how the shop oriented your remote reservoir so the line is pointed straight back.

    Can you ask them what size the nut is on the front bump stops? I am having hell trying to get a wrench in there and figuring out what size it is.
     
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  19. May 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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    I'm back at the coffee shop waiting for it to be done but I can ask when he calls me to pick it up.
     
  20. May 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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    Looks like you have the rear res. shock reversed. Here's how my Baja is.the braided line isnt stretched. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369523450.560019.jpg

    Steve
     
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