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Billstein 5100 easy install method

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Holyfather, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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    TwzteD

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    how hard is it to align the alignment cams back up after? they just slide right back in? just want to know everything before hand.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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    You don't remove them. They rotate. When you loosen the bolt And move the LCA they may rotate. When you are done just rotate them back to the marks you left. One side of each cam has a place for a wrench to help turn the cam.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    gotcha thanks for your help.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    Trying to remove top shaft bolt and the rod it is on which runs through the shock is just turning with it. What do I do?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    There's no hole in the shaft for an Allen wrench on my 2013 Double cab.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    Did this today and it worked like a champ. About 1 1/2 hours and I was done. Thanks for the Video!!!
     
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  8. Mar 18, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks for the video! Used it last weekend to install some 5100's. Came out great.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Thank you very much for your video. Do you know if these torque values are the same for all 2nd gens? I have a 2010 and just wanted to cover all the bases before doing this. Thanks.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    These are the same for all second gen. 6 lug.

    So you will be fine.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    Thanks again, DDD. Used your you-tube for the second time yesterday. Now have 5100s installed.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    looking to replace shocks and add spacer lift...I do not off road at all just like the height of a lift
    Planning my install of 5100s this weekend was a little worried about it since I am not a wrnecher...I have a friend who is helping out and with all the info and the video it seems like we will be fine...thanks ddd for the write up and the updating of the video and this thread with the torque specs and to everyone else that has tried this and reported back positively...
     
  13. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    I installed 5100's all around last weekend and didn't have to remove the sway bar. Took me longer than necessary because removing the top nut on the old shock was a pain.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    I've been reading this forum for a while, but had to chime in on this way of changing front coil overs. I just finished my fourth swap (2nd truck) and this is BY FAR much easier than screwing around with my spring compressor. 1 1/2 hours from wheels up to wheels down. Never felt any danger during the process, unlike using compressors. Great thread!
     
  15. Jul 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    Video looks great, but where is your sway bar? Maybe I just don't see it. For me, it was in the way when installing the longer strut assembly, thanks.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Saw the above info, so just the sway bar linkage was removed? The part that you hold the center with an allen key or the entire sway bar itself gets removed.?
     
  17. Jul 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    I completely removed the sway bar.

    But other people have done it by just disconnecting the links.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2013 at 4:44 AM
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    I just did another Taco since my last post and didn't have to do anything with the sway bar either time. They slid down and away from the bar on both an 07 and an 09.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    Going for it this morning. The guys at Les Shwab tried to talk me out of doing this and bringing the struts into them after I removed them from the truck. This looks way easier. They'll be surprised when I walk in this morning "alive" to get an alignment. Thanks for all the info.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Done! Finished it in a little more then an hour and that included making a cup of coffee in the middle of it. Did not touch the sway bar linkage at all and found that if you loosen the LCA to frame "just a little" your alignment does not move or very little if any. This is the only way to change out struts on these trucks. Walked into Les Shwab for an alignment and got the :eek: when I told them I did the struts without a compressor. Still alive!
     
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