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Bilstein 5100 adjustable shock instructions?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by staplak, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    staplak

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    I just got my bilsteins in and ready to put them on. Does anyone know where i can get some good directions. I think it will be pretty easy but i wanted to make sure I do not screw up something. I have already checked bilstein's website. Maybe some with pictures.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    I was pretty sure they came with instructions..
    It's a single sheet, with pictures.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Most of it is pretty straightforward. If you search around on this forum you'll find good instructions. The rears are simple, but I used the following from Janster to work on the fronts:

    "If you look at the Steps 1-5 on this write up, it'll tell you how to remove the coil strut assembly from the truck.
    http://www.lieblweb.com/tacoma/Mecha...ft/Daystar.htm"

    If you can't find sufficient instructions and torque specs let me know and I'll type something up for you. I was starting from scratch and found everything I needed within the forum. Good luck, and let me know if I can help.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    here is the best i could find online. it is actually the diagram that comes for the 5100s for tundras, but other than that its exactly the same. just substitute the numbers with 0", .85", 1.75", and 2.5"
     

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  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    Thank you all I just got them put on today. Not as bad as it seemed. I set the front at 2.5 and the back with 1.5 shackles. The truck is not as level as i hoped it would be but oh well.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    I have the same setup... it's not perfectly level, but I'm happy with it. You really have to look at it to notice the slight rake (less than before). The new height is great though.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    which notch did you use?
     
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    Grey wire and keyless entry. I like stock.
    2.5 is the top notch
     
  9. Sep 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    ahhh I missed where he said 2.5
     
  10. Sep 19, 2014 at 7:53 AM
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    ^ was waiting for that.....
    "first"
     
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