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Bilstein 5100 front adjustable shocks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billyboi8, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    billyboi8

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    -uws low-profile toolbox -5% back glass tint -5100s for the front in the future!!
    Are these shocks hard to install? Like can i do them in my own driveway??
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    newfie8

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    A lot of guys on here do it there self, I just went to my local garage only cost me $50 to install the fronts!
     
  3. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    Breadbox

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    I did mine in my driveway. Easy install just takes some time depending on the tool set you have. My tool set very basic so took a few hours.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    yes i did it....no thought involved really....just get all the torque specs and get it aligned after about a week of driving it to let them settle a bit
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    -uws low-profile toolbox -5% back glass tint -5100s for the front in the future!!
    so i dont need any special tools to do it?
     
  6. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    newfie8

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    You need spring compressors and torque wrech.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    And air tools will cut some serious time.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    skistoy

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    removing the sway bar helps give you more room
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    It would also be good to have a buddy to help, and a 12 pack of beer for him when your done.
     
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