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Changing height of Bilstein 5100s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MadeInMaine, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    MadeInMaine

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    Hey Guys,

    Forgive me if there is already a thread made for this, I didn't see anything...

    I just got my hands on some 5100s, and want to set them at the highest setting... but I don't know how to change the height setting.

    Could you give me a quick walk through, or throw some pictures up, or send a link my way?

    Thanks

    Cheers
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    wat?
    put the C-clip in the top notch, then put the bottom coil bucket on to where it hangs around the C-clip, then reassemble as normal
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Just an FYI, if you bought them pre-assembled with coils, you'll need to disassemble, change the spring seat setting, and reassemble.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    thats what I figured... but that c-clip is the only thing that holds up the coils?

    Do I need a special tool to move the c clip?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Cheers, thanks for the tip

    Although I did just buy the shocks alone, but thanks
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    wat?
    nothing special...just easily pop it out and reseat it in the top notch
     
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    Correct, but the spring perch envelopes around the c-clip, holding it in place. So although its easy to take the c-clip out by hand, it's very sturdy once the spring perch is around it. You'll see when you get them set up.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    As previous members have posted, no special tools needed to move the clip.

    Good luck!
     

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    My special tools for moving them was two fingers and a thumb... although I did split my thumbnail far enough to draw blood doing the second one. Might want to try some pliers? :eek:
     
  10. Jul 5, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Cheers fellas,

    thanks a lot for all the info.
     
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