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Coilover Conundrum

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by billas333, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    billas333

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    Like the title? LOL

    Anyways installed the new icon coilovers yesterday however I cannot get my ride height even between the front passenger and front drivers side.

    The Icons say not not to expose more than 2'' of thread

    Front drivers side has 1 and 7/8inches of thread exposed and from the ground to the fender flare I am measuring 38.5"

    Passenger side has close to 1.5'' of exposed thread and I am measuring over 39" from the ground to the fender flar.

    Anyone have any insight? I cannot seem the get the drivers side up anymore and if I keep cranking down the passenger side it just seems weird to have a 1/2 inch difference in thread exposure and the more exposed side is sitting lower when it is supposed to be higher.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Only thing I can think of is to lower the passenger side. Have you let the springs settle in?
     
  3. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Driver's side about 2 1/32 exposed thread
    Passenger side about 1 15/16 exposed thread
    About 3/32's difference
    Nearly perfectly level about 39 1/8 both sides
    (half tank of gas, equal front tire pressure and no one sitting in the driver's seat, CO's almost 2 years old)
     
  4. Feb 2, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    Not sure what you mean? The Tacoma lean is pretty well known. My weight plus a full tank of gas is about 305lbs, all on the driver's side. I have no lean or pull with my setup. Here's another discussion about the lean:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/25667-toytech-coilover-adjustment.html
     
  5. Feb 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    I have only driven about 50 miles on them so far. Still gotta get an alignment done too so I wanna make sure i have them set before I align it.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    I think your ride height and adjustments are fairly close to mine so I'd be inclined to go get the alignment. FWIW you'll probably crank 1 or 2 full turns in either direction on both CO's after some settling, at least that's what I had to do.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    just a 1/2 inch difference in thread exposure seems weird to me
     
  8. Feb 3, 2009 at 5:04 AM
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    I recall having to confirm how to install a spacer on the bottom mount of each coilover, the thicker spacer had to be towards the front. If you reversed the spacer on 1 side, I could see that potentially causing some ride height differences on that side. I can't find my notes or instructions, but I did just take a look to see the thicker spacer towards the front on each co.

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  9. Feb 3, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    Measure from the center or edge of the hub up. It's more accurate.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    It may be the rear springs... Have you had the TSB done...? Allot of people complain of having uneven trucks due to the rear- no matter what you do to the front the rear will counter!
     
  11. Feb 3, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    Yea rear TSB and 1inch blocks in the back

    Got an alignment done yesterday too and the damn thing rode better before I let big o tires mess with it. Devin knows what he is doing!
     
  12. Feb 3, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    maybe a dumb question but r u adjusting them with a load(truck on ground) or with load off?my foxs say to adjust with no load on them.dont know if they all r like that.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    I hope so... if you can muscle the adjustment with a load on, then you're my new hero... :D
     
  14. Feb 3, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    thats what i was thinking,but u never know, right
     
  15. Feb 3, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    I am doing it with the load on.
     
  16. Feb 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Adjust the springs with both the tires off the ground. You will never be able to get it right with them on the ground.
     
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