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color coding for stock coils

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gupster88, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    so i bought some stock coils off a 2009 double cab sport 4x4 which i plan on using to replace my old 2006 coils that have a spacer lift on them. does anyone know which coil goes on the driver side and which on the passenger side. they are "color-coded" persay, and i know if you put the wrong coil on the driver side it will sage. so to save me the hassle, does anyone know which color code goes on which side?

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    If its similar to the first gens...

    THe longer coil goes on the drivers side.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    What colors do they have on them?
    I can look at mine I removed only thing is it is a 2WD.
     
  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    2 yellow 2 green on drivers side.
    Hope it helps
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    that might just work, ill have to call home and see if i can have someone check. im out of town at work and thought i remembered what they looked like but didnt. ill let you guys know.

    the coils are the same length and everything, the only difference is that color coding.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    ok so its been a little crazy lately, havent had time to check the coils. i finally did today. here is the color coding for each coil.

    on one coil there is 2 blue dots on the bottom, then 2 baby blue/greyish dots above it. on the other coil there are 2 green dots on the bottom followed by 2 grayish/maybe baby blueish dots on the top.

    if anyone can check or knows which side these coils go on id appreciate it. thanks!
     
  7. Jan 17, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Seems the 4 wheel drive are more than likely stiffer and hence the different color coding.
    If you stand them up next to each other and one is longer by a noticeable amount I would go with that, otherwise measure the dia. of the coils or wire.
    If you have a vernier caliper or a micrometer I would measure the thickness of the wire of the coil in a couple places.
    Go with the thicker wire on the driver side.

    Hopefully someone with a 4X4 will chime in.
    Good luck.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    coils are the same height and diameter. i dont have a micrometer to measure that close. hopefully someone will know
     
  9. Jan 17, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    I'm wondering the same thing. May have to go crawl under a truck at the dealer.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    lol if you can find a sport model thats around an 09 do it! please! i cant find one around here right now to check. i asked the toyota dealership today in the parts department. he said there is no reason for the color coding, just put them on. i call bullshit on that
     
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