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Fox 2.5 Remote Reservoir Coil Overs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by desertjunkie760, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    So I picked up a set of coil overs for my TRD Sport with the idea of installing on my truck to make it mid-travel, however life hits you and things change with little notice. I am now probably going to sell them and keep my 5100's for the meantime.

    This is the first set of coil overs that I have had, and I was thinking about doing a rebuild on them so that I can understand this setup better in the future. I am not really interested in buying all of the parts at this time though. I figured I would make a post and get all of your thoughts. How difficult is it to rebuild coil overs and how expensive am I looking at for the parts/oil? I know a spanner wrench would be required, but what other tools am I looking at in order to disassemble and reassemble. I have a friend who says its easy, but he is out of state now so he is little good.

    Is this a project that I can buy some brews and "persuade" some of my local TacomaWorld followers to help me out with? I am having a hard time convincing myself to let them go and not put them on my truck, what is the ride quality difference between these and the 5100's that I have at 2.5"?

    I also have the rear shocks that I was thinking of doing the same with.
    Part #s are listed:
    Fox 880-02-418
    Fox 980-02-372
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Really? Nobody wants to trade some fresh brews for some knowledge?!?
     
  3. Sep 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    I have absolutely no idea on the rebuilding, but I know you could ship them back to Fox for a rebuild.
     
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    IIRC a rebuild for a pair of icons is about $100ish, which includes the oil and rebuild kit. Shouldn't be too much different for the foxes. There is a special tool you need for the bottom collar (not sure if you are referring to this as a spanner wrench or not). Other than that I would say patience and a big bucket, lots of cloths and paper towels.
     
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    I actually watched that exact video the other day. Seems very simple. Reassemble the way it came apart. One of the guys at ORW said its about $60 for oil and $30 for a rebuild kit. Not too bad really.

    The spanner wreck appears to be for adjustment of the coil and the specialty took is something separate to remove that bottom collar.
     

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