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Front Coilsprings rubbing UCA joint

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ttran, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    I recently installed my new suspension (bilstein 5100's with eibach coils) and ever since I've been experiencing a rough CLUNK everytime i'd go over a speed bump or something of the sort. I took a look at my spring today and all the paint has been worn off the spring from where it rubs the uca. Any tips on how I can stop this?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Yea, lower the settings on the bilsteins... What are they set at? They shouldn't be set at ANYTHING BUT 0.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    They're set at 0 with eibach coils
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    x2

    If you have the right Eibachs, they say you get 3" out of the springs with the 5100's set at 0 (bottom clip position)

    Any pics of install woukld help greatly just my $.02 ;)
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Hmmm, I'd re check part no.# maybe.. just throwing it out there..
     
  6. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    Also, the clunk probably is BJs ... not the coils
     
  7. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Just checked the bilsteins, Seem to be the right ones with the clip setting all the way at the bottom. And yes, I'm almost positive it's the ball joint on the control arm that's rubbing the spring
     
  8. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    He ment check the eibach springs
     
  9. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    If you truely want that eliminated, get new UCA from total chaos or camburg.
     
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    No pics Tim ?? This may be a dumb question but are they (coils) sitting in spring seat correctly ?? (sorry,had to ask)
     
  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Was/is there an issue of the Eibachs, or rather the UCA ball joints rubbing on coils ?? I read up a bit on the Eibachs w/5100's & never saw it mentioned... just wondering...:notsure:
     
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    No idea, but UCA's are still nice to have even if you have issues or not
     
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    Oh yeah, absolutely...;)
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    yes spring is seated correctly. Just went outside to take some pics but I seem to have lost the cable to connect my camera to my laptop haha. I only hear the clunk over bumps and such other than that it rides fine
     
  15. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Are you sure the spring perches aren't upside down?
     
  16. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Before anyone piles on this question, its totally legit to ask, At a glance it would be real easy to put them upside down, cause initially it looks "right"
     
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    before i got Camburg uca's, my stock uca's would hit the sides of my 3" OME coils at full droop... not sure if thats the same problem OP is having, but aftermarket uca's solved my problem
     
  18. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Thanks Doug.

    The spring perch should look like a bell when installed correctly. It's very easy to install it upside down.
     
  19. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    I think the UCA's & LCA's on 1st gens are alot diff. config than 2nd gen. but at full droop guess it may not matter, but there again you have the EMU's & he has the Eibachs, if it makes any difference anyway...not sure...:)
     
  20. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Exactly, the first set of coil overs I did I almost did this very easy to make mistake...:eek::D
     
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