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Front End Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ibengineer, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    ibengineer

    ibengineer [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    The bilsteins are adjustable. You use your stock coil. Basically, with the bilsteins - you can adjust the position of the lower coil seat. The higher the coil sits, the more lift (preload) you will get. Notice the threads on the shock body near the lower coil seat.
    http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/gallery/data/500/medium/bilstein_shocks_8_.jpg

    The OME setup is not adjustable. You can't change the position of the lower coil seat. You need to have a different coil spring with a higher spring rate to achieve the same amount of lift.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    ywen

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    Are there any good write-ups for installing shocks and dealing with coil springs?
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    to swap out the springs youll need a spring compressor that you can rent/buy at any auto store. the shocks are basically a direct replacement. one bolt on the bottom and three bolts up top
     
  5. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:26 AM
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    ibengineer

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    so for me...buying some bil's and throwing in a spacer or something (to get a full 2.5-3) is way cheapear to get front lift than to buy ome c/o's? Then I would just need an AAL + rear shocks, and I could prolly fit some large 32's or small 33s?
     
  6. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    Have you tried searching? There's plenty out there....seriously.

    The blue bar at the top right of this forum 'SEARCH' and www.google.com
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Thanks! Will give that a shot and report back to ya
     
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