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Front strut coil replacement

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by KpeterDCLB, Feb 15, 2022.

  1. Feb 15, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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    KpeterDCLB

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    Hey gang...looking for some feedback on what others have done in this situation. I am about to order 5100's for all four corners, debating on whether or not I need to replace the coils. Truck has about 70k on it, I bought it at 60k miles. Definitely has the symptoms y'all discuss (nose dive, big body roll, etc.) letting me know factory shocks are probably ready to go. Most of the driving has been on the road in my 10k and looking at other components I doubt the last owner took it off-road much. I plan to level it at 2 inches with the adjustable 5100's which I recall were designed to use OEM spring.

    Question is: Are there any unique indicators to change the struts vs just the shocks?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2022 at 10:57 AM
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    It looks like you have an OR. They nose dive from the factory. The nice thing is that with 5100s, you can add preload to compensate, a bit.

    I reused my Sport coils at 55k that seen a decent amount of wheeling. The shocks themselves were toast. Over 10k later, it has worked great. Better on road handling and killer off road.


    Note that 5100 rears are the same as our stock rears for length. You need 5125 rears (Part Number 33-230337) to get +1.0in over stock. The Bilstein numbers are based on 2nd Gens that are 1.0in lower.


    Check in with @memario1214 / HotshotOffroad.com for a great setup.
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    Springs should last the life of the truck. Maybe new top hats if anything
     
  4. Feb 15, 2022 at 10:59 AM
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    Coil springs don’t really wear out.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2022 at 12:38 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    You're welcome!
     
  7. Feb 15, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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    Thanks for the info fellas...I'll see how the rest of the mounting hardware looks before I install these without new hats. Being in the southern plains is much nicer on all parts of these trucks compared to when I was up in PA.
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    I'm originally from PA and could 100% agree with that assessment until the morons here started using salt this year. IMO, the traction situation was worse than years past where they used sand and urea gel.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2022 at 1:44 PM
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    I think the OME are longer
     

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