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Getting setup to install my billstiens 5100's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by HardyMan, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Jul 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    HardyMan

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    I am gettng setup to install my billstiens 5100's today. I know there has been a write up for step by step on what to do but i am just not finding it. Can someone who is a bit smarter then I send me the link to the best one.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    Taco Sos

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    Jack up truck on jack stands, remove strut assembly, compress spring, remove strut, install new strut, decompress spring, installation is the reverse of the removal. :D It was that easy on mine
     
  3. Jul 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    senor taco

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  4. Jul 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    swdockter

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    i used two sets of cheap ass harbor freight spring compressors, one on each side of the spring. It worked but it was not a comfortable feeling :)

    You'll need to determine how high you want her to set and put the ring on the appropriate slot on the shock body. I put mine on slot two but after I added a read leaf spring, I wish I had put them on the first groove....
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2013
  5. Jul 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    HardyMan

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    thanks you. All replys helped :D Got the rear end done now going to finish up the front today. I will be posting pics this week.
     
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