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how to raise toytec coilover???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by houndsmen, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    houndsmen

    houndsmen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just put Toytec coilovers on my 01 four door tacoma, I am wanting to to raise the front about 1/2 inch more. I tried doing it last night and got two full turns in... Took about 2 Hrs a side!!!:mad: Is there an easier way to raise them up????
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Did you jack the truck up off the ground before turning the collar?
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Yea it is very hard. I just did mine and I got the collars moved about an 1/4" and gave up. It would probably be alot easier if you take the coilovers off of the truck and then crank on them.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    It is easier ON the truck, with the correct spanner wrench, pregreasing where the adjustment collar will be turned.
    If off the truck - how will you check the adjustment height?
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    It tells you in the instructions. Its something like: for every 1/4" of threads lifts the truck 1/2". You could get it close, then make minor adjustments once they are reinstalled.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    I jacked it up, but did not put jack stands on frame... I turned them two full times and my truck still looks the same in height???
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Take a 1" piece if steel pipe. Hammer one end almost flat, just so the handle of the spanner wrench can slide inside the pipe. Use it as a breaker bar and it works like a charm. Just lube up the threads first and you should have a much easier time. I know from experience it is NOT easier with the coilover off the truck.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Ok that sounds a lot easier!!!! I could find a breaker bar that was small enough for the tool... Thats a bright idea I will try that here in a bit... Thank you
     
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