1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Hula dancer

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mahi, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM
    #1
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Hey Guys, Got a 2011 Tacoma and bought the Bilsteins 5100's for the front. Question..What keeps the coil spring compressed in order to install it and the new shock? Do you install it with the compressor still attached? Seems like. Can't figure out how it would stay compressed before installation

    Mahi
     
  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:59 PM
    #2
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    You remove the shock, unbolt with a spring compressor attached. Decompress the spring, put it on the 5100, compress it, reattach the top plate, decompress, then install.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:02 PM
    #3
    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Member:
    #2718
    Messages:
    10,474
    Gender:
    Male
    WA
    Welcome!
    Yes, the compressor stays on till you get everything bolted down/attached.
    Best bet is to take the springs off still attached to your stock shocks and take them to a shop to have them swap the springs out. I think I paid 20 bucks and it only took the guy a few minutes.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:05 PM
    #4
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    So you do unistall and reinstall the "unit" as one with the compressor attached?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:06 PM
    #5
    Banff2007Tacoma

    Banff2007Tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Member:
    #56157
    Messages:
    1,719
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Alberta
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma Black Sand Pearl TRD Offroad.
    GPS Navigation System, Old Man Emu complete lift with Dakar springs. Light Racing UCA's. BFG AT tires, KMC Enduro rims, Allpro E-locker guard. ARB Portable Air Compressor CKMP12. Backflip Tonneau Cover. Wet Okole seat covers.
    Hey welcome to TW.:wave:
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM
    #6
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Mahalo for your info. Just didn't want to get started without knowing the procedure before hand. Thanks from Hawaii

    Mahi
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:08 PM
    #7
    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46536
    Messages:
    31,748
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kealakekua, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Lifted 00 TRD Off-Road
    fox extended travel remote resivoir coilovers, 14" eibach 600lb coils, All Pro tubular chromoly 1" uniball upper control arms, All Pro expedition leaf packs, 10" bilstein 5150 piggyback reservoir shocks 265/75r16 Goodyear wrangler MT/R kevlars wrapped around 16" Helo 791 gloss black, Mini H1 retrofits with 6000k bulbs, 18" magnaflow w/custom exhaust reroute various decals, Sockmonkey retro hood stripes
    howsit mahi
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:08 PM
    #8
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    No mahalo for my info :confused: :pout:
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:10 PM
    #9
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,729
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Head injury , nevermind OP
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:12 PM
    #10
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Mahalo is "thank you" in Hawaiian.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM
    #11
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Yes I was questioning why you did not find my information helpful.
     
  12. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM
    #12
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s

    Truck looks fantastic! My Tacoma is a work truck. Just got it back from the dealer. Complained that it couldn't handle a load and they installed heavey duty leaf springs at no charge! Now to tackle the task of leveling the truck. The new leafs raisd it another 1" and much stiffer, just like a truck should be.
    thanks and Aloha!

    Mahi
     
  13. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:17 PM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,729
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Lol , I meant KPT has a head injury
     
  14. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #14
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Sorry! Forget sometimes that not everyone has visited Hawaii and know the language
     
  15. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #15
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    *had
     
  16. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:19 PM
    #16
    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Member:
    #22227
    Messages:
    32,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner
    Katskin leather interior, Satoshi grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 1.75, rear leaf TSB, magnaflow exhaust, 18x9 BBS RW's, 275/65/18 Nitto TG's, black headlights, black taillights, Hella Supertones, weathertechs, EFX tri-fold tonneau, n-Fab steps
    Been there several times. That why I was sad when you did not mahalo me.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:20 PM
    #17
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Thanks, good to be here. Learned allot since visiting this site. Got to learn from the guys that have done it, even blind folded!

    Mahi
     
  18. Dec 11, 2011 at 2:34 PM
    #18
    Tigahshark

    Tigahshark Senior NEWBIE

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Member:
    #61688
    Messages:
    8,255
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Isaac
    On a volcano, literally!
    Vehicle:
    2011 DC TRD off road 4X4
    Tint Weathertech floor liner, weathertech window visor Roll n lock tonneau cover Rubber bed mat Smoked license plate covers
  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    #19
    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
     
  20. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM
    #20
    mahi

    mahi [OP] mahi

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Member:
    #68536
    Messages:
    8
    Gender:
    Female
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Factory installed heavy duty leaf springs & Bilstien 5100"s
    Aloha queeny, used to dance some time ago, but with age can't make the moves that I used to. Thanks for the welcome. Have to dig up some of my photo's when in my prime(????) "hate looking at them sometimes". Like working on my truck. Hate that sissy shit. Used to have a 2003 Tundra but totaled it! Rain!!! and no collision. I like this site. all the guys are real helpfull. Thanks. Just don't give me no come ons, I'm not here for that, OK?

    Hula Dancer
     
To Top