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installing bilstein 5100's tomorrow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slodc4, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    slodc4

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    any pointers?


    ive installed about 12 different shock/spring combos on different hondas and acuras, but never a 4x4. anyone have any good pointers?

    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    krimson Nothin

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    Disconnect the Tie Rod, makes getting the Strut out a lot easier.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    cool! ill do that. thanks buddy
     
  4. Jun 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    If you have done strut and spring swaps on Hondas and Acuras this will be a piece of cake.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    i'm lurking on the recent thread page, i just put a set of ome's on my 1st gen and if its anything similar which im sure it is.... instead of disconecting a sway bar or tie rod as mentioned above...... sit a bottle jack on the top of the uca so its pushing down on the uca fom the top of the wheel well. it gave me enough room to put the longer ome strut in , no problem.. thats a tip i heard from a member on here. big props. and plenty of pb blaster. goodluck
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    so the install went great. only took me a couple hours. It has to be the easiest strut install ive ever did. (hondas suck)


    BUT im not happy with the lift. I wasnt thinking AND didnt even realize that my truck had the rear tsb done and I set the struts at .89 lift. So ill be back at it tomorrow morning to move it up another notch.

    Does the rear tsb look like 3 leaf springs and one kinda flat one that isnt as long as the other ones? (total of 4 i guess)
     
  8. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Yep, set them at 1.75 lift and I'msure you'll be happy
     
  9. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    yes to your last question and you may want to take it all the way to 2.5 on the billies...just saying
     
  10. Jun 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    thanks for the help. im gonna try 1.75" and if im not happy i can always go up, lol

    but when im measuring the gap its about an inch off, so i think 1.75 will put me close to perfect
     
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