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installing toytec coilovers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by socal19, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    socal19

    socal19 [OP] TACOMA03

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    hey guys will i need a spring compressor to remove my stock coils and struts.. i have 2.5inch spacers on them now ????
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    To separate them from the shock, yes. To remove them from the truck, No.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    socal19

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    alright so when im going to take them off i need to raise the truck high so that it willl come off easier
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes. both sides. Lift enough to ge the tires off, then disconect the sway bar, the 3 top nuts on the shock/spring assembly, and the lower shock mount.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    You may also have to unbolt the UCA at the spindle to get clearance to pull the assembly out.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    This definitely helps. I've removed mine without unbolting the UCAs, but it's a pain...
     
  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Yep, I didnt remove my UCA and it was kinda tight. But I got it out.
    I did forget to disconect the sway bar, and it made it hard to get the new coilovers in. Disconecting the sway bar will allow the suspensoin to droop further.

    Otherwise It a very easy Install. :)
     
  8. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    Mine came out real easy w/o unbolting uca or swaybay, the c/o's went in pretty tight though!
     
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