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Learned a good lesson today; attention to detail.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by t.hornstra, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. t.hornstra

    t.hornstra [OP] Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2008
    First Name:
    2008 TRD Rugged Trail
    Grillcraft mesh grille, Bilstein 5100's @ 0", OME 885x Coils, spidertraxx spacers, Kenwood DDX470 stereo, Rockford Fosgate speakers, Pioneer shallow 10", rockford fosgate 250W amp, Cobra CB w/4' Firestik, Besttop Supertop, Extra D-rings in bed, bed lights, LED interior lights, plasti-dip'd Grill, lower valance, and skid, Mag Light driver seat, 20" LED behind grill, Escort 8500 X50 radar detector, Garmin mount above radio, sway bar delete.
    Had a major brain fart today, I'm sure someone has done it before just thot I'd share.

    Installed my 5100s today. Real easy procedure using the LCA method. Visually I knew something was off cause I measured that I got a 4.5 inch lift.. Lol. Stupidly I drove, thinking it was the springs that just needed to settle. The truck was BOUNCYYY as heck.
    Alignment shop did their job n reset the camber etc. drive home n really noticed something was wrong. The struts maxed out and clunked.

    Anyways. I got home n decided to recheck everything. The UCAs were on the springs and the suspension still maxed out. Knowing there's no possible way everything was right I pulled a wheel off and low and behold, right away I saw the problem! I had put the spring perches on upside down! What a bonehead mistake... -____- lol I'm so irritated with myself.

    Regardless, I swapped em around, adjusted the alignment cams and now she sits PERFECT. 5100s are at 1.75.

    Lesson learned; pay attention to detail!
    Hope no one else does the sane after reading this lol.

    Disclaimer: it's okay to flame me, I deserve it haha
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  2. superwhite10

    superwhite10 Live Fast, Die Young

    Sep 17, 2010
    Durham, NC
    ive seen it done before, granted the mistake was caught before the install was finished.
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