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Lift install driving me nuts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 97lt1ta, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    I'm installing a pro comp 3 inch lift in my tacoma I got the driver side coil over in which was a pain. But now I'm stuck on the passenger side. The bottom of the shock is crooked about a half inch and won't line up. I've taken the spring off 4 times now to line it up but same thing every time. Any ideas please and thanks in advance
     
  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    do you mean bent or twisted? mine was a little turned but i just put a screwdriver through the slot and turned it where i needed (I was using billies). similar i guess to turning the screws on a christmas tree stand for lack of a better example.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    Stick a drift/socket extension/screwdriver/ect in the eye and twist it to where it lines up where ya need it. Do this with it top of the coilover mounted to truck to make it easier to get leverage and keep the entire assembly from twisting
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Ok just tried and broke my screw driver and bent my extension didn't budge lol I can try getting a longer pole and get more leverage I just don't want to break the top studs
     
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    Take a bottle jack and wedge it between the top of your wheel well and your upper control arm. This will push the arm down and take the pressure off your shock bottom.

    When I first installed mine I fought for hours, then CMACK told me this trick and I got them in a few minutes later.

    They'll bolt in with ease.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    What shocks are you using?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Ill give that a shot thanks man

    Also they are pro comp e6000 shocks
     
  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    This only makes vertical space to slip the now taller shock assembly in, does nothing if the eye is clocked wrong...

    You can achieve the same effect by prying the lca down with big pry bar...neither will help the op.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    Here is a snap shot [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Weird...mine were off about that much when I did mine, rotated just fine. Helped another member do his, same story. I run 5100's, he has the Iron Man shocks...both of these use a "floating" spring seat, not sure if that might make a difference?
     
  11. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    What did you use to twist it ?
     
  12. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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    1/2" ratchet extension...like 8" long...I say 8 because I can't remember if it was a 6 or 10.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    crap, without a floating (free to turn) spring seat, it will be difficult to turn that. short of removing the coil and trying again, I think it will take a lot of force.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    ^^^I think you're correct^^^
     
  15. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    yes, I find that with re-iterating others' posts, and using vague words so as to lack accountability, I usually am.

    my bad:rolleyes:
     
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