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NEED quick 1st gen susp help..(trucks on the lift)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by J Hoss, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    J Hoss

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    2 issues, one bolt rusted in on the rear.Hack saw?

    bigger issue...didnt get the exhaust relocation bracket, is there a work around with out waiting a few days fr the $12 part (cutting the exhaust? )


    Thanks in advance [kicking myself for missing this during my weeks of research]
     
  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    for the stuck bolt grab some PB Blaster (you have a can handy right?), spray liberally and let it soak in. Not sure about the exhaust...
     
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    For your rusted rear, can't go wrong with trying some lube. If that doesn't work, heat...just try not to catch it on fire because the lube is flamable. All else fails, get out the saws-all and cut the bolt, might have to do both sides because it can be cold welded in the bushing. Let the weight of your tool do the work so you don't wear out the teeth.

    As for the hanger, you can use some metal strapping for a temporary fix until you can get the relocation bracket.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    If it is the spring eye bolt that is stuck, I used a grinder with a cut-off wheel. Went through like butter.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    thanks I have a buddy doing it at NTB, used a sawsall...of course now the dakars appear to be too short :/
     
  6. Apr 3, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    2003 tacoma 4x4...got the right springs...center pin wouldnt line up, is this due to the shocks being bolted up first? Should the leaves go in, then the shocks?


    The Axle came too far forward and the center pin didnt line up. is it a matter of bolting up the leaf first, then shocks?

    [​IMG]

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  7. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Leaves first, then shocks. Can't see your pictures, too small.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    cant get the thumbnails reduced, but hopefully everyone knows about the ctrl + mouse scroll to reduce page size :)
     
  9. Apr 4, 2011 at 4:51 AM
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    Maybe it was my computer, but the pics were tiny, thumbnail sized. I can see them now.

    Did you get this straightened out?
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Thanks for the help guys...its still at the shop in pieces, my buddy who is install is out today...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/83702-steve-o-77s-build-pics-2.html
    Ive been referencing Steve O's build. My shackles (pic 1) face toward the truck where as steve's face backward. Is that just how they adjust once the suspension is loaded?


    PSU,

    Ill pass along the recommendation to unbolt the shocks (hopefully that allows some wiggle room.

    Don't believe they came with longer u bolts, thought the Toytec Ultimate came with those.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Lifts on! (Thanks again John!) Ill snap a couple pics in the morning, got it back, and home, and the bolts on the coilover tower were loose though :/ . I tightened them down with a 14, does anyone know the torque specs so I can have them hit with some air in the morning?
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    Glad you got it done Justin. Can't wait to see the pics and your impressions of your new ride.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    Do the Conrad special on the exhaust. Golden. :)
     
  14. Apr 7, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Ill skip the whole teaser 1 pic at a time thing :D

    lift F&R and some new meats :)

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    Looks great Justin!
     
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    sweet man! glad you figured it out!
     
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