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Ordered some OEM replacement struts...think seller got them wrong

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by WeaponR, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    WeaponR

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    I bought a set of Monroe front struts for my daily driver. It's an '01 Tacoma TRD.

    Anyway, these arrive today. They are marked correctly on the box, but I opened them up and saw that they are completely different. Different spring mount height, different spring mount shape (one is completely horizontal and flat, one is shaped to accomodate a coil spring).

    Question is, did I get the wrong struts? Or at least 1 wrong strut? Seller thinks he got it right, but the Monroe site cites the same part # for both sides.

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  2. Apr 7, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    kingston73

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    I don't know, but those don't look like mine. I've got billy HD's, and they have a wide circular plate that holds the spring. Do yours have that and you just didn't put them on yet? Also, mine were both the same, but my left and right springs themselves were marked different.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Send them back. They should look like this
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    I am pretty sure the spring perch should be welded on also.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Look on the shock itself..... what part numbers are stamped on the tubes?

    That'll tell you exactly what they are (or aren't).
     
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