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Problem installing Bilsteins on my truck. HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Black Sheep, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Black Sheep

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    The installer just called me with a problem. He is telling me that he can not use the bilsteins with the stock OR springs. What kind of issue is he running into? Is there something else that is needed to install the bilsteins with the stock springs? He is saying that it is unsafe. HELP
     
  2. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    JLee

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    We need more info are they 5100's?
     
  3. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes 5100's. Sorry
     
  4. Feb 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    he is prob having trouble compressing the spring enough. it CAN be done
     
  5. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    I am here looking at it. He has the springs compressed. He said he is having a hard time keeping the spring mount on the spring and the spring straight. He is afraid that it will slide off.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    tell him if he does it you will give him a six pack
     
  7. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Sounds like those thingies are upside down. Similar problems have been posted before. It has to do with the spring cups which ride on the circlips being upside down.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Deleted to not add confusion. Probably spring perch upside down.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    Send us a picture.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    chris4x4

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    This ^^^
     
  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Should look like this in the end.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    And this.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Feb 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    He got it figured out. I did tell him that I owe him a drink for it. He is the only guy that has worked on my truck at the custon shop that I deal with. I have put almost $5k in and just he has done the work. Leather, stereo, all new speakers, tint. No one else has touched it so I trust him. When I gave it to him for the stereo and speakers, it had only 300 miles on it.
     
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