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PTR13-35150 - Bilstein TRD PRO kit - Upgrade??

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by commbubba19, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Sep 9, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    I've been doing some research, and you could also get 650 or 700 # springs for a similar price (stock at 600#). These springs will give you the lift you desire with less preload. I've researched alot of 4runner guys doing this but not any taco's yet.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    has anyone tried to put longer top plate studs on these front coilovers? Is complete disassembly of the coilover required? Or just compression of the spring?

    I have mine on and they are great, but after settling I have a pretty intense rake. It looks good, but I'm seriously considering 1/2" spacers.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    I put longer studs on my Baja kit so I could add a half inch spacer. I did it before I put the coilover together. I don't think you could just compress the spring and swap them out that might be a little dangerous because you have to press or bang the old ones out. I got about 2 1/4 inches up front with that half inch spacer and I love the ride.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Just add 1/2" spacer which will give you an inch... you will be fined... IMO it rides the same.

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  5. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Thanks I probably will. Just a little gun shy on the longer studs that it requires. I didn't want to have to disassemble the upright to do it.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    I have a set if anyone local to 562 wants to buy. New never installed.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    I added a 1/2 spacer driver and 3/8 passenger to account for sag and taco lean. I went to the hardware store and got some SST versions of these:

    https://wheelersoffroad.com/i-25489...-plates-6-piece-set.html?ref=category:1404755

    Or you can buy them from wheelers. They are lower profile than the nuts that came with the kit, no need for longer studs.
     
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  8. Oct 31, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    To be clear, you were able to run a 1/2 inch spacer just by using these nuts? I have the spacers but I don't really feel like pressing in new studs.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    same question. These nuts linked from wheelers are the lower profile ones that will save me from having to put in longer studs, is that true? He mentioned finding ones himself at a hardware store.

    Because an SST nut actually looks more like this I believe:

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  10. Nov 1, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    Yes, these allow full thread contact with a 1/2” spacer with current studs. You can get SST (stainless steel) nylon lock nuts in the correct thread pitch at places that have the large nut and bolt selection like ACE Hardware.. The Wheeler nuts above are grade 8 and a little stronger than the SST ones. I have both, but I wanted to try the SST first to avoid rust issues long term. So far they are working just fine and haven’t budged, still at correct torque a year later.
     
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