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Questions concerning ride quality..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JRader1790, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    JRader1790

    JRader1790 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100 Adjustable (bottom setting)

    REAR:
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    All-Pro U-Bolt Flip

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    Light Racing UCA's
    ToyTec Top Plate Spacers
    SpiderTrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers


    -> Here's my problem. I had these parts put on by a local shop Wednesday afternoon and the result wasn't quite what I expected. I don't have any exact measurements, but the truck is sitting noticeably higher in the front. Also, the rear rides fine but the front is EXTREMELY bouncy! Is it possible that something was installed wrong? I was fully expecting a stiff ride, but certainly not something that bounces like this thing. I'm sorry for the vague description, and I tried searching before posting, but I've just never seen anything like this. Something just seems wrong to me..

    Before:

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    Lift:

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    Installed:

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    I still have to install the top plate spacers, UCA's, and get an alignment. But I want to make sure everything is installed correctly first.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    JRader1790

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  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    JRader1790

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    Sorry if these pictures suck, I'm at work and all I have to take pictures is the iPhone and not my good camera. Thanks for any help guys!
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    that bottom spring perch is indeed upside down..common mistake that has happened before, no biggie

    so essentially as it sits right now you have gained max travel and beyond. your ball joints are maxed out and are binding giving you no down travel (droop) until you have it fixed. i bet those guys who installed the springs were struggling and cussing like dirty drunk sailors thinking what the fuck why is this so freaken hard to compress these springs haha.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    JRader1790

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    So is this what is causing the bouncy ass ride?! Of course, I'm sure it doesn't help that it still needs an alignment.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    yes..your springs right now are compressed way beyond what they are designed for, greatly increasing the spring rate of the actual spring. but not only that, i bet the springs are going to what is refereed to as "block" meaning the coils are touching each other at compression when you are going over bumps. that should not happen. fix is simple obviously and should be done as soon as you can
     
  7. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    thanks, it's a simple mistake that has happened plenty of times in the past and is usually easy to diagnose just by looking at installation pictures to confirm
     
  8. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    G scott04

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    If your still not happy after you flip the perch change the shocks for the ome's nitrochargers they might do a better job dampening the front
     
  9. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Now to get that swapped around, get the UCA's put in, and get an alignment.

    On a good note, ordered my WeatherTech's, got my emblem painted black, and installed my TRD skid plate :D

    But anyways, thanks alot for the help guys! I went for the first ride and was like :eek: .. I'll be back with updates and pictures!
     
  10. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    UPDATE!!!

    Got the spring mount thing (name?) flipped around on the coil assemby, got the Light Racing UCA's, All-Pro extended brake lines, and the thin ToyTec top plate spacers installed, and took it to have an alignment. NIGHT AND DAY!! With 3" of lift (components listed in signature), I would say the ride quality is the same, if not better, than it is stock. I absolutely LOVE it!! I work today and tomorrow, but I will get some pictures this weekend. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  11. Nov 30, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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