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Rotating top of strut?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mr.g, May 16, 2009.

  1. May 16, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Im installing the Readylift kit right now right now.. lol. I have a 05 Reg cab Tacoma 5 lug. Im almost done with the front coilspacer, but I have to ROTATE THE TOP OF THE STRUT 120 DEGREES TO ALIGN IT CORRECTLY SO I CAN BOLT IT BACK UP! BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DO IT. :confused:

    DO I HAVE TO LOOSEN THE CENTER BOLT ON THE STRUT? (which im pretty sure i dont have to because it says absolutely nothing about doing that)

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT HERE? THANKS
     
  2. May 16, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Please i really need some help here :confused:
    THanks
     
  3. May 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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  4. May 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Not sure what you mean exactly, but deffinately dont mess with the center nut.

    Try bolting it in the way it fits on up, then turn the bottom of shock to line up so that that bottom bolt will slide on in...
     
  5. May 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Theres a video on you tube thats shows step by step instructions for the install, If i remember right I think you just twist the whole assembly 180
     
  6. May 16, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    Yeah..Leave that center nut RIGHT where it is unless something tells you specifically to adjust it. It holds the spring between it and the collar on the bottom. Loosen it too far and boom goes the dynamite. (And by that i mean the spring unloads and who knows what happens)
     
  7. May 17, 2009 at 2:24 AM
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    Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I got it all figured out eventually... lol




    Thats how my friend and I ended up doing it. thanks bro
     
  8. May 17, 2009 at 9:26 AM
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    No prob, glad it all worked out...
     
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