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Second gen rear shock install...

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chris4x4, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    FTB530

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    I wonder how the stealerships do it. They must have a special tool.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    You can buy an extension, use open end/socket and adjust the math for leverage. I wonder if a socketed allen on the torque wrench/open end on the nut could accurately do 15ft/lb.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    Use a crows foot wrench attached to the torque wrench on the top nut and hold the shaft with either the allen key wrench or a big vicegrip plairs. ta ta guys..

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  4. Jul 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    This is becoming more difficult than I anticipated...

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    Dang thing nut wont break free!
    Ideas?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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    Just finished 5100 install on rear of my '13 2wd PR v6 Access and it was pretty easy after following your instructions. Only trouble I had was getting new bottom bushing into bracket. Had to jimmie it and use screwdriver through bushing to line up. Took a small Vice grip on flat sided top of shift and small Crescent/14mm wrench on nut. Wasn't hard to remove either original. If Bilstein would have included both parts bags so I didn't have to go down to ACE, I would have had it even easier. I am guessing I saved at least a C- note by DIY. Completely unloaded rear (BAK F-1 inc.), test drove it and it's a whole lot better than stock, especially on body lean and small bumps that would bounce OEM'S off the ground. Do this for (my Amazon deal 86 ea.) you'll be glad ya did.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2015 at 8:48 PM
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    hey, trying to remove and install one 5100 that blew.

    I was trying to remove the top bolt with the 5mm Allen key and having troubles getting it loosened off. the bolt where alen key goes is stripped and I can get the shock off.

    any suggestions on how to fix?
     
  7. Feb 3, 2015 at 9:12 PM
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    Try to hold it with vice grips
     
  8. Feb 10, 2015 at 4:02 PM
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    I am installing my rear Blister 5100's on my 2009 Tacoma;
    I know installing rear shocks isn't rocket science, but I got my 5100's today and I'd be lying if I didn't say I am a little confused, to say the least, the stock bilstein 4600's had the usual; steel washer-bushing-steel washer-frame-nut... the 5100's came with two bushings, 2 heavy steel washers and and what looks to be an aluminum washer, no instructions, and although I have searched I can't find a detailed install schematic that shows placement of all bushings/washers. My Truck is in the garage on my hi-lift so if I could get a confirmation ASAP that would be great, otherwise I will go with my gut... which is
    silver steel washer-bushing-frame-bushing-black steel washer-aluminum washer-nut
    am I correct?
     
  9. Feb 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM
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    sorry, read the thread too fast, found what I was looking for
     
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