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Shock installation

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DFPTaco, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Aug 21, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    DFPTaco

    DFPTaco [OP] It's TACO time!

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    Rear diff breather relocate, BLHM, Scanguage II, Toytec Ultimate Lift set at 3" w/AAL, sway bar relocate, front diff drop, WeatherTech mats, TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Supercharger, KMC Enduros, 285/75R16, and full size spare.
    I got my Billy 5100's today. How hard is it to install on my own? Help!
     
  2. Aug 21, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    DFPTaco

    DFPTaco [OP] It's TACO time!

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    do I need to compress the springs?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Yes. The clip holds up the plate on the bottom of the coil.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep....gotta compress the springs. if you use a spring compressor......be very careful..........they can hurt you if you arent familiar with using them. if you need to.....take the shocks and the strut assy's to a local tire shop.....they should be able to swap them out for ya pretty quickly. thats what i did to mine.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    Good to know, that's what I'll probably end up doing. Thanks for the info!
     
  6. Aug 21, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    And make sure you get an allignment. good luck man post pics when your done.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    DFPTaco

    DFPTaco [OP] It's TACO time!

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    Yeah I let my fiance drive offroad when I was drunk one night, and needless to say I needed an alignment afterwards. I got one of those 3 year ones so it's free. Pics to come fo show
     
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