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Since toyteclifts has no clue do you? How to adjust the 5100's...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Scottdl99, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Scottdl99

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    I have been asking toyteclifts how to adjust the 5100's since they come with no instructions. Some reason they can't tell me....hmmm.....maybe I will reconsider next time I need suspension parts!

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    Yeah as you can tell I am a little upset. I have been e-mailing a rep of their company all week trying to get this question answered. I have been given no direction! Seems like an easy answer to a product they sell.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    I'm not an expert but isnt it just those little rings on each shock?:p
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    I feel your anger I emailed them because they over charged me $100 on shipping my lift to me no one has answered me back in 2 plus months. The billies have 3 settings "0" "1.75" or "2.5" the bottom one is zero and the top is 2.5 Im sure you can figure out the middle one:D
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    5100's w/884's @0, Sliders, Headlight bake w/eyelids, Rears blacked,5% tint. AFE Pro dry S, All LED interiors, Sridertrax, a few more
    I have figured that out, just want to know exactly what to do.

    No bashing...just calling them out. This is info they should be able to give me immediatly and I think it redicoulus that I have been asking for it all week. I just want to make sure I do it right since iI have invested alot of money into this.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    You have to take the assembly out of the truck. Then remove the top and spring... then you can push the lower spring seat off the ring. With a pair of pliers pull on the ring and move it up to the desired setting. put the lower seat back down...reinstall the spring then the hat. reinstall complete assembly. This cannot be done on the truck like an adjustable coilover.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Thank you!

    I really wish they would include directions.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    If I were you I would pm toyteclifts http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=12472 on here and see if he could assist you. I have been emailing and Pm'ing him. Been a good source of info for me.
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    Just make sure you don't follow in Chirs4x4s footsteps when doing this. apparently moving little rings is one skill that escaped him. :D
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    ^ Id like to know more???
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    Ask him.. :)
     
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    Read the How-To section and it should go smooth.
    DO NOT REMOVE THE BIG NUT ON TOP WITHOUT THE SPRING COMPRESSED!

    Very important.
     
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  15. Dec 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    No. Thats not true. Pep Boys out here assembled his shocks and springs incorectly. He brought his truck to me to check them out. When I did, I noticed they were assembled incorrectly, I informed Matt, and began to re install them in the truck. At that point, one blew apart. I DID NOT assemble his springs.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    ^ haha that was a sad time when you got hurt. adjusting is realy simple, pull the assembly off thr truck. remove the top plate while the springs are compressed, adjust the c clip and reverse to put them back, on
     
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    HAHA.. i know.. I was just messin! :)
     
  19. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    +1. Thanks for posting.

    To the OP: I am Sorry for your frustration. The 5100 adjustment is made by simply moving the small c-clip to the desired setting. Like others have said It cannot be done while the shock is on the truck. You must set the desired height adjustment prior to installation. The bottom ring is for 0 lift, 2nd from the bottom is 0.85", 3rd 1.75", and top approximately 2.5". Just be careful when moving the clip from one notch to another notch. You do not want to bend or stretch the clip as doing so will cause it not to seat correctly. Hope this helps. Also, have you tried calling them? Might be a quicker way to get your questions answered. I know those guys are always very busy and do work very hard to try to answer all questions. Also did you check your spam folder? Sometimes email filters inadvertently catch email that we really want to read by accident. Just a thought.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    As we discussed in our email conversation, I don't have a digital copy of another Manufacture's Instructions. Those instructions are included in each box. I still find it weird you have two box's that have no instructions. But, with that aside.

    I really don't appreciate you coming on here bashing ToyTec, or 'calling them out' when you and I were handling this through email. I spent my time researching on the forums trying to find that thread I had seen the pdf on. Then I offered to fax a copy to you.

    Were your feelings really hurt that bad. You could have even started this thread, without saying a word about the fact that I don't have a digital copy of some instructions that only come in the Bilstein box...

    Other options you could have excersed: Emailing support from the website. Calling the ToyTec office. Started a thread here without throwing yourself under the bus.

    I'm here to help in any fashion I can, but I can't hold your hand..
     
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