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Something is Wrong With My Toytec Coilovers...Please Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jmed99, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    A week ago I put the Toytec Ultimate kit on my taco. You may remember this thread...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...y-setup-new-lift-lots-pictures-need-help.html

    Somehow I got like 5 inches of lift from the front coilovers. I decided to give it a week to settle then adjust per Chris4x4's instruction. So today I retorqued everything and adjusted the coilovers. I adjusted them down about 1/2 an inch which should have resulted in a 1" lowering of the front of my taco. It didn't make any difference so I adjusted another 1/2" on each side but believe it or not it still made no difference. :eek:

    Is something wrong with my coilovers? I'm kinda worried now that I have adjusted them down over 1" which should have resulted in at least 2" height reduction but it did nothing. I'm adjusting them clockwise...is that right? I only have about 1.5" of thread below the adjuster ring left and I still have a 4" lift in the front.

    Please help....Thanks! :D
     
  2. Jul 3, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Here's a pic of the coilover as it is now...

    Coilover.jpg
     
  3. Jul 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    You need to turn the adjuster counter clock wise (IIRC). The threaded adjusters may be on the wrong setting on the shocks, so you may have to adjust more. If there was alot of pre load on the spring, you may have to take more than an inch before any difference in height is seen.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Counter clockwise would move the adjuster ring up on the threads....you sure that's right? Seems like i would turn the adjuster clockwise thus moving the adjuster down on the threads and lowering it. The directions say to turn clockwise....what am I missing...I feel like a dumb ass!

    Thanks for your help!
     
  5. Jul 3, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    So the thread adjusters may be on the wrong setting? That doesn't sound good. Should I return the coilovers for new ones? Just seems like something has been wrong from the beginning. I mean Toytec says the maximum lift you can get after you adjust them is 3.5 inches and somehow I got 5" with the ability to adjust up from there. When I adjust down nothing happens.

    This all seems real weird and possibly dangerous. Thoughts?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    I would call Toytec and see what they say. For my Icon coilovers, you would have to make 4 turns to get about 1/2" of lift or drop.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    how did you measure the 5"? did you add on new tires at the same time?
    Something is not right here....
     
  8. Jul 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    Your right...Clockwise to lower.....Long day in the sun :eek: Keep lowering them until the correct height is achieved.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    Don't mind me but I gotta ask. Are you driving it around the block after you adjust them? You gotta let the suspension settle. If the tires don't roll after you adjust it, it will stay the same!
     
  10. Jul 4, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    Otherwise did you get the incorrect springs sent?
     
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    I drove it around the block and adjusted it a couple more times and got it. One side is now at 39" and the other is at 39-1/4". I'm going to check the tire pressure and make one more adjustment to the drivers side to get the 2 sides to be even and she'll be good to go.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. Jul 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Your welcome! Glad it's ganna work out for ya.
     
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    Don't you need an alignment if you adjust the coil height?
     
  14. Jul 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Yes.
     
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    Just making sure. Thanks. (although it really sucks that you need one lol)
     
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