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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Overthehill2, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Oct 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    Overthehill2

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    Just finished installing Bilstein Struts (24-022842) on front of my 2002 trd.
    After finishing and letting the truck to the ground I notice the top strut screws are tightened all the way down to the end of the threads, but there is about a 1/2" gap left to the top of the bushing that was not there with the old set. I didn't like it so I put in some washers to fill up the space. Has any one had this problem?
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 27, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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    Did you have a top plate spacer before? You could redo the coil spring and replace the bolts with shorter ones but I would probably do what you did and add a nice stack of washers and call it a day. It won't hurt anything.

    Edit: are you asking about the center nut on the shock or the 3 bolts that hold the whole assembly in place? My advice was for the 3 bolts. If it's the center stud, you have another problem.
     
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    Any pics of the issue?
     
  4. Oct 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Overthehill2

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    Thanks for your reply. I found the problem when I looked at the old struts. I had not removed the old top rubber/washer assembly and put it on the new ones. At this point I do not want to pull it all out and put it in so there will not be a cushion between the top of the shock and the mounting plate. Maybe if I have energy I will pull it apart and put it in.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    You should put the bushing in.. Best to have everything properly assembled
     

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