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Toyota TRD Off Road Bilsteins and Coils Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taco dawg, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    I scored a set of Tacoma TRD Off Road Bilsteins and Coils from a guy. Anyway, I am trying to find out if there is a difference between the driver's side and passenger side coils and struts. I haven't looked carefully yet, but I thought that y'all would know from experience in exchanging/replacing them. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    It might help if we new what gen truck you had.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    No difference.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Not true, the driver side coil is slightly more extend to account for the weight of the driver and gas.

    OP if you set the two coils on a flat surface the taller of the two will be your driver side coil. This will help your truck account for the "taco lean".
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    They lean anyways though.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Well if that's the case, then it would lean even more if you put it on the wrong side.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I don't know.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Then why would you post these?

    Telling the OP something wrong is a lot worse than not saying anything at all. It's not that big a deal to say you don't know something, it's just another opportunity to learn.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    I was saying I don't know as in I don't agree with you.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Ah so you do know, but you won't share you wisdom with the rest of the class then? :rolleyes:

    So why are you here again?

    This is a community to help each other no just selectively share information. ;)

    But just in case I'll submit this picture as proof of what I'm saying.

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    Notice the upper coil has a slightly elongated gap towards the top, that's to account for driver and fuel weight.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    OK man, thanks for the life lesson I didn't know I wasn't allowed to disagree with you. I was mistaken you win, you're the king of the forum.

    OP sorry for the wrong answer.
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    Don't act like a child, disagree all you want, but have something to back it up. I have evidence of what I'm saying, so show me where I'm wrong and I will gladly admit it. That's all, no need to get up set over it.
     
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    I'm not upset, I said you were right. I was mistaken. Geez.
     
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    Nice truck by the way. I really like that bumper.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    OK then :)

    Thanks, but it's a pain to keep painted next to the fenders though. They rub when I take it off roading and it drives me crazy. I need to lower it more so I don't have to worry about it.
     
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    It's the All pro right? It's rubbing paint off the fenders or off the bumper itself?
     
  17. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    Both...the design isn't the best when it comes to flexing. The body moves around but the bumper doesn't. So when I go over a large obstacle, the body rubs against the top of the bumper rubbing off the paint from both. I have dropped the bumper and added two washers on both sides where it bolts up to the frame, but apparently that was not enough. I'm going to add another and see if that helps.
     
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    Damn that sucks to hear. I was thinking about getting one sooner or later but I am really OCD when it comes to my paint and little chips etc.
     
  19. Jan 21, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    Now you're just being a douche. You need to CALM DOWN
     
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    I can't tell if you're kidding but we are not trying to be e-thugs on here, problem solved.
     
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