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which coilover is passanger & driver

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jarroddorraj, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Aug 13, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    jarroddorraj

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    I just purchased a set of stock coilovers for my 06 prerunner with spacers already installed, my question is is there a difference betwen the drivers side and passenger side coilovers, and if so how can I tell the difference?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    Well...the previous generation trucks were different. But I'm not sure about the new trucks.

    The previous generation trucks - the drivers side coil had an additional winding.

    Count the 'windings' on the coils and see if they're the same or not. If one is longer - and if I had to guess - it's probably the drivers side.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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    are the windings the loops in the springs?
     
  4. Aug 13, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The Passenger side will have 2 paint marks of the same color on the coil, I think it is "green". The driver side will have 2 paint spots, but they will be "Green" and "Yellow". :)
     
  5. Aug 13, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    Yes.... Pick a spot and use the same spot for both - count the windings.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    thanks guys hopefully the install will go smooth
     
  7. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:21 AM
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    one more question, do i need a tourqe wrench to tighten the bolts back or should i just get them as tight as i can?
     
  8. Aug 16, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    I guess this means you got them?
     
  9. Aug 16, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    yes i got the coilovers, they have the same number of windings, one has blue & white paint and the other has green & gray anyone know which is driver and passanger
     
  10. Aug 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    What year are they from?
     
  11. Aug 16, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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  12. Aug 16, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    Im not familliar with that color combo.
    Could I get a close up pic of the coils?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    here is the pic hope it helps

    104.jpg
     
  14. Aug 17, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    Im pretty sure the one with the green paint spot is driver side. If Im wrong, you can always switch them. Sorry I cant be of more help.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    thanks chris i'll give it a shot, only one way to find out:rolleyes:
     
  16. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    you know...........i feel like an idiot now!!!:( when me and tigerfan took my coils out to replace the shocks(put in billy 5100's), we didnt even pay attention to which was which. i could have possibly put the wrong sides on................but the truck looks pretty level to me. is it gonna cause any harm if they are wrong??
     
  17. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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    No harm, but it will sag on the driver side. If you dont notice it, You probably got it right!. :)
     
  18. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    ok, cool. if i notice it starting to sag.....i'll change them around!! thanks chris!!:)
     
  19. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    Wow, I never notice that
     
  20. Aug 17, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    Your good. You would have noticed it pretty quickly, within a few days. :)
     

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