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5100 Install Issue Corrected

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by n8saki, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    Just installed my 5100s, tech took all the precautions and did not bend or remove the snap ring/c clip. Is it normal for the opening to look like this? The back side is completely flush. Test drive went well which included some minor speed bumps.

    Normal?

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  2. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    The coil seat is installed wrong. Needs to be flipped.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    I would have it towed back. It is going to go very bad if you keep driving it.
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    This is the correct orientation.
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  5. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Also, whoever the Tech was. I wouldn't let them touch the truck again. These come with detailed instructions with images. He apparently ignored that. I installed a set of 5100 on my buddies tacoma. Piece of cake if you read.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    I agree. They have it now. Didn’t leave.
     
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  7. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Should they be replaced or ok to just flip and reinstall?
     
  8. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    As long as the ring seats back I don't see an issue. The coil seat holds in the ring tight to the shock tube and in place.
     
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  9. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:13 PM
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    If it's bent beyond sitting right I'd say get another set of rings.
     
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  10. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    I’ve heard that shock releasing off its ring position can get really ugly.
    Good thing you caught that!
     
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  11. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    Thanks for the help here guys. Thought something was wrong when it looked lifted 3 inches and a major bro squat.

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  12. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    That would of been asking for coil bind. Or the ring failing and your suspension failing apart on the road.
     
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  13. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    Damn. Brutal! What’s it look like now?
     
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    Agreed on this 100%. You should not go back to that place. That is some serious hack work.
     
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  15. Sep 18, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    Left it at the shop. Got a car to drive and will pick up tomorrow. To be continued.
     
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    I would give a very good look to the ring and the groove. The ring has a ton of pressure on it. If it goes south bad damage will happen. Nice looking truck.
     
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    I’m sure they will get it done right. Especially with the fact that they know you are on top of it.
    Post up some pics when that thing is dialed in!
     
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    Wow! That could’ve been very bad if that ring had failed (which has happened) because of the flipped seat...while cruising down the interstate. If it wasn’t driven on I would think the rings should be fine.
     
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    That little ring kills me anyway... when I first had mine done I would cringe every time I would hit a speed bump thinking how the heck is this thing gonna hold all this weight and pressure!
     
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    I believe it was driven on for a short test drive. Guess will find out tomorrow....wonder where I can get new c clips or snap rings. 4 wheel parts etc?
     
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    Probably direct from bilstein. I'd have the shop but you a new set....then go get them installed elsewhere. The clip ring is bent and they put the spring perch inside down. What a bunch of hacks
     
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    So... I waited 'til OP got his answer before derailing but... am I the only one that read "snap ring" and thought immediately of nipples and mailboxes?!! :rolleyes::D:eek:
     
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    Yes. Yes you are.:confused::D
     
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    Update, rings & shock housing are fine installing back in. They are doing the alignment. Any base line that I should use to check them.

    Thank you guys for the look out. One of the main reasons I joined this forum. I’m grateful.
     
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    I'm just worried that the ring is damaged and now that the perches are installed correct you cant see the rings
     
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    They were inspected prior by a different tech and were completely apologetic.

    Here are the alignment numbers.

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    caster above 3 is preferred.
     
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    After I put on the Coachbuilder steering kit Dave Ekstrom sent me what he thought was perfect alignment specs for a 2 inch level and the caster was 2.5.
     
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  29. Sep 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    How it sits now. Alignment waiting to be redone per specs listed here. They’ve been pleasant once they figure out they f* up. Pretty close to level, easy to tell it was f*d

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    Looks good.
     
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