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Darkmint's Suspension Replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by DarkMint, Jul 9, 2024 at 12:02 AM.

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 12:02 AM
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    DarkMint

    DarkMint [OP] just gettin by

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    For my own future reference.
     
  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 12:06 AM
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    DarkMint

    DarkMint [OP] just gettin by

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    Above: old Diver side vs new

    Below: pics of old Pass side

    IMG_20240707_104043765.jpg IMG_20240707_104052440.jpg IMG_20240707_104105858.jpg


    Screwdriver pry bar broke a couple more times after this.

    Old vs new hardware. Husky HD ubolts are marked Dayton. Shackle bolts&nut remain 19mm, all new Husky hardware uses 7/8".IMG_20240707_113012318.jpg IMG_20240707_113051359_HDR.jpg

    IMG_20240707_115807947.jpg IMG_20240707_115904776.jpg
     
  3. Jul 11, 2024 at 6:29 AM
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    KNABORES

    KNABORES Sarcasm incoming

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    2000 Limited TRD AC 4X4 Thunder Grey 270k miles. 2019 Limited TRD CM 4x4 Cement Grey 75k miles
    2000: Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers & trim ARE topper 2019: ARE topper with full Bedrug kit and Vortex rack TRD shifter 1.25" wheel spacers (I like to live dangerously) Red tow hooks for that +15 grip bonus
    Great work sir! Although the difference in the full kit price front and rear for Monroe quick struts and Bilstein 5100’s is only about $150 or so. The Billies do require you to reuse your factory spring (which you appear to be missing).
     
  4. Jul 11, 2024 at 4:54 PM
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    DarkMint

    DarkMint [OP] just gettin by

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    I don't have the confidence to use an at home portable spring compressor and reuse the dubious old Monroe spring (wasn't OEM to begin with) so I didn't really look into buying individual front struts at all. Gotta go with the cheapest, simplest job for now (especially with apartment workers on the prowl! Car repairs in the apartment lot are a no-no ;))
     

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