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Installing Coachbuilder front shims on a 2017 pro?

Discussion in 'Ekstrom Design' started by jcgill1959, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Mar 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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    Does anyone have instructions for installing Coachbuilder front shims on a 2017 pro?

    I think they could be a good Saturday project
     
  2. Mar 2, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    There's no difference from the '15 or '16 Pro. There's also plenty of write ups. Have you tried doing a search?

    Helps to have a helper and helps if you have a lift. If you have both you can be done in an hour. Take it straight to get alignment done.
     
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    Tried searching cant seem to find them. Tried "Install shims on tundra", "installing shims" and so on.
     
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    I tried to find links too, no luck. The link above seems to have good information. I'm sure that info is on here, maybe someday else will chime in
     
  7. Mar 2, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    I am by no means a pro at this. In say that I believe the coilover has to come out. Once out the shims are placed on top of the coilover as pictured below...then just reinstalled. I believe the shims themselves have little notches or grooves in one side of them. they line up facing outward from the truck.

    Hope this helps...and someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 2, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
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    @Newm they didn't come with instructions on how to line them up?

    either way, I do think the grooves line up facing forward from the frame. Not 100% sure though.
     
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    I'm not the OP...just trying to help so I don't have the directions and was going off fuzzy memory.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2017 at 2:20 PM
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    Doy my bad buddy. Was in the middle of working something out at work LOL brain fart
     
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    You have to take them off and put the shims on top of the coilovers then fasten them back on. Here's a link I followed the first time I put my spacers on. Fairly easy but time consuming and definitely get a buddy to help you. (It's for a spacer lift but process is exactly the same)
    https://youtu.be/3f-l6UZiLoY
     
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    I got mine in without removing the whole assembly. After disconnecting stuff I pried down with a bar and my bud slipped em in. Mine didn't have any notches that I saw either. We had it on the lift though. I got permission from our shop boss to use the one at work on a Saturday.
     
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    Below is a pic of the notch I was referring to.


     
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    David must have started adding the notches since I bought mine. They definitely did not have that notch. It would have been handy though! I did mine in 2015.
     
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    Thanks guys! seems simple, not as intense as I thought. I guess I'm joining the Coachbuilder Club !!!! cant wait to take the Camry size tires off the Pro. You guys rock ! and this forum really helps us" Less Knowledgeable" followers. 35 General Gabbers on 18" Methods from my 2013 rock warrior are going on the Pro.
    TUNDRA FOR LIFE :turtleride:
     
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    Yeah, the notches stick out. See where on step 1 it says the key way faces out towards the wheel.
     
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    Nice trade! Been thinking of methods myself!
    Enjoy and have fun!!
     
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    Any chance you can post a pic of the instructions? I have the shims but don't remember getting them.
     
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    hey go solo why don't you just tell the guy how to install the shims if you know how.
     
  21. May 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM
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    Remove the top nuts, remove the lower control arm bolt, remove the clips holding the brake line so it doesn't get stretched or torn, remove the sway bar nut and pop er loose. Pry down and slip the shims in, over the bolts. Make sure you know how they orient directionally and top side, cause you can only get em in one way.

    I tried to do these alone but couldn't do it. I had help and a lift.

    Let us know how it goes
     
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    Thanks. Got one in on the driver side. Within 3/8" from the passenger side now :thumbsup:
     
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    hey does the TRD PRO skid need to come off?
     
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