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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Jimes, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    so I’m adjusting my Kings coilovers in front and was wondering if 14 threads showing on the driver side and 12 on passenger side is too much? Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    It puts some preload on the spring. But rides pretty decent. 14 on driver is enough to compensate for driver lean. You can drop some if you want to take some load off the spring. Just keep the gap of threads close or around what ya have between passenger/driver for the lean.
    What you have now should get ya around or a little over 3” lift
     
  3. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Ok. Awesome! First time I’ve adjusted for the initial sag since I’m going to 37s tomorrow need to get it finished. I’m doing passenger side now. Thank you.
     
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  4. Jul 23, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    These spring compressors work well. One on each side FE993C1D-6CB5-4CAF-8624-DE32649ECEE7.jpg
     
  5. Jul 24, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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    Got a link for those spring compressors?
     
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  6. Jul 24, 2019 at 2:27 AM
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    Careful Jimes, using this style spring compressor sends shivers down my spine. (Lower clamp)

    E633375B-A0B3-4B44-835A-2AF0DAE38ADA.jpg

    I’ve had pretty decent luck with these style in tight places, and it clamps down on the coil spring.

    91E30933-95A5-4F1A-AB80-B31AE272E740.jpg
     
  7. Jul 24, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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    Thanks Chris. Those do look safer. Lol. I barely clamp down on the springs. I compress the springs just enough to make it easy to use the Kings punch tool on the collar. Use plenty of wd40 and it works pretty well. Making the full turn sucks cause there’s not an even amount of holes in the collar and the coilovers top mounts get in the way so I had to get creative and use a 1/4” drive extension that fits in the holes and another 3/8” drive extension and hammer and tap it so a new hole comes around so that I can use the punch tool. Took me about an hour and a half to do both sides.
     
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  8. Jul 24, 2019 at 4:39 AM
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  9. Jul 24, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    You’re not in any real danger in that situation you just explained other than a loud pop.

    Now if this was a strut assembly on a bench...different story.
     
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    Not unless you put your fingers in there while adjusting for some reason. It could happen and lose a finger. Good call out on the dangers though. Kings look great btw!
    When I installed my toytec I noticed drivers side had a little more turns than the passenger side as well.
     
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  11. Jul 24, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Well, I actually do know someone that took part of his finger off in HS this way. That was not a good scene.

    From what Jimes said, he was just compressing enough to turn the collar.

    Life in the single stage shocks. Lol

    Kings always look good on anything. One of our other member has been fighting with Toyota to sell him some ProFox shocks and will not. Fox won’t even call him back. So @Toytec Lifts gets another sale with customer service. Kings and TT are on the same playing field when it comes to customer service before and after sales..IMHO.
     
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    Patiently waiting on pics of 37’s installed.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Dropping the truck off right now. Will post pics if I get her back today.
     
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    U can take the guy out of the garage, But U can’t take the garage out of the guy
    Not many yet, mostly stock.
    Hope they don’t scratch or chip the coils
     
  15. Jul 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Only the master tech at the dealership is allowed to touch my vehicle due to a previous issue. The cam tower leak took a month and a half to fix. Also when they did an oil change a newbie broke the part that holds the oil filter housing. After those two issues and becoming friends with the master tech, the service manager only allows him to work on my truck. He did my 35s with no issue so I’m not worried about it.
     
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    I do my oil changes now.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Show some pics when you have a chance. Thanks
     
  18. Jul 24, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    Unfortunately my luck sucks with me taking my truck in. It always takes way longer then normal. I get her back tomorrow. But I’ll post pics when it’s back in my possession
     
  19. Jul 24, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    No prob, im sure the suspense is killing you.
     
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    Oh you know it is. Had to wait over two weeks for the gears to go in and lockers to get repaired and then I finish the pinch weld mod and adjust my coilovers just to get my tires and alignment done and some more waiting. I’m going nuts here. It’s bad enough to deal with the gear break in period. I just want to take it off road and test out the rig. Really though, first trip out I’m going back to that obstacle in Tahoe area that I got stuck at and conquer that. Then I’ll be happy.
     
  21. Jul 24, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Man , you know im waiting for mine to get installed.
    Also you are in the Tahoe area.
     
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