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Temporary fix for bad front coil?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Crash_Davis, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    I know this is blasphemy but my 2008 failed state inspection today for a bad front coil. I have a TRD. Can I use a couple of the cheap Assemblies you find on Amazon for a few months until I can put together enough cash for new 4600's? I would only use them temporarily would it negatively affect my truck if I don't keep them on long? They should work right? Sorry if a dumb question. I am pretty clueless about suspension stuff but I definitely want to put a nice set back on. Just in a pinch for cash and need to get the truck through inspection.

    thanks.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    Can you take it somewhere else? I'm assuming you didn't notice anything. Always thought those state inspections where rubber-stamps and pay a fee.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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    I'm in Virginia, pretty sure they enter it into a computer why it failed so another shop would see. Guess I could try to get another opinion. I see some rust on a coil up front but it doesn't look "broken" to me.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Smart money would put the 4600 shocks you want on a credit card and pay the small interest vs. buying cheap shocks and turning around 3 months later and re-buying more expensive shocks.

    You’d be wasting money on buying the lesser quality shocks which is way more expensive than a few months interest until you can pay of 4600’s. Make sense?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:40 PM
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    I know. It's not just the price of them. You gotta pay labor to get the coils compressed and assembled. It's not cheap. Unless I can find a pair someone is selling. I saw an ad on the marketplace forums here. We'll see how that goes but I have 15 days to get it fixed...I know wear parts need replaced. I am horrible at planning. Sometimes its just better to pay for a new truck. LOL
     
  6. Feb 24, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    I’ve seen the 5-0 badge work wonders before.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Well, not cheap per say. You can probably get a stock style Monroe Quick Strut assembly for less. Do it yourself without having to compress springs with a "quick strut" setup. Just a quick google search as I am starting to think about upgrading mine... They are not 4600's..but they may do what you need. I used the Monroe's on my wife's 4runner to replace XREAS and had them all in half a day in my gravel driveway.

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  8. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    There is no difference in the springs on a TRD. The shock is the only difference.

    I'd put the cheap assemblies on and not worry about it. In fact, I bet you like the ride better. TRD shocks are firmer than what is put on other packages.

    Buy them local, so you get the lifetime warrentied. They are so easy to change, I change mine when I think my ride is getting rough .
     
  9. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    Thanks all. I went ahead and purchased a set from Jtaco (https://www.tundras.com/threads/fs-...springs-3rd-gen-2007-2020-socal-oc-280.49503/), told me they were off of new vehicles with less than 10 miles and everyone seems to like him. Price not terrible but I think PHM is right. Better to bite the bullet one time and be done with the crap.

    Now just need to find someone to put them on when they come in that doesn't want $200/hr. Hopefully they will last the life of the truck or at least as long as I have it.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    Look to be in pretty good shape! Excited to get them! Hopefully a semi-informed decision even though it costs more than I'd like for a truck with 158k miles.

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  11. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:30 PM
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    I purchased a set from him as well,love them compared to the junk i had before.
     

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