Supposedly the SAW 2.0's for the 95.5 - 04 Tacoma are the same as the 96 - 02 4R's. I'm doing a restore on my 4R and took off the piece of $h!t SAW's so they are laying in my garage.
My 01 Taco has a new frame and I found out Toyota changed some things with the frame. For starters I bought some Westin bolt on step rails and they do not fit because Toyota changed some dimensions on the frame.
I was going to put a cheap spacer lift on my Taco but I decided against it once I started the install. I saw the terrible ball joint angle and could tell it would be trouble in no time. So I grabbed my SAW's from the 4R and tried to install them. They will not line up with the lower control arm. In the 4R the bolt holes are in a different position so the SAW fits in nicely with some wiggle room (meaning you can turn the shock slightly side to side). On the Taco I cannot get it to fit without the need to beat on it. Something will break at some point.
So that leads to my question. Has anyone installed SAW coilovers on a Taco with a new frame? I don't see how this will possibly work.