So my friend Steven (Stupid Hurts) came down last week and I installed the new Ready Lift Kit for 05+ 2WD 5-lug Tacoma. This is a front spacer and rear AAL lift. Here are the 2 snags the company leaves you hanging on. Now prior to the install a while back, I viewed the video that Ready Lift has available and of course they make everything seem like it bolts itself together while you watch. The 2 snags were:
#1. The leaf center pins (bolts/nuts) they supply for the rear have too big of a head and it doesn't fit into the axle hole properly. Sanded them down just a hair w/sanding wheel on hand grinder.
#2. The nuts & washers for the leaf center pin (bolts/nuts) are too big to go into the hole on the u-bolt plates. I had to drill the holes bigger and ditch the washer, the factory doesn't use washers either. The picture below of the washer is after I drilled the plate so the nut would fit in.
The long stud on the top of the front coil overs does have to be cut to the same height as the other 2 are stock. No coil spring compressor needed. When the coil over is unbolted it all comes apart real easy and you just turn the stock top plate 120 degrees by hand.
The trick for installing the coil over w/spacer was to bolt the upper 3 studs/nuts first (making sure top of shock pokes through also) then use a ratchet strap around the bottom of the coil over and attach both ends of the strap to the lower arm on the other side of the truck to keep the bottom of the shock in place so I could use a pry bar and jack the arm up so the bolt would slip through while the bottom of the shock stayed in place..
Did my home alignment and he was off and riding higher...tires & sick titanium bronze wheels (Rota Grid style) coming soon. Hope this helps shed some light on this lift kit for future froaders.