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Old 04-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #1221
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Yeah, it was. We fixed it after.
Yep, just re-read your post, i missed that the first time. Truck looks awesome!
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Wow, am I measuring the same way as everyone else??

I am measuring from the center of the wheel (the middle of the Toyota emblem) to the bottom of the fender flare (i.e. the first point where the tape measure intersects any body part) when the tape is held as close to 90 degrees from the ground as possible. The arch of the fender gives a slightly lower measurement as I move the tape toward the front of the truck, and increases quickly as I move toward the rear. So there certainly is some room for error.

I have ordered an OME kit and while waiting for it to arrive I have taken some stock measurements of my truck. Here's what I have:

FL: 20.0"
FR: 20.25"
RL: 22.25"
RR: 22.5"
(rears have the Toyota TSB springs)

These numbers seem low given what some people are reporting for their post-lift measurements. If I ended up with 24.5" up front like bardicstorm, then that is a 4.5" lift! (fantastic news if it is correct, but it seems unlikely).
I didn't measure before I started, but with 886's, dakars, and no weight, it's quite high.
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I didn't measure before I started, but with 886's, dakars, and no weight, it's quite high.
What do your CV angles look like ?
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #1224
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What do your CV angles look like ?
I'll see if I can get a pic tomorrow. Not too bad though, but I also did the diff drop. Might have some DS vibration, but without the alignment done yet, I can't be sure.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:54 PM   #1225
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IDK how you got so much lift
I also just put it on yesterday. Thinking it will settle a fair bit.

But just to check... middle of the toyota emblem to the bottom of the flare, right?
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I also just put it on yesterday. Thinking it will settle a fair bit.

But just to check... middle of the toyota emblem to the bottom of the flare, right?
Yes , that's correct

Also for some reason I thought you had 885's
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #1228
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Yes , that's correct

Also for some reason I thought you had 885's
Ah. No. Planning on adding a bumper, skids, and a winch. Planned ahead.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #1229
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Ah. No. Planning on adding a bumper, skids, and a winch. Planned ahead.
So did I. That's why I got the 885s for my 4Banger.
Added a 1/4" spacer when I added sliders & skids.
Might add another when I get my aluminum bumper with reciever mounted winch so I can use it front or rear & so I'm not always carring the extra weight on my front.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #1230
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I have searched and searched and I know I've seen it before...

What adjustment is everyone running with the Light Racing Upper Control arm (UCA)? Currently I have both sides set in line with the control arm. letter D- http://www.spcalignment.net/instruct...70-INS_WEB.pdf.

I got my full OME 886's and dakar leafs installed on Saturday. And I'm heading to get an alignment this morning. I'll post some numbers and comments after I get everything fine tuned and get it up to speed.
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I have searched and searched and I know I've seen it before...

What adjustment is everyone running with the Light Racing Upper Control arm (UCA)? Currently I have both sides set in line with the control arm. letter D- http://www.spcalignment.net/instruct...70-INS_WEB.pdf.

I got my full OME 886's and dakar leafs installed on Saturday. And I'm heading to get an alignment this morning. I'll post some numbers and comments after I get everything fine tuned and get it up to speed.
Same here, D - Neutral, @2.0*
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #1233
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IDK how you got so much lift
Ok, I don't think I actually did. I think I'm dealing with Settling and uneven spots.

I tried a few times today, in 5 different locations, and I can't get a consistent reading.

Front Left: 23.25"-24"
Front Right: 23.25"-24"

Rear Left: 24.75"-25"
Rear Right: 24.25"-25"

The fronts are different in every single place I measured. Seems to be somewhere around 23.75" more consistently. The rears are 25" pretty much everywhere except my driveway (which has a small amount of slope).
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That sounds right ^
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Yeah, I just wish I could get a consistent reading at more than 1 location.

Of course, it also would have helped if I measured before the lift.
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Yeah, I just wish I could get a consistent reading at more than 1 location.

Of course, it also would have helped if I measured before the lift.
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Perusing this thread as I have made the decision to replace my stock suspension. My rear leafs are shot. I want to keep the stock UCAs. I need suggestions for purchase and installation in the LA/OC region in socal.

I currently have a flippac and load it pretty heavy when going camping/offroad/overlanding. Hopefully there will be a Four Wheel Camper in the future. I'm not looking for max lift but rather ability to carry the load.

I don't want a harsh ride up front. Sounds like some of you have a rougher ride on-road, i.e. speedbumps. Off-road is a smooth ride?

Thanks.
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Perusing this thread as I have made the decision to replace my stock suspension. My rear leafs are shot. I want to keep the stock UCAs. I need suggestions for purchase and installation in the LA/OC region in socal. Local TWers

I currently have a flippac and load it pretty heavy when going camping/offroad/overlanding. Hopefully there will be a Four Wheel Camper in the future. I'm not looking for max lift but rather ability to carry the load.

Thanks.
Not sure what you would get as far as hight with what you have on your Taco.
My guess is 885s would get you 2" - 2.5" (I had stock UCAs on mine when it was at 3", not quite in spec for castor but it drove great). You can always add a top plat spacer if needed (after adding sliders -.25" front & rear, a full set of skids -.5" front so I added .25" spacers to regain .5" front lift)
Dakars somewhere around 2.5" - 3" (I got 3" with my shell before sliders).
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I don't want a harsh ride up front. Sounds like some of you have a rougher ride on-road, i.e. speedbumps. Off-road is a smooth ride?

Thanks.
You should be good with the 885s up front. I rode the 886s for a year before I got the plate bumper and skid on, and while the ride was stiffer than stock it really wasn't bad at all. The Dakars will take some real weight and your ride will still be good, a vast improvement over the stock springs.
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