With everyone’s help, we completely installed my Front & Rear suspension lift & UCA on my 08 Tacoma, TRD, 4X4. Those in attendance: Chris 4X4, Brain R, PackerfanXD, & Tightshirts. We had a SEAMLESS install that took just over 5 ½ hours. It was a casual pace, moderate BS’ing, & all around good time. Thanks to ALL! Tightshirts will be posting a kickass HD 1080P video & pics shortly, with a detailed write-up.
I achieved a 3 1/8” increase in front & 2 ¼ in back (in addition to the rear TSB I had done last week).
The average person probably would not notice a difference in the ride. It has a little more of a "firm" feel to it, definatley not "stiff". You can feel the smaller bumps a little more, but the bigger bumps smoooothlikebutter.
This is what we installed:
OME N140S Front shocks $289.99
OME Rear Extended length shocks $169.99
OME 885 Coils $169.99
Toytec TSB AAL’S $79.99
OME Trim Packer $7.99
Downsouth Motorsports 888-973-6967
Total Chaos UCA $630.
Toyota Off-Road Parts, Shannon 800-327-2087
See diagram below for FRONT COILOVER:
2 EACH; FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER (TOP)
2 EACH; FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION NUMBER 1
2 EACH; FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT SUB ASSEMBLY
2 EACH; FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER CUSHION RETAINER (BOTTOM)
Aprox $165.00 for the above items
LOCAL SHOP LABOR:
Assembly of Coilovers (Labor), $85.00
The items from Toytec & Downsouth were items needed for the lift & UCA. The Old Man Emu front parts only come with the shocks & coils, bought separately. You need to build the Old Man Emu front coilovers one of two ways.
An option you have to negate the Toyota Off-Road Parts items, would be to remove the existing coilovers, then run them down to a shop & have them torn apart & utilize parts to build your new OME coilovers. You will still have a shop charge. Actually some supply houses offer this service for $200 +.
The upside of doing this is: 1) You have a totally new front coilovers installed on your vehicle. 2) You have a complete set of ORIGINAL coilovers you could sell for much more to help recoup $$. The downside to not doing pre-built coilovers is TIME. It will take a minimum of 2 hours of driving, finding a place, the actual demo/building process, returning, etc… If you are not rushing & need to save $$, this will work. You probably need to call ahead to a shop to ensure they can accommodate your change-out.
Big thanks to Chris4X4 for all the preliminary assistance.
Rims/tires on order.