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Old 04-05-2009, 06:00 AM   #41
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Great write up Chris!
Just in time for me to do mine. I just had the spring TSB done Friday. Hoping to install the lift I purchased from brianincc last month this weekend.
Hmmm, that coil compressor is not a good one to use? What kind would you suggest? Remember I got the 886's from him. THX
I recomend a wall mounted large spring compressor. Or the one pictured above.

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Good for springs up to 10". The Tacoma springs are 14" and many after market springs are 16".
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #42
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Just tore mine apart yesterday...
Couple things I would recomend...

a pry bar or big flat head screwdriver, some reason my coil overs didn't want to get out of the lower mount....
also when you go to re-attach the upper ball joint if you jack up right under the lower control arm it will be a bunch easier than putting all your weight onto it to try to get everything lined up....

This is what is meant by a spring compressor, DO NOT use one of the wimpy autozone ones...

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Good for springs up to 10". The Tacoma springs are 14" and many after market springs are 16".[/quote]
Ok, My 886's are 16" high. I have a friend that works at monroe around the corner, I think I will have him do the coils. Safer that way, cheaper too.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:06 PM   #44
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Just tore mine apart yesterday...
Couple things I would recomend...

a pry bar or big flat head screwdriver, some reason my coil overs didn't want to get out of the lower mount....
also when you go to re-attach the upper ball joint if you jack up right under the lower control arm it will be a bunch easier than putting all your weight onto it to try to get everything lined up....

This is what is meant by a spring compressor, DO NOT use one of the wimpy autozone ones...
Dont know why you had such an issue getting yours out. Every one I have worked on has come right out with no issues. Awsome spring compressor! Major props to you for makeing that! If I make a "Chris4x4 Award" your first in line for it!

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Ok, My 886's are 16" high. I have a friend that works at monroe around the corner, I think I will have him do the coils. Safer that way, cheaper too.
Good idea.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:44 PM   #45
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Dont know why you had such an issue getting yours out. Every one I have worked on has come right out with no issues. Awsome spring compressor! Major props to you for makeing that! If I make a "Chris4x4 Award" your first in line for it!

Meh I think the automotive gods just weren't satisfied with me. They were at the end, I lost another couple of square inches of flesh on my hands and my buddy ended up with 2 stitches from the "dust gaurd I guess" on the back of the discs.
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Meh I think the automotive gods just weren't satisfied with me. They were at the end, I lost another couple of square inches of flesh on my hands and my buddy ended up with 2 stitches from the "dust gaurd I guess" on the back of the discs.
2 stitches!? WTF!? 2 stickes is a Bandaid wound. I have a 5 stitch minimum.
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2 stitches!? WTF!? 2 stickes is a Bandaid wound. I have a 5 stitch minimum.
That's what I was saying... Throw a butterfly bandage on there and man up!
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #49
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That's what I was saying... Throw a butterfly bandage on there and man up!
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Bandages?? Bah!! At work I use electrical tape.
Actually, I have found that Super Glue works the best. Learned that in the ER at Desert Banner.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #52
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If you can get the shit to come out...
yeah.....
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #53
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Actually, I have found that Super Glue works the best. Learned that in the ER at Desert Banner.
Well I prefer to use the stomach linings of the people I kill as a sort of paper-Masha bandage. Not everyone can be as butch as me though
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Where did you get that???? How much????
Looks like this one on eBay. $149 with free shipping.
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I did not remove the spindle ball joint nut. When I installed mine I left the uca on the spindle untouched. I just used the bottle jack to jack the uca down a bit. Each side only took about 15 to 20 minutes.
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I did not remove the spindle ball joint nut. When I installed mine I left the uca on the spindle untouched. I just used the bottle jack to jack the uca down a bit. Each side only took about 15 to 20 minutes.
I used to do that also, but then a buddy of mine folded his fender. Just be carefull.
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Any thoughts?

Any of you know if 3" is what the actual lift is with the 886? (nothing add to front) I had the TSB done and I like the way it sits. Back is lower than most, I have a cap, sub and edead 80 on the truck. If the back lifts 1.5" (I have the non TSB aal, I am going to cut it down 1" as per toytech) with the aal then (# wise) I need a 1.5" block to keep the same angle. I also got 3/4' spacers for the front that came with the set-up I bought. If I use those do I need a additional 3/4" in rear?

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I bought one last night for $139.99 From Max Tool w/free shipping. I will let you know how is works.
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Any of you know if 3" is what the actual lift is with the 886? (nothing add to front) I had the TSB done and I like the way it sits. Back is lower than most, I have a cap, sub and edead 80 on the truck. If the back lifts 1.5" (I have the non TSB aal, I am going to cut it down 1" as per toytech) with the aal then (# wise) I need a 1.5" block to keep the same angle. I also got 3/4' spacers for the front that came with the set-up I bought. If I use those do I need a additional 3/4" in rear?

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The 885's will give 3" of lift. If they dont give the full 3", you can add the 10mm lift enhancers. The 886's are a much higher spring rate, and the ride will be more firm.
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2 stitches!? WTF!? 2 stickes is a Bandaid wound. I have a 5 stitch minimum.
Hey! My incisions from my surgery were only 2 stitches and out in 3 days
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