Ok Everybody Here is my Situation.
Truck 2005 Taco TRD sport 4.0
2.75 Ready Lift
Bilstein 5100 set at 0"
Toytec 2" AAL
Ready Lift 1" block
PRE-TSB (Toyota wont help me out (64k on truck -- Just bought it)
When I bought the truck before lifting it the truck sat .5" higher in back.
When you would look at the leaf's 70% of the leaf was sitting on the overload. one of the rear shocks was blown. (Think the previous owner was towing alot.. Should have seen that before I bought the truck but I didn't)
So here is what I did.
I installed the Readylift kit up front with new 5100's and 1" blocks in the rear. The truck was far from level (front sat 1.2" higher at least)
So I elected to go get 2" AAL from Toytec (they are right down the street from me :-P )
Now the truck sits good (about 1.5" higher in back which looks fantastic compared to sagging butt..)
I don't plan to 4x4 alot. If I do i very rarely get wheels of the ground.
Here are my concerns.
1.) I have a very small driveline vib at low rpm starts then I can't feel anything, well at least to 80mph (haven't gone faster yet)
2.) U joint wear? Should I worry? Should I shim? Can I shim with blocks??
3.) Shock length. Rides fine over potholes, bumps etc. If i hit a speed bump hard I can feel the shocks max out. Do I extend them? If I do, do i extend break lines?
4.) Safety for mild driving and towing a light trailer with maybe a 4wheeler and camping supplies 3 times a year, and 4x4 maybe 10 times per year, should I worry about the blocks breaking?
5.) do the AAL settle at all after a break in period if so how many inches?
Truck rides great in the front. A bit stiff in the rear (pre TSB, and AAL, 5100's can do that I am guessing)
If you look at the shot of the leaf you can see the wear.
My other major issue...
I have issues every now and then of it popping out of gear in 1st.
I changed the fluid and it was overfilled by quite a bit, now it very rarely happens, but the trans is noisy ( I can hear it in the cab ) The plug had quite a bit of metal bits stuck to it (because its a magnet) More so than the diff or transfer case. Can I run a thicker gear lube to quiet it up? or should I be preparing for the worst? I have put 4k on it and it hasn't changed condition at all.
Thanks for the help! P.S. This is my first post! :-)