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sac130e 04-17-2011 09:51 AM

Looking for parts for new lift
 
Already got the 5100's and the 1.5 AAL for my lift, about to irder the Eibach coil too...what else should I pick up from ToyTec to do this lift?
I don't plan on taking apart the front OE shocks, so should pick up the new front bushing/washers? And what about the U-bolts, should I get them here to (expensive), if so what size for a 4-5 leaf set-up? Anything else needed..
I have a DC TRD Off-Road 2wd 2011, do I need the differential drop kit or sway bar kit?

My goal is to set the front to .85 with the new coils and rear will have TSB (after I convince the dealer I need it) plus the 1.5 AAL added to complete my lift. I will pick up new UCA's (if needed) after an alignment is done.
Just want to ensure I get everything in one order to complete this.

As for the jack, will a 2.5 ton jack and stands work for lifting the truck up and supporting it while I work it? I thought about taking it to someone to install, but hell, I worked jet engines for 26 years, should be able to get this done (will take new shocks/coil to dealer to put together).

Thx for all the help here.
Scott

Largefarva 04-17-2011 10:36 AM

Don't forget the 1/4" spacer for the drivers side. That is if the taco lean is evident on your truck like it is on mine.

sac130e 04-17-2011 12:10 PM

Thx, will add the spacer.
Anyone else comment on what I need to complete this.
Looked at the UCS at Toytec, anyone else use these?
Would like to place this order today..so input on what all is needed plz.

Thx

I will take the 5100,coils and parts to the local Goodyear shop to put all together so
I can replace the OE one. So need to ensure I have all I need to take to them to put together.

Also, which u-bolts would I need for a 4 or 5 AAL install, the 7.5 or 8.5?
Will be getting the LR UCA with the order too, get it done all at once.

sac130e 04-17-2011 04:29 PM

So no one can chime in with answers to first or third post...:D

Largefarva 04-17-2011 05:31 PM

Since you're 2wd I'm sure you don't need a differential drop kit, but I'm not 100% positive on this (I'm a noob at all of this stuff right now) and the sway bar kit I don't know about at all. I would assume the 2.5 ton jack and stands would be good enough...from pics I've seen on here it looks like people put 4" x 4" wood blocks under the jack stands as well.

Hopefully someone with more experience can help you out more than I can.

sac130e 04-17-2011 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Largefarva (Post 3045721)
Since you're 2wd I'm sure you don't need a differential drop kit, but I'm not 100% positive on this (I'm a noob at all of this stuff right now) and the sway bar kit I don't know about at all. I would assume the 2.5 ton jack and stands would be good enough...from pics I've seen on here it looks like people put 4" x 4" wood blocks under the jack stands as well.

Hopefully someone with more experience can help you out more than I can.

thx

sac130e 04-17-2011 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSU Taco85 (Post 3046468)
You'll need a longer centering pin for the AAL, and most likely longer Ubolts. Plus it is not recommended to reuse Ubolts anyhow. I'd get the OME bolts, check wheelers site I think they are $29 bucks.

I would recommend reusing the top plates off your stock shocks, why would you not? If you don't you will just have to buy new ones.

If you're 2WD then you have no front diff, hence no diff drop is needed :D

Do you have a sway bar? Look at your front spindle and see if there's a bolt with a bar that attaches to it and connects to the other side spindle, if you have that then you have a sway bar and will need the relocate kit or your new coils will hit the sway bar.

Yes 2.5 tons should work, please use jackstands!

Thx for the info....
Yes, there is a sway bar..I think all come with one, don.t they?
But have seen no where any mention of having to reloacte due to new springs..guess I will search some more.

I think the new AAL I have coming has a new center bolt with it..correct?
As far as the U-bolts..how long..Toytec lists 2 sizes (7.5 and 8.5)

Thx

That Dude Tim 04-17-2011 07:58 PM

For u-bolt length get the 7.5in ones. The 8.5in ones are for lift blocks and such. I got 7.5in ones for mine and I'm getting axle shims and a 2in add a leaf from whelersoffroad.com that will fit the TSB leaf pack. Not aure for you but I got extended brake lines for in the front and rear for my lift, but I'm on 265/70R17 wheels and a 2in lift back w/TSB leafs and 2.75in lift front. Got mine lines from the "stickied" brakelines thread on here. Toytec AAL do have new center pins. As do wheelers. Yes all 2nd gens have front sway bar.

sac130e 04-17-2011 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by That Dude Tim (Post 3046513)
For u-bolt length get the 7.5in ones. The 8.5in ones are for lift blocks and such. I got 7.5in ones for mine and I'm getting axle shims and a 2in add a leaf from whelersoffroad.com that will fit the TSB leaf pack. Not aure for you but I got extended brake lines for in the front and rear for my lift, but I'm on 265/70R17 wheels and a 2in lift back w/TSB leafs and 2.75in lift front. Got mine lines from the "stickied" brakelines thread on here. Toytec AAL do have new center pins. As do wheelers. Yes all 2nd gens have front sway bar.

Sweet, but do I really need a sway bar relocate kit? haven't seen mention of them in any other install thread here?
I will be running 275/70/17 wheels eventually...but concensus here is stock breaklines are good.

Thx

That Dude Tim 04-17-2011 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sac130e (Post 3046530)
Sweet, but do I really need a sway bar relocate kit?

Thx

Can't help ya there my coilovers came with them. They do use the Eibach coil springs for them. They are the Radflow coilovers. Haven't installed them yet, sorry.

That Dude Tim 04-17-2011 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by PSU Taco85 (Post 3046566)
Also for your lift with an AAL stock lines will be ok, but might be tight when lowering your axle down to put in the AAL. I put some new lines on while I was down there working. They are a bit pricey, but I figure with SS lines, I should never have to touch them again. :)

At work with my truck on the rack with the tsb leafs at full droop the rear lines are almost tight with a bit of play, but not much. Thats why i went with new lines and b/c of the 2in AAL for the TSB leaf pack.

sac130e 04-17-2011 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSU Taco85 (Post 3046566)
Also for your lift with an AAL stock lines will be ok, but might be tight when lowering your axle down to put in the AAL. I put some new lines on while I was down there working. They are a bit pricey, but I figure with SS lines, I should never have to touch them again. :)

Read many posts and not a mention of replacing break lines in ones I read.
I understand watching the lines when dropping the axle to install the AAL, but didn't see to many mentions of adding new longer lines.

I am seeing if local dealer will do the TSB on Tue., so at worse case I would have the TSB done with the 1.5 AAL on top of that. Would that be cause for a longer line? Note: no off-roading..only street and bumps associated with this driving.

Thx

That Dude Tim 04-17-2011 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sac130e (Post 3046718)

I am seeing if local dealer will do the TSB on Tue., so at worse case I would have the TSB done with the 1.5 AAL on top of that. Would that be cause for a longer line? Note: no off-roading..only street and bumps associated with this driving.

Thx

As long as they are careful it should be okay. Hopefully they don't give you some grief for it. If your not wheeling then you should be okay. I'm doing it b/c after all my stuffs on i will be. More flexing going on off road.

Largefarva 04-18-2011 04:36 AM

Don't mean to thread jack here, but I'm wondering if I will need a swaybar relocate kit. I'll be using 5100's all the way around with stock coils and set at 1.75" in the front. Just going with the TSB leafs in the rear. Just looking to level my truck for the time being.

Going by what I'm reading here I'll need the relocate kit, and just want to make sure.

Largefarva 04-18-2011 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSU Taco85 (Post 3047709)
If you retain the stock coils you will be fine. Most aftermarket coils are larger in diameter than the stock ones to accommodate 2.5" shocks, hence the need to relocate the sway bar. Here's my stockers next to the Icons, you can see the difference in size:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveXsRiUV.jpg

Thanks for the info. It wouldn't hurt anything if I were to go ahead and get the relocate kit would it? I'd rather install it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

Largefarva 04-18-2011 07:52 AM

Ok sounds good. Once again, thanks for the info.

sac130e 04-18-2011 11:01 AM

Is it easier to change out the shock with the UCA out of the way?
If I do both at the same time, seems it would be simpler.

Any harm in pulling both out at the same time for the change?

Thx

sac130e 04-19-2011 07:40 AM

Sitting in dealership, they have all parts in stock for TSB and didn't question anything. Waiting for them to install, sweet. So now I can order the Eibach to go with the 5100 and install that. Still can't decide if I should wait and see how alignment works out to pick up the UCA. A lot of money for something I may or may not need.....decisions.

And still trying to figure out which rims/tires I should go with.
Ain't upgrading fun

Scott

sac130e 04-19-2011 08:15 AM

Screw it,ordered the LR UCA when ordered the springs.
But figures, Toytec is out of stock on the Eibach springs and may be a couple weeks before they get them in....guess that's what I get for waiting and thinking about things for to long.

Scott


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