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Anyone live near Marysville?

Discussion in 'North West' started by 4OYOTER, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. 4OYOTER

    4OYOTER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Howdy,

    I'm looking to install a spacer lift on my Tacoma, but I don't have the proper tools (floor jack, jack stands, the larger socket for diff drop, etc). No spring compressor is needed per the directions with my kit. I could also use the help of someone with more automotive knowledge then I have ;-)

    Anyone in this part of town able to help me out?

    Thank you!
     
  2. BrettBretterson

    BrettBretterson Wild Ginger

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    I've got tools and the know-how and I don't live too far away. I would definitely be willing to help. I noticed you started another thread talking about a couple different lift options though, did you decide what route you're going to take? I'm not aware of a spacer lift that wouldn't require a spring compressor.
     
  3. Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    I'm in Marysville, Wa but I don't have the knowledge your looking for. I do have most of the tools tho.

    I've done some brakes, water pumps, alternators etc. in my day but for some reason I've always been leery of tackling suspension. I watched the guys at Les Schwab install my Billies for me. Those needed the spring compressor but other than that it looked really simple.
     
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    I can see how suspension can be intimidating, but it's really not too much harder than the jobs you've tackled.

    BTW, you recently posted a couple pictures to Live up in the mountains, where was that?
     
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    It's the back way into Lake Cavanaugh. If you head east towards Darrington out of Arlington theres a turn off to Lake Cavanaugh, it climbs up over the hills and drops you into the back side of the lake. They've recently been doing some logging up there. The turn out is clearly marked, about 10-15 miles east of Arlington.

    I took the only logging road off of the lake road and followed it for 3 or 4 miles as it climbed the mtn. Some great places to pull off and snap some pictures.

    My profile pic and the others like it are on a logging road outside Whistler.
     
  6. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I'm in Mount Vernon and just installed a 3 inch lift on my truck about two months ago. Definitely an all day job, and a lot of work. My cousin in redmond has a car lift so we just threw my truck on that, and he has installed lifts in his garage many times before so he helped me out.
     
  7. BrettBretterson

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    Hey Forster, 4runner got his lift delivered and is ready to get installed. Is there any chance we'd be able to use your cousin's lift to put it on for him? Obviously we'll be able to get it done without a lift, but if we had a lift to use it'd make things a lot easier! If you want to take the discussion offline, feel free to PM 4runner or myself. Thanks!
     
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    OP, let's see some pictures!

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  9. 4OYOTER

    4OYOTER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mad props to Brett for the help on putting my lift on. I went with Toytec/Bilstein 5100 Coilovers up front and AAL and 5100's in the rear.

    Here she is bone stock:

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    Here she is with the lift:

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    AND... I just got 255/85/16 KM2's put on today... PICS will be up tomorrow night!!
     
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    That neighborhood looks just like the one right below me. Is it by the high school? Truck looks great btw, I want to see pics of the 255/85s
     
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    4OYOTER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yep! We will have to meet up soon!
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I would be down for mod day. Brett has tons of room, it would be awesome to do it at his place. Would anyone want to meet up for wheelin this weekend? Either sat or sun? I really wanna check out walker valley but I am open to other spots too
     
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    Here she is with the new 255/85/16 KM2's. I was hoping I would dig the look of them with the factory wheels, but it turned out to be not my favorite look. I hope to upgrade to some aftermarket black wheels in the future.
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Walker is five minutes down the road from my house. I'm betting there is a ton of snow up there. I have over a foot in my yard.
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    That's fine! As long as you don't mind helpin out with others :D
     
  18. 4OYOTER

    4OYOTER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Forster, are you familar with the trails at walker valley? It would be awesome if you could show me around up there. I printed out a map but it looks like a huge area and I'm not sure which trails are Tacoma worthy!
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have only been up there on dirt bikes a couple times. But I do know that if you plan on going in a taco, you have to pretty pretty modded on at LEAST 33's and a three inch lift, not to mention a winch, if you wanna go wheeling up there. The trails are rated pretty hard and its a lot of crawling and deep ruts.
     
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