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install tonight

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HolyReptar, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Feb 18, 2012 at 1:47 AM
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    HolyReptar

    HolyReptar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright first off I want to say thanks to everyone that answered all my questions, and a special thanks to dirty dangler for letting me borrow a spanner wrench.

    Like I showed everyone I picked up a setup of kings 2.5 allaround, TC arms, and wheeler progressive addaleaf for my truck this past month. Tonight was the install and wanted to give you guys a little review and to give anyone else some tips on the issues I had.

    Here is the only pic I got of tonight because I was to busy :saw: and installing.
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    Just so everyone knows I'm an amateur at best when it comes to mechanic skill, but I am always willing to learn.

    So for the review...
    1. Kings are great pretty easy to install but I'm annoyed that they didn't label much besides which shock goes where. Had to figure it out on my own which is fine but eh took a little time. The instructions they give you with the suspension definitely need to be more at home friend for a noob aka me.
    Although I will say common sense is a savior here. Main screw ups with the coil overs and shocks in back were just there resi mounts and the hosing was a little obnoxious to work around.

    2. TC upper arms... freaking a piece of cake to install ... BUTTTT
    I cut my upper arm bolts out with a sawzaw because its was easier... cost me about 30 dollars and it took 30mins to get the uppers arms mounted.
    Issues; First driver sider bolt going in the reverse way... fuel lines get in the way ad you have to work the bolt in, its difficult no real tips heres just try different angles.
    Second, if you are going to cut it.. buy an extra set of blades. For some reason I went thru 5 blades on the passenger side, then had to run to OSH and 1 blade on the drivers.
    Third. when you are popping out the bolt for your stock upper arm be ready to have something catch the spindle and hub, those drop fast. I used a wire on the driver one but the passenger one hit me cause I wasn't expecting it and got lucky the brake lines didn't get pulled out.
    Another tip is move the sensor wire completely out of the way disconnect it everywhere when you do the job... it makes it easier.

    3. Wheelers Add A leaf... I hated these things... wheelers is great their product is great but I just hate separating and putting together leaf springs. Its a bitch, and I never want to do it again. But they were worth it.

    So the odd things with my lift.
    I went with a 700lbs coil on the kings.

    I gained about 3" all around... Suspension hasn't settled but its still 3" everywhere and my cv joints have some pretty bad angles for now... blaming it on the larger coils but I will keep an eye on it.

    I didn't think it would be this much kinda scratching my head but we'll see how everything settles over the next couple of weeks. I will take and post pictures tomorrow and monday. Getting new shoes then.

    If you guys have any questions ask this was a fun task and I had a lot of fun with a buddy doing it. Total time was 5pm - 12am with beer time and pizza time.

    Measurements
    1st number from the Ground, 2nd is from the Hub
    Driver
    Front 34.25" 20"
    Driver Rear 35.2" 21"
    Pass Front 34.25" 20.25"
    Pass Rear 35.25 21"

    Right After Install
    Driver Front 37.25" 23.2"
    Driver Rear 38.2" 24.1"
    Pass Front 38" 24"
    Pass Rear 38" 24.1"

    Today after it settling a little
    Driver Front 36.4" 22.2"
    Driver Rear 37.7" 23.2"
    Pass Front 36.25" 22.1"
    Pass Rear 37.8" 23.4"

    So all in all I am looking at about 2 inches of lift front and back after a day of settling. Here's some pictures from today of the entire set up.
    Front
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    Rear
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    Passenger rear
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    Driver Rear
    [​IMG]
    Driver Front
    [​IMG]
    Driver CV angle
    [​IMG]
    Passener Front
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    Passenger CV angle
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 18, 2012 at 2:01 AM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Looks great !! Good job !! As for the upper bolt in backwards from the factory (driverside) you just need to bend the sheetmetal up slightly to remove & of course turn it around when re installing, but since you cut it out, not an issue, maybe down the road if you help a buddy do his or something, anyway you wont have to cut...;)
     
  3. Feb 18, 2012 at 2:20 AM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Oh yeah, also do a diff drop (easy.cheap) then get an alignment ASAP, also do a carrier drop if you have any vibe issues (also easy/cheap)
     
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