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Just got my new Toytec lift in today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rock4200, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 12, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    rock4200

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    :)Just received my new toytec lift in today 3" spacers w/ aal snd diff drop can't wait to install any advice on the install ?:)
     
  2. Nov 12, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    tacoskim

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    cant wait to see the pics!!
     
  3. Nov 12, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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  4. Nov 13, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    mvega1969

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    Does your truck has the TSB (rear spring) installed?

    and if yes, are you going to add a leaf (fifth one)? is this one is long or short? Any other hardware required for this is included in the kit?

    Thanks,
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  5. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    rock4200

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    nope no TSB never needed it have 100,000 miles no sagging + my 80,000 miles are up yes longer center bolts come with the kit
     
  6. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    100k miles on your 05? dayum
     
  7. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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    yep and the check engine light has been on for a year and Toyota can't even find the problem
     
  8. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    Neubs

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    +1 Can't want to see pics.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    soon as this rain stops The lift will be going on
     
  10. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    billas333

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    Why did u get the AAL instead of the 1.5inch blocks? Not criticizing I really dont know the difference as to why you would pick one or the other
     
  11. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:40 AM
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    AAL's ride ALOT better than blocks
     
  12. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:48 AM
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    chris4x4

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    X2.
    Blocks also tend to exagerate axel wrap, as they move the fulcrum point down a bit, they also can wear out the leaf pack sooner, AND, the coupe de gras, they are more likely to break.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2008 at 10:11 AM
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    Are AAL's any more difficult to install versus the ease of a block?
     
  14. Nov 15, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I dont think so. It may take a few minuets longer, but its a better set up.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    I didn't think that the AAL's would be a big deal, but they ended up being a bigger pain then the front shock assemblies. You are gonna need to be prepared to disconnect your rear brake lines, leading you to bleed your brake system when you are done installing the lift. With the rear brake lines still connected, there is not nearly enough room to squeeze the new leaf, overload leaf, and the longer center bolt between the old leaves ane the rear axle. Or you can remove your leaf packs all together and use a hydraulic press to compress them while off the truck.

    If you decide to go with the first choice, are gonna need some heavy duty c-clamps to keep the two long leaves held together.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I never had to disco my brake lines. If you remove the brake line braket, you should have plenty of room to do the install. And you can modify the braket to acomodate the lift. And yes, 2 6" "C" clamps make the job MUCH more easy. :)
     
  17. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:10 PM
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    I thought about removing the brakets, but I was afraid I would kink them. Chris, do you have pics of the modified braket, if you did yours? I still need to do something with mine.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont have any pics. I can get some, but I have to download a bunch of stuff off my camera first. I'll try to get some tomarrow for ya. Its really simple to do. When finished installing everything, just bend the braket to where it allows for the lift. Since the springs arent going to flex more than stock (unless you have longer shocks), you should only bend the braket an inch or so. Hardly noticable. :)
     
  19. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    +1 I never had to disconnect my brake lines either. I simply disconnected the brackets and I had plenty of room. Same is true with the e-brake lines, just disconnect the bolt that holds the line to the frame and you should be fine.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2008 at 10:24 PM
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    X2 Never had to disconnect my break lines. Just used the jack to lower the axle down enough to put the leaf in there.
     
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