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Lift install today..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spearhead, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    spearhead

    spearhead [OP] Taco Supremist

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    Thanks to some input from some of you fine folks, I'm taking my Eibach springs, 5100s, and AALs outta the garage and down to a local lift shop tomorrow morning and being done with it.
    I have sat around long enough and probably shouldn't be allowed near a spring compressor anyway.

    But please have my taco in your thoughts today in hopes that I'll just get a stiffer ride and the ability to make a decent right turn with a bed full of freakin mulch -and not some sorta shananigans instead.

    Thank you in advance, my fellow Tacomians
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    StandingCow

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    I didn't install my lift myself either... bad things happen when I get too involved.
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    wolfdog2314

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    Taco is on my mind. And your Tacoma will be in my thoughts.

    Good luck!
     
  4. May 6, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    HuntnTruk

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    I did the install myself. It was easy with the right tools. You will love the ride. So much more firm, it is great in turns. I have eibachs @ 0 and a 1.5 toytec aal.
     
  5. May 6, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    Pugga

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    Same here, took my dad and I about 6 hours and quite a few choice words (we had to replace the leaf pack though so that added a couple hours to the process). I've got the 5100's at 0 w/ Eibach coils and the Icon 3-leaf AAL and am very happy with the results!
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    HuntnTruk

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    Yea I got the bloody knuckles to prove. It was also a biotch to compress the springs. The rear wasnt too bad, just needed another set of arms at certain points.
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    aficianado

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    back to bone stock.
    spring compressors flat out scare me. had something i call "the incident" happen to me trying to change out a girlfriends strut.

    now i know a man with a pro compressor and the know-how to use it. truly a wonderful thing.

    i DIY'd the rest with my friend handing me complete spring assemblies.
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Pugga

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    I bought mine pre-assembled :D
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    delscorcho

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    Which Pep Boys did you go to? I called around about a year ago and none of the chain shops would work on the suspension off the truck.
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    hamNswiss on rye

    hamNswiss on rye ¡Yo Quiero Taco World!

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    :popcorn: be sure to post before and after pics!
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    Your prayers were heard !!
    All went well- ride is great minus the slightest of vibes at 1200-1500 RPM

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  12. May 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Looks good,glad it worked out well for ya. I will say,for anyone looking to do the install yourself, make sure u use a wallmount compressor so bad shit doesnt happen!
     
  13. May 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    I just want some Eibachs.. Period
     
  14. May 8, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    hamNswiss on rye

    hamNswiss on rye ¡Yo Quiero Taco World!

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    very cool...i like the red eibachs, whered you pick those up?
     
  15. May 8, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    spearhead

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    Thanks

    I pre-painted those while they sat in the garage for ten 4evers.
    Thought it might work with the red TRD lettering of the anthracite wheels that will be going on it.
     
  16. May 8, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    hamNswiss on rye

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    just spraypaint, or..? i like the look, even though my truck is black i might have to do that to set it off a bit
     
  17. May 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    spearhead

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    ^^^^^^^
    Yep several light coats of Krylon Fusion
     
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