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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by elevin, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    elevin

    elevin [OP] Habitual line-stepper

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    Hey everyone, sorry to re-post but I have a potential safety issue with my truck, and am about to take a 3 hr trip in a couple days! If this post is a faux pas please let me know the right way to rebump it (forum newbie) here is the post again:


    Hey y'all, I can't find anything here or at Readylift's site on this, so here goes. I have an '08 access cab (5-lugger 2.7L) that I installed the ready lift kit on. It isthe one w/ the 2 1/4 spacer up front, and the add-a leaf in the rear. I also added 265/65/17's. I am noticing some clunking sounds, and saw a post where someone implied you need to change front shocks too? I don't think Billys will fit my truck...also, it seems the drivers side brake line in the front was in between the bump stop& suspension...I moved it & retightened but think it may be too short now. I just want to know if there is a safety risk- Also, on a full lock turn, I still get a little rub!! The tire guys assured me it is 4.5 backspacing.. Sorry such a long post..please help !
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Brunes

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    Lets see...The clunk..When does it happen??

    Your brake line might be stretched a bit...but the front one shouldn't be THAT bad. Got photos??

    The rub will still happen even with the right backspace. That 4.5 is the maximum that these trucks can take without some spacers or something else.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    elevin [OP] Habitual line-stepper

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    Brunes, bless you for responding so fast bro...you have already helped me too! The bump happens when i hit even the smallest bumps. When I come down from speed bumps (slow), the rear sounds like a hard metal on metal slam (maybe they didn't grease the AAL's?

    I will post a pic right now of the brake line...
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Im thinking your gonna need to get a longer brake line. The Clunk sound is probably due to needing shocks made for the lift.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    elevin

    elevin [OP] Habitual line-stepper

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    Chris thanks for the reply too! the right front shocks clunk like a mofo even on small bumps, and the rear has the metal slamming on metal sound...her is a pic of the driver's brake line, the pass. isn't that bad...I think I'm gonna bring it to Toyota and have em do a safety check (hopefully they will keep the sodomy to a minimum as I basically did the TSB already)

    DSCN0374.jpg
     
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