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New Adjustable rear lift shackles for 1st gen's!

Discussion in 'Toytec Lifts' started by Toytec Lifts, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...tegory_id=122&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
    We now have rear height adjustable shackles for 1st gen Tacoma's available! These share a similar design to our old 2 inch shackles with 2"x3/8" steel legs, heavy-duty cross member welded in for extra support, and zinc plated for a long lasting finish. The height can be set at 1, 1.5, or 2 inches of lift.

    The 1 and 1.5 inch setting will require some minor trimming on the stock bumper brackets for proper clearance.

    Shackles installed on the 2 inch setting
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  2. Nov 12, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    Will these require new extended rear struts even on the 1" or 1.5" setting?? I'm about to order some for the rear and currently have an all stock setup with new oem leaf springs installed. I just don't know if installed the longer shackles will necessitate longer rear struts.... thank you so much for any help, I know this is an old thread I just hope someone sees it.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    @ToyTec Lifts could you tell me the difference between using shackles over add a leaf for a rear lift? Feel free to pm me at your convenience
     
  4. Apr 22, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    Nick,

    The AAL will firm up the rear spring pack a little which is not necessarily a bad thing since most Tacoma's have a weak rear spring. The shackles will not add any support to the spring pack so if you do have any extra constant weight you are going to be running, The AAL would be a better option

    Thanks
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  5. Apr 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM
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    Appreciate the info Dylan :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 19, 2016 at 9:55 PM
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    Hey ToyTec I'm interested in buying these shackles OR your 1" non-adjustable shackles. But everything I've read says these aren't compatible with 5-lug Tacos. Can you confirm?
     
  7. Jul 20, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    It should work, although we have not tested our shackles on a 5 lug.
     
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    Hey Toytec lifts are these available for a 3rd Gen tacoma? I've looked on your website but can't find anything. If you have a good link I could follow that'd be great thanks
     
  9. Dec 30, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    We actually do not have anything for the second or the third gen Tacomas as they already have a shackle system on them. Sorry about that, we do have other lift options available.
     
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    @ToyTec Lifts , I have a question about your shackles for my 2017 Tundra TRDP DC. When looking at the shackles on your website I notice there is an option for rear bushings. Are these needed or do they help the ride any? I'm debating between the rear shackles and a add-a-leaf setup.

    Also, the Icon mini leaf pack, does it increase overall spring rate or decrease it? I'm happy with the ride now I just want the rear about 1-1.5" taller. I may get a travel trailer down the road but I'll probably go with air bags at that time.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    Hey, @Watt maker
    The Poly bushings help reduce road noise but do not increase the comfort of the ride. What do you do with the vehicle mostly?
    The ICON mini leaf pack will provide lift while being able to increase some weight carrying abilities over the single add a leaf, but the truck can still only carry so much. The Icon progressive leaf pack is going to give you a bit of a smoother ride overall. Airbags would be the best bet when you do go for the trailer.
     
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    Thank you for responding.

    I use the truck as an all around vehicle except going on anything more than a moderate off-road trail, it's still new so I don't want to abuse it quite yet. The cargo load is anywhere from just me to the 4 of us, fully loaded with a trailer in tow with one of the 4runners or a side by sides on it or the aluminum boat behind it. I'm also kicking around the idea of a travel trailer somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-6k. Right now I just want the rear a little higher but I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with bags at some point. I do like the ride now so I don't want to mess that up. I also don't want to lose any weight carrying capability at the moment. I do know that it's going to ride a little rougher with bags when I get there but I think they're worth it when towing. That Icon progressive pack sounds good if it gives a smoother ride while increasing weight carrying abilities. Any other items needed with the Icon leaf pack, u-bolts?
     
  13. Jun 18, 2017 at 12:26 AM
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    One more question, I was just about to order the adjustable shackles but I noticed a note at the bottom stated, "**For vehicles with the TRD Exhaust, the exhaust will need to be modified to work with shackles

    Can you elaborate on this? What exactly needs to be modified? I have a TRD Pro with the dual exhaust. Would a block be better? I'm only looking for 1"-1.5" rear lift. Any modifications needed with the blocks?
     
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    The Icon leaf pack will come with the u-bolts so nothing else needed there.
    With the TRD exhaust it can push the leaf pack into it, we had a shop here that actually rerouted the exhaust down slightly to get it out of the way.
     
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    Ok thanks! Hmmmm, decisions, decisions......
     
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    Is there no modification necessary at the 2" setting?
     
  17. Dec 13, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    understood, but no modification to the bumper bracket correct?
     
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