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Rear Jack Points on a 2006 Tacoma When Installing Lift Blocks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DIY, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Jan 29, 2021 at 11:22 AM
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    Hello Fellow Tacoma World members, I am in the process of installing 2" lift blocks on my 2006 two-wheel drive Tacoma. I was planning to lift the truck using my factory jack, but the owner's manual and information here on Tacoma World indicate the lift points are the rear axle itself. However, if I lift the truck using the rear axle I won't be able to lower the rear axle in order to insert the 2" lift blocks on top of the leaf springs and under the rear axle. Are there points on the rear frame where I can place the jack or jack stands? I understand I will need to support the axle with the jack and then lower it approximately 2" in order to insert the 2" lift blocks between the leaf springs and axle. Any insight is appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    I'm getting ready to do my AAL install so same thing pretty much. So from what i've researched you want to support the whole rear of the truck with two jacks one on each side of the frame which are in front of the axle. Like at the part where the frame comes down from an angle and out to the flat part of the frame. You'll want them supported there (from pictures it's like almost at the halfway point under the truck. Then, use your floor jack to lower/lift the axle as needed. If your jacks aren't tall enough to reach the frame rails i've seen people putting them on 4x4 blocks of wood or some other solid medium.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    Hi gkomo, thanks for your prompt reply and this info is very helpful! However I only have my Tacoma factory bottle jack (and lots of 4x4 and 6x6 blocks) so I'll need to do one side at a time. I will swap out and use jack stands under the frame once the truck is lifted and use the bottle jack to lower the axle once I've removed the lower brackets and U bolts holding the axle to the leaf springs. This approach should work, shouldn't it? ;-) Thanks again!
     
  4. Jan 29, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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  5. Jan 29, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    I agree with @EatSleepTacos you should get a good floor jack. So if i understand this correctly you were planning on lifting the rear of the truck up by the axle pumpkin, then support the truck by the frame using wood, then use the bottle jack to lift/lower the axle while installing the blocks? If so, that sounds super tedious. The bottle jack is sooooo slow compared to a floor jack.

    This reminds me, I need to see if my two jack stands are even tall enough for this job when it's my turn.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    Hi EatSleep Tacos -- ha! Good point about actually buying a legitimate floor jack if I'm going to make this a habit! I gotta say -- you all here on Tacoma World are awesome. Thanks for all your help and excellent postings! I just found the stock truck posting on the site and need to post humble but reliable 2006 2.7 liter I4 Tacoma. My truck is so basic it came with manual crank up windows. My kids didn't know how to open them. I'm the original owner and now have 207.5K miles. I'm putting in the rear 2" lift kit and new 2" longer shocks because we bought a small 17 foot boat I now tow behind the Tacoma. Thanks everyone...
     
  7. Jan 29, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    Yep. OP, you are going to be exhausted from that. Buy a floor jack like this, because you're going to have to play with the axle height
     

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