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Toytec Boss Lift Installed

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by JJ04TACO, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    JJ04TACO

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    After wearing out the search function here looking at suspension stuff I finally decided to go with the Boss Lift and Dakars.

    I didn't really find too much on the Boss as it seems not too many have installed it. So, I'd like to share what I can on the lift. First off I have an 04 DC TRD. I did the install myself and wish I hadn't gotten too excited and waited for my buddy to help. :D Pretty straight forward stuff. I like the ride, although a bit stiff I think a few more miles and the addition of bumpers down the line will help. Got the 600lb coils in front, not sure about the rate in the rears.

    I did however get 4" of lift out of it. Here are the measurements from Hun center to fender. I'm guessing that after 120k mi on factory shocks and springs it may have settled a bit.

    Before/After
    LF 20.75/24.75
    RF 20.5/24.75
    LR 21.25/24.00
    RR 21.25/24.00

    I look forward to any questions and general discussion about this setup. It's my first post so I'm happy to be here!
     
  2. Oct 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    zacharypaul89

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  3. Oct 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Lol nice...

    In the hospital for a few days waiting for son to recover. I'll do pics when we return home. I just have tons of time to browse. Sorry. But the reply was awesome. It looks like any other lifted Taco though. ;)
     
  4. Oct 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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    What's the boss lift? When I had their front setup I got over 4" of lift too. Rode like crap until I reduced pre-load (had the adjustable collars). If you're 4x4 watch those cv's.....good luck man and enjoy!
     
  5. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:52 AM
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    Toytec changed the front shock to their own shock in their Boss setup. Different valving, larger shaft. I'm not exactly sure I fully understand why one would preload a spring in a strut. It seems like it would stiffen the ride and reduce flex. But I don't really know how to relieve the preload. Not too familiar with how to adjust adjustable coil overs. Wouldn't that increase the length of the spring and offer even more lift? Or I'm guessing there's a way to adjust both preload and ride height? Any insight would be welcome. I wouldn't mind messing with it as I have free alignments for another 18 months at NTB.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:56 AM
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  7. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    zacharypaul89

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    Cool. I'm ready to see it! The boss lift wasn't available when I ordered mine.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    ^Yea, the BOSS lift is Toytec's store-brand coilover line. It was announced in Jan but only became available last month: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/toytec-lifts/259995-new-toytec-boss-suspension-systems.html

    With most production vehicle coilovers, more preload = more ride height.

    You can get more ride height without cranking the spring perch by inserting shims between the frame strut bucket and the coilover's top plate. However, the suspension at full droop will then bind the balljoints and/or CVs. Both are solvable with aftermarket parts, but your total cost of course goes up.
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Well it seems that I can't get the URL to work for posting photos. I found where I can attach files and it looks like it will let me do 5 but only 1 shows. I want to add more of the front setup. I've looked at the FAQ about a gallery, but I can't find how to utilize that. I'm prey tech savvy...

    image.jpg
     
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  10. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    looks good!
     
  11. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Baby tires.

    More meat.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Yup that's next... They are almost gone. Going to try to make it through winter. They're 265/75/16, a more aggressive tire will help. May stick with same size but also thinking about 255/85/16.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    Noticed they were looking a little bald.

    Go 33" and don't look back
     
  14. Oct 13, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    agreed. When I put my 3" lift on, I went with 31's and regret it. I'm saving up for 33's now.

    Just go to photobucket.com. Upload your photos and copy and paste the picture's URL here like so:

    [​IMG]

    no need to attach or anything. It just shows up with the text, like so:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Yeah I tried that, just got a small square where the photo should go. I'm guessing file size... (Photo attempt below)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/105312796@N06/10256772824/
     
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  16. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    When you go to copy a link, there should be 4 links to chose from, to the right of the photo. They should be, in this order:

    Email and IM
    Direct
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    make sure you click the IMG link. As soon as you click it, it should say, "copied". If you do it right, just simply paste it here, without the [​IMG] b/c they already add that in.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    okay, I see what you're doing...don't copy the link in the address bar at the top. In photobucket, select the photo you want to add on here and follow my steps above.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    I put a link to the photos in the post above. I'll figure it out at home, not on an iPad.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    You seem to be the only person on TW that has the Boss System, any other thoughts on the lift? how does it ride on road? Are you still happy with kit? I know I have a second and you a first gen but I'd still like to get a general idea of the lift. (the more you have to say the better for me!)

    Thanks!
     
  20. Nov 3, 2013 at 6:12 AM
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    I really like it a lot. It rides very well on road but off road I've yet to see. I'm going to lower the fronts about 1/2 inch. It sits a little higher in front. I'm guessing they have it set for people who have heavy bumpers, which im still stock. I had trouble posting pics and switched to photobucket. I'll try to post again after I get home from work this evening.
     
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