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ToyTec Lift Installed - Now Questions...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DblD, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. DblD

    DblD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just installed a ToyTec Lift (Option 4 and Option 5 for those that were in on the group buy) It is Bilstein 5100 front and rear shocks, Eibach Coils, Add A Leaf in the rear, and Light Racing UCAs. These are the numbers I’m measuring. Could this be right? What have I done wrong? Just got back from the alignment shop and everything aligned fine and it drives great.

    Pre Install Measurement Front:

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    Post Install Measurement Front:

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    Pre Install Measurement Rear:

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    Post Install Measurement Rear:

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    The rear measurements seem right in line with what I expected. The front – no so much!

    Here’s how it sits.

    Pre:

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    Post:

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    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    dd
     
  2. DblD

    DblD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    CRAP!!!

    Just realized after reading a few more posts that I put the clip in the wrong groove. I put it in the upper most groove on the shock and I guess it should be in the 2nd from the bottom. The paperwork that came with the socks was marked:

    0
    .85
    Something
    2.5

    I looked at the shock instructions and thought “2.5in. lift… that’s what I want” So I put the clips at the 2.5 position.

    What am I going to ruin if I drive one week (about 190 miles) until I can take everything back apart? Or should I park it until I have another day off?

    dd
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    You should be ok for a week. BUT, you may be doing some damage to the ball joints.
     
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    Thanks Chris4x4

    Just the info I was needing. Kicking myself in the ass for having to do this twice. Will I need another alignment after the reinstall?

    dd:frusty::frusty:
     
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    yup :)
     
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    Make sure the collars on the bottom of the spring are not upside down as well. They should slip down over the lock ring and keep it in it's home.
    My Eibach 1.6 springs are at .85 notch and it rides great.
    36 1/4" from the ground with 265-65-17 tires.
    2" AAL in back 39"from ground.

    I am suprised they could align it. With a 1/4" spacer on top of the LF my alignment guy said I was almost maxed on that side.
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    It will be at the max. of the alignment, but still "In spec". To get it perfect, you will need different UCA's.
     
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    This is also what I thought when I saw the picture.
     
  9. DblD

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    Ok…
    This is better. It took doing it twice to get it right. The spring perches on the shocks have been changed to the .85 setting. Out the $$$ for another alignment but I figure it’s worth it to know that it is done correctly this time around.

    Thanks to all who posted up.

    dd

    Here’s how it sits now.

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Good to hear you got it! :)
     
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    nice she looks good!
     
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