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Toytec Spacer Lift Kit help/clarification

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by amrich, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    amrich

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    I bought the Toytec 3" spacer lift with the AAL's. I have been told that I also need bumper brackets for this spacer lift. Does anybody know why that is? Do I need them for both the front and rear?

    Also, would it be a good idea to get the differential drop kit? what exactly does it do?

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    Matic

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    Bumper brackets? Not sure what that is. You won't need the drop diff with only 3pm
     
  3. Aug 13, 2010 at 1:19 AM
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    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    i am running a 3"spacer w/aal on my second taco.
    never heard of bumper brackets though.
    some people run a diff drop and some dont. i personally run it. after i installed the lift i looked at the angle of my cv joints and decided to install the diff drop. it definately lessened the angle on the cv's(good).
    i also installed the center carrier bearing drop which lessened the angle of the driveshaft to almost stock.
    do you need these things probably not.
    is it a good idea to run them...definately
    your talking about maybe $40 extra to save you a couple hundred later on.
    it also pays to get some longer rear shocks. they let your rear end articulate a little better.

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  4. Aug 13, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    i have my lift kit here and i'm just waiting before i have all the parts to put it on. if i were to get the differential drop and the center carrier bearing drop, would you recommend putting them on at the same time as the lift? or would they be pretty easy to put on after the lift has already been installed?
     
  5. Aug 13, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    yeah they are separate parts so you can put them on afterward. it will take you maybe a half hour to do both.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    okay thanks for the help!
     
  7. Aug 14, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    bumber brackets?? im running the same kit with a diff drop no problems so far. i need to look into the center carrier bearing drop, can i get a link?
     
  8. Aug 14, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    wat?
    you are prerunner or 4x4?

    also never heard of a bumper bracket
     
  10. Aug 14, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Bumper brackets? Whoever told you that thinks you want a 2" body lift (which uses spacers to lift the body from the frame); when you lift the body your rear bumper would be 2" too low, the bracket would fix that by raising the bumper up 2".

    You want a 2" suspension lift via coil-spacers.
     
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