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2006 Tundra Toytec Lift + Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by TundraTrog, Feb 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    TundraTrog

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    Hey everyone,

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    I wanted to share the journey of my 2006 tundra with the forum. I picked the truck up around 2 years ago with really low miles. Until recently I hadn't made many changes, but after I found leaky front and rear struts and some terrible alignment issues I decided I might as well throw some upgrades in there.

    -SPC Lower Control Arms
    -SPC Upper Control Arms
    -Toytec Boss front 3" coilovers
    -Toytec rear shocks,
    -Toytec progressive 3-AAL pack

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    With the meaty
    285/75/16 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
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    It was a really straightforward project. Upper control arms and coilover replacement were relatively easy! I went with the 700lbers in case a bumper finds it's way to the front end...
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    And the rear Progressive AAL
    pack wasn't much more of a challenge...
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    All said and done it sits about 4 inches taller upfront with the lift and tires, while the back gained around 2 inches and hopefully some increased payload ability.

    Before...
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    After...

    I'll have to press pause for a little while... but I picked up a bumper guard I need to sandblast and build mounts for. That's next on the list.

    Thanks for all the reading materials the forum provides, certainly helped along the way.
     
  2. Feb 10, 2019 at 10:10 PM
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    BestGen

    BestGen California Über Alles

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    Fabtech 2.5" coilovers, BFG KO2 34/10.5/17, 17x7.5 TE wheels, add-a-leaves, 4.56 gears, Rhino-lined
    Welcome aboard! :cheers:
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    trailbikerider

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    Welcome, nice truck! How's the ride with that progressive AAL? I'm debating replacing my 1.5" lift block with either a Toytec or Wheeler's progressive.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Overall there is some added stiffness. Which I knew going into it after a bunch of reading. But it's not something that bothers me, if you haul or tow at all I think you'll be happy with the progressive aal

    Also the toytec aal is made of deaver leafs
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    Excellent pictures and info. Your rig looks great. That's the exact lift I've been looking at.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    I haven't had it on that long but if you have questions you have hit me up. There's too much snow to really test it offroad right now but I feels good on what little I have been able to do
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    geno0506

    geno0506 GENO

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    Welcome form Texas! :cheers:

    Love that Tundra, looks killer! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    I have a few questions on the install. For the diff drop, how exactly is that done? Was it difficult?

    On the AAL, I see you used C clamps to hold them in place. Are they installed while still on the truck?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    The diff drop comes with instructions but basically pop off your skid plate, support the diff with a floorjack, take the bolt out of each side, reuse the factory washer with new bolts, let the jack down far enough to get the spacers onto and slide the bolt back through.

    For AAL, yes do it while they are on the truck.
    • Get the truck on jack stands.
    • Support the rear axle on the pumpkin. (DO ONE SIDE AT A TIME.)
    • Clamp them down tight.
    • Unbolt the ubolts all the way then remove the black pyramid bump stop.
    • Take the nut off the roll pin that slides through the leafs.
    • Slowly lower the axle until the roll pin falls out of every leaf but the overload, and remove the overload. (Pay attention to the direction of the aal pack and the overload spring, the longer side goes to the rear.)
    • Take the roll pin out of the new pack and put the new pack on top of the overload with the roll pin through them all.
    • Reposition them under the factory leaf pack and raise the axle until the roll pin makes its way alk the way through. (The top will have to be cut off to put the bump drop back on.)
    • Put your new ubolts back through the spring saddle assembly and torque to spec.
    • Unclamp and you're good to go!
     
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