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Boss or Aluma Series

Discussion in 'Toytec Lifts' started by Ketchumj, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:12 AM
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    Looking to lift my 2020 SR5 4x4. I have been ignoring my wife and doing all sorts of research on suspension lifts. Holy moly there are a ton out there compared to when I lifted my 2000 Dodge 2500.

    So, do i go with the Aluma Series that uses the rear shackle, or go with the Boss series and use the add-a-leaf?

    I am planning on putting 295/70R18 tires on a Black Rhino 18"wheel with +12 of backspace.

    How long difficult are these installs? A full saturday with a 12 pack, or pay the truck places around here for 8 hours of labor?

    All the places around Corpus Christi are pushing, King, Icon, Fox, Pro-Comp and Rough Country.

    Thanks for the support to this Toyota Newbie!!!!
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:14 AM
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    Depending on your skills, and equipment I would go with 4 hours on the front, and 2 hours for the rear

    @Toytec Lifts
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 5:29 AM
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    I went with the Aluma series because it's got the bigger 2.5" shock body up front an it's all Aluminum if corrosion is a concern long term. It also comes with the remote res with the rear shocks which to me is bling factor lol. Most guys on here recommend the shackle over many other common options for the rear when i did a poll. I think it's a solid kit for the price point. An it's only a few extra hondo's from the regular boss kits. To me it's a no brainier..I would recommend doing upper control arms. I did my install. It took me an entire day. I'm no mechanic but I have most standard tools an I have experience from working on my own cars for some time now.. Nice thing with these trucks is you can find info online if you get stuck.. Half the install time was just figuring out how to tackle it. Then the other side was half the time.. And the usual stuck/stubborn bolt really slows things.. I screwed with getting my sway bar end link back in for probably an hour.. so dumb things like that are why it takes time.. It's straight forward otherwise..

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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    I am leaning to the aluma series with ucas. Just trying to figure how much work I'm looking at.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    Being your in the south you wont have to deal with the RUST BS I have to deal with up here in salt country.. The upper control arms are super easy, the 1 bolt is long and I had to move a few wires in the engine bay to help slide it out, but that was no problem on the other side is just a matter of popping the ball joint out of the knuckle which is just a few taps with a hammer.. I did those first. I reattached the UCA to the knuckle then undid the 2 bolts on the bottom of the knuckle, the tie rod end , and the lower sway bar end link bolt, Unbolted the bottom of the shock/strut whatever you want to call it, an the top 4 shock mount bolts an the whole thing just drops out (May not have been unbolted in this exact order but you get the idea). I used my body weight and a long pry bar to pry down on the lower control arm and was able to get old assembly out and the new coil over in without much issue. Then just a matter of reversing the process of bolting everything back up.. If all the bolts and stuff come out relatively easy its really a pretty simple process. there are some videos online. The rear the only hang up would be if the factory bushings are stuck in the spring eyelet. Which can usually be punched out with a ball joint press.. Again you being in Texas it may not be as much of an issue with corrosion..

    I entertained just paying someone, as I am getting older and have a family and my time is more valuable to me then wasting my weekends working on cars then it used to be. But after being quoted $1200 to do it my values quickly changed lol..
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    Well, I pulled the trigger on the Aluma Series and found the UCAs they have back-ordered, on Amazon. Lets see if we can get this done before I go out of town.
     
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  7. Feb 27, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    Parts are here, but the only instructions are for the differential drop kit. Weird.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Yeah.... There's some info online. No real written instructions like the days of old..
     
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  9. Feb 27, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    Dang
     
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  10. Feb 27, 2020 at 2:34 PM
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  11. Feb 27, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Don't be too discouraged, there are videos online an lots of good folks here an Toytec offers some support I am sure . Take your time reach out with questions..
     
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  12. Feb 27, 2020 at 3:38 PM
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    You’ll be happy with the alums series. Ride is great and the ride could although subtle look amazing. Had a few friends that own the big three asking where they can get the kit.
     
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  13. Feb 27, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    Got the back end done tonight, Ill take the front tomorrow after lunch. 20200227_190043.jpg
     
  14. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    Front done. Holy moly, the differential spacers almost killed me. I needed a midget helper monkey to put the dang nut back on.

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    Tomorrow wheels and alignment.
     
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    Wheels and alignment complete. As predicted the 295/70R18 tires are rubbing the front mud flaps and inner wheel well. More to do.

     
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    Looks good man
     
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    Thank you
     
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    How do you like the ride compared to stock?
     
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    I like the ride. The tires are much nicer - going from 20" to 18" helped for sure as well. So far so good. I liked the stock ride, but only drove it 4 days before i put this kit in. It is a lot nicer to drive than my 2000 dodge diesel.
     
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    This is my truck, there are many like it but this one is mine. I just bought my vehicle at the end of feb and am looking to do the exact same thing with the exact same vehicle. Going for RC 3.5 lift with 285/65-20 KO2. With the stock TSS wheel Only upgrade so far are led under hood and fog lights. Up coming is putting back a trans cooler Mike sweer took off.

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    Cool. Are you here in corpus? How do you like that led light in t hff e hood bulge? I was looking at the same, but the knight rider one says it's not compatible with the 2020.
     
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    Anything is compatible really so long as it fits. I'll be wiring it today and update you. took me a while to figure how to mount it without making cuts to the body. This is a good guide to let you get an idea. https://store.ijdmtoy.com/pages/201...d-scoop-mount-led-light-bar-kit-install-guide they sell corner metal bracket at homedepot you can use to mount the bar. I suggest using stainless steel hardware. The requirement is that the bar be low profile just slightly over 1 in and you can fit up to 40 in but they only come in 38 as far as I can tell. I reckon the quickest way to wire them is to just tap them off of your existing fog light but am unsure if the fuse and wiring harness can handle the extra electrical current running through them. Also since they are legally off road use only you'll loose the ability to turn on your fog light by wiring them that way. I'll be doing a separate wiring relay with it's own button and connect directly to the battery.

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    I am planning to do this soon. Are you still happy with everything? What height setting did you use?
     
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    @Ketchumj I have a 2019 and am looking at getting this kit ASAP to help ride quality with the 34" AT3's. I dont off road much, so I am just looking to improve ride quality over stock. Would you say that this does that?

    There are several customization options for this kit, did you end up doing the shackles or the rear spacer?

    What heights are you at front and rear? I like the stance! Looks awesome
     
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    I have no complaints, wouldn't do anything different for my needs.. The front I never touched from where it was set roughly 3- 3.5". I originally had 1" in the back with a shackle but wanted more rake. I now sit at 2" In the back an feel it looks better.
     
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    I have the 2.5 fronts. Rear boss with resi's. Did the +3 CB shackle. Left the front at factory setting. Spc uca. Went with the drop kit. It is the best ride I've had in a truck. Had ome before and too stiff.

    Ride quality was drastically improved. In about 1 yr will switch to aluma rears.

     
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    Excellent! Toytec blocked off the time for the install in a couple weeks.

    I am still trying to decide on the height, but either way I will leave about .5" of rake. Right now I have .75" rake and I like it, but I think .5 would look better. Do you each have pictures and know how much rake you ended up with?

    I will either do front set at 2.5" with 1" block in rear or front set at 3" with 1.5" block in rear. I like the height of my truck now with 2.5" front spacers, but I think I might use the opportunity to get a little more height.
     
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    Hey are you familiar with the pricing on the 3rd gens? I have a dealer quote on a 2020 and in wondering how descent it is.
     
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