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Toytec Alumas installed.....finally!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Tundra234, May 5, 2020.

  1. May 5, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    Tundra234

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    So I finally ditched the ReadyLift 3/2 spacer kit that I had.The UCA bolts came out very easily once the torque was broken loose. The wrench that @Shifless Joe posted was a time saver. I did not have to remove the battery or bend any sheet metal. I actually slid the bolts out from the wheel well until the hit the harness and then pulled them the rest of the way from the engine compartment. The install was pretty easy. I set the ball joint on the SPC's to the neutral position and all the way forward (outward towards the tire). I marked the lower control arm cam bolts before I loosened them to get the coilovers in. It doesn't even look like the tires or alignment moved. The only issue that I didn't like was how tight the ABS line was after mounting it to the UCA. I actually twisted the bracket by the UCA pivot bolt to create more slack in it. For the rears, instead of drilling a hole, I used an existing hole and installed a different bolt with a locknut. The OEM rear shocks were flat as hell when I removed them. I'll see when it settles, but I gained at least an inch of height in the front compared to the spacer kit. All that is left now is to remove the rear block. The shackles will be here Thursday. Thanks to all that have answered questions and provided tips. @TwistedTad, @Ckatz53, @Johnders2586, @Black Wolf, @Ketchumj, @Tundyfundy, @saybng

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  2. May 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    looks great
     
  3. May 5, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    Looks awesome
    A full report will be appreciated Since I’m probably going the same way.
    Street feel and some Offroad... Better, good, great?
    How do you compare the Aluma and boss product to other suspension.
    Thanks.
     
  5. May 5, 2020 at 9:32 PM
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    Awesome looks good!

    Do you mind sharing the link to the special wrench? I am going to be doing some UCA replacement myself soon.
     
  6. May 5, 2020 at 11:53 PM
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    That looks great! Interested in hearing about the performance
     
  7. May 6, 2020 at 4:37 AM
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  8. May 6, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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  9. May 6, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    And I did it all by myself lol. :muscleflexing:
     
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  10. May 6, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    TwistedTad TRUCK GANG “T”

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    It’s a great feeling my friend!!!! Remember to retorque everything after a couple hundred miles.
     
  11. May 6, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    I will. Just got back from alignment. He said I had it pretty damn close.
     
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  12. May 9, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    Now to attempt the shackle bushing removal.....
     
  13. May 9, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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  14. May 9, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    What a pain in the rear. I removed the blocks, installed the new 1/2 spacer and new U-bolts, then moved on to the shackles. I took the first shackle out, lowered the rear axle (had jack stands under the frame), and guess what.....the exhaust is in the way. The leaf springs came down to the exhaust, and I would need it to drop another 4 or 5 inches to get the shackle in. I ended up putting the blocks and longer ubolts and stock shackles back in until I can figure it out. I'll take measurements in the morning but here is how my exhaust sits with the truck on the wheels with the stock shackles. Frustrated as hell....lol.

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  15. May 9, 2020 at 8:24 PM
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    Nice job!
     
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    Looks nice. How does the ride compare?
     
  17. May 29, 2020 at 5:59 PM
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    Well done! How long did it take you?
     
  18. May 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    I love my alumas with boss
    Love them. Will be putting them on my wife's 4runner
     
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    Much better than the spacers.
     
  20. May 29, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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    A normal install can be done by yourself in a day. I just had issues with the exhaust.
     
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    We have a 4Runner too. She wants it lifted a little one day. It's a 2017.
     
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    She doesn't know she wants the lift. But her wanting a gobi stealth rack plus scs sr8's means she will know soon enough she wants the alumas :)
     
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    She has the gobi on order, and wants to use her runner to pull our 20ft camper. I told her a nice lift with 200lb rear flex coils would help that towing.
     
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    I'm impressed that she knows vehicle accessories and wants them. :thumbsup: I get the death stare every time I mention something for the truck. Thank God I'm smart enough to not mention cost. I just did my suspension swap and Morimoto XB led headlights.
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen ;)
     
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    The sequential turn signals are pretty sweet too.
     

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