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Toytec BOSS Self Install

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Hoologan, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Mar 24, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Hoologan

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    Installed my BOSS kit yesterday and it went pretty easy. It took six hours, including SPC UCAs. You can tell by the beer supply that I was anticipating a LONG night lol. The truck is at the alignment shop now, so I will post a before/after photo this afternoon.

    For anyone doubting if they can do this themselves, do it!

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    Color matched door handles have been on order for a few weeks :)
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    UTTundra

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    I didn't install my own UCA's, but I have loosened them and re-torqued them since to grease the bushings. I find re-torquing them to be a huge pain in the ass, especially the driver's side. There are three lines that are really in the way, and I'm always worried about bending them too much. I think they might be vacuum/evap lines or something like that. Any tips on how you worked around them? Can these lines be easily unclipped and moved out of the way? I usually use around a 6" extension to get around them the best I can. Still, it's tough getting to 173 ft/lbs with the limited workspace.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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  4. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    @UTTundra That was challenging. Admittedly, I didn't torque that side because of this. I just tightened it "tight af" with an open end wrench and cheater.

    @nowayout I did do this solo. I have two floor jacks and four jackstands so it wasn't bad at all. Somebody could have helped by handing me tools and beer I suppose.

    For some stupid reason I thought the alignment shop was open until 4:00, but they really closed at 1:00. They called and left a message at 1:22 saying they would stay open for a few more minutes, but my stupid phone didn't beep until close to 2:00 (right after I posted this thread) and by that time they were long gone. My truck is now stuck there until Monday morning. So irritated, but it's not a reflection on them, only my own stupidity.
     
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  5. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    How hard was changing the bushing for the shackles? Any tips?
     
  6. Mar 24, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    Hoologan

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    That's one thing I did not do that I forgot to mention. Re-used the OEM bushings for now. I heard removing the bushings was a pain, so I purposely did not try due to time constraints. That will be a future project.
     
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  7. Mar 24, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    Beer supply? Two six packs? Are you installing a lift or rotating the tires? Just pulling your chain, looks sharp dude.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:06 PM
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  9. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Dude I went to the Irish festival in downtown Richmond today, hit a different brewery before and after. I had to bring my ass home before I got in trouble. I have a knack for doing that :anonymous:
     
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  10. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    Kwikfish

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    He failed due to only loading one 18 pack...you have to grab 2 so ur balanced....rookie mistake lmao
     
  11. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    Kwikfish Get your poop in a group!

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    Truck looks great man!im leanong twards that lift at the moment but i wamt a AAL not shackle in the back.will await your final numbers front and back
     
  12. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Good work, thinking of going the same route actually
     
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  13. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Came out perfect!!!
    Great work @Hoologan :fistbump:
     
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  14. Mar 24, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Mountun Goat

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    Nice work. Looks awesome :transformer:
     
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  15. Mar 24, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Device beer is great. I you close by the brewery?
     
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    Anyone else think the beer can in the second pic was a reservoir for a second??
     
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  17. Mar 24, 2018 at 7:04 PM
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    Mountun Goat It’s grazing season

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    Would be a cool resi wrap to cut a can and zip tie it on for your beer-o-choice.
     
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    Looks great! Great job!
     
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    Looks good! Nice work!
     
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    I'm up in Roseville
     
  21. Mar 24, 2018 at 8:11 PM
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    I did that with a redbull can on my first sportbike lol Same size and everything.
     
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    Before and after

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    Looking sweet! Love the cement on black wheels. Maybe drop $150 on front window tint next? Sharp looking truck man!
     
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    :transformer::benchpress:
     
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    What were you gains front and rear? 3 front and 1 rear?
     
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    Looks awesome, that is what I am going for. 3/1 or 3/1.5?
     
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    Maybe slightly. It's totally illegal in commiefornia.
     
  29. Mar 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    That's ridiculous. I used to work in the auto glass industry and most manufacturers offered a privacy version of the front door glasses. If it's OEM it shouldn't be illegal. California is an awesome place...to visit!
     
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  30. Mar 26, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    3/1.5. I'm actually sitting a little high in the front, I'll need to adjust once it settles.
     

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