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JCWages

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I swapped out the Eibach front lift for these....



The install would have only taken a couple of hours but I spent a good hour trying to figure out how to follow the directions when the driver side shock had the lower bushing pressed in backwards. Then I used an angle grinder to make a pair of snap ring pliers.... I failed at getting the bushing out to try and flip it so I installed the shock as is. I'll call Accutune in the morning to figure out why the bushing is offset. I assume it's to clear something.



The test drive was done without the sway bar connected but WOW. They're not even broken in yet and it's so smooooth. At least up front. I'm still on the oem leafs and Icon 2.0 rears.

The most interesting thing I noticed is Accutune set me up with 14" 550lb springs. Reading all the Tacoma King threads had me thinking I would need 650lb springs. I actually gained 1/4"+ over the Eibachs (checked after a quick drive with moderate braking). From the ground to fender it's sitting at just about 39.80" on the passenger side and 39.90 on the drivers. Crazy

They arrived with only 4 threads showing above the collar. So there's not much preload which is perfect.


The front will probably drop about 1/4" or so after I mount the winch this weekend.
 
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Installed a battery isolator, auxiliary battery, and light bar. Next up will be removing the back seat and installing electrical distribution, fridge, and drawers in its place.
Now that sounds fun! Would love to do the isolator and aux batt. Guess I’ll have to watch more YouTube vids.
 
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JCWages

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Thanks! Wanted to stay with stock dimensions because the rims have some sort of a negative offset making them stick out more giving them the appearance that they are wider than they are.
Well it work out perfectly. The benefits of skinnies with the biggest drawback of looking too narrow.
 

JCWages

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Tossed 35"s on the GX470... Also did some clearancing. After 200 miles today, they feel great and the lady LOVES them.

Have 80% turn in reverse and 100% turn going forward. I'll finalize the cutting tomorrow after work for no rubbing at all.
They look amazing on there. How's your braking and initial acceleration now? I can definitely feel a loss in breaking even with my 33s (92lbs with wheel).
 

Delux2769

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They look amazing on there. How's your braking and initial acceleration now? I can definitely feel a loss in breaking even with my 33s (92lbs with wheel).
Thanks. I do feel the slight loss in the drivetrain. Eventually I'll regear, but not until I jump to 37s and fully armored, which will be a couple of years. For now with the 35s, it will make a great DD for the lady.

The V8 is still super nice and still feels much more powerful than our Subarus, lol.
 
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Tossed 35"s on the GX470... Also did some clearancing. After 200 miles today, they feel great and the lady LOVES them.

Have 80% turn in reverse and 100% turn going forward. I'll finalize the cutting tomorrow after work for no rubbing at all.
Great looking setup! Looks like a lot of fun. Best of luck to you and the truck!
 
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