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Changing from a 3" spacer to adjustable struts

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by the_trooper08, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    Gramps

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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
    With the Eibach Adjustable Shocks set at 2.5", that is the top setting. With you stock coil springs you can only net 2.5"s of lift and that's assuming the spacer lift hasn't somewhat killed the coil spring itself(chances are slim of this happening). If you want a full 3" front lift you would need to do 1 of 2 things:

    1. Get new Eibach 512600 springs and set the C clip to the bottom setting on the shocks. This will get you approximately 3"s of lift.
    2. Or get the .5" top plate spacers and install them on top of the Eibach shock set at 2.5" with your factory coil spring.
    To note my information is directly from one of the technical advisors at Toytec Lifts. They have some great people over there.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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    I' only looking to get 2.5" lift, going to be pulling the camper so some rake is good. The spacers that are currently in are on top of the strut not in the coil so the coils should be ok.
    Ok good to know it's doable with longer coils in the future.
    And yes the hand compressors aren't great. Haha
    When parts come in I'll be doing it all one night at my works shop then taking it for the alignment the next day. I' still a mechanic but doing oil field work now so I don't have access to an automotive shops tools anymore. I really miss that.
    Shocks and struts are 3 weeks put I guess so I have some time to make plans.
    Thanks everyone for the feedback!
     
  3. Dec 27, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    Yeah, you'd be able to compress that spring with the LCA no problem. Pro tip, get the stem through the top hat first shot just enough to thread the top nut all the way, then relieve the pressure and re adjust to square the jack up then compress just enough to get the bushing, washer, and nut on tight.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    I like that plan
     
  5. Feb 10, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Ok got everything done.
    Installed eibach adjustable front struts set to 2.5", removed spacer lift.
    Installed rear toytech boss rear shocks.
    Removed all kdss stuff.
    Rides 100x better. No bumps or knocks.
    Alignment went good. Was able to get 2.5º caster so I'm happy

    Install was a breeze. Compressing the struts was easy using the Jack on the lower control arm. Was able to use a big pry bat to make room to remove without loosening the lca.

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