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Eibach pro kit stage 1

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Silverghost, Apr 7, 2020.

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    you might have better luck going through a 3rd party to order them. I ordered mine the 2nd of June through a 3rd party. I'm sure they would have more pull with Eibach since they are ordering much more from them.
     
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    Who’d you go with for your kit?

    seeing a few ‘in-stock’ on Amazon and currently debating going that route until I can make a few calls tomorrow when vendors are back open
     
  3. Jun 15, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    i got mine from Mike's Custom Toys. Not sure if they are on here, but i went through Tacoma World. A few people are able to place orders with Wheelers and Headstrong it seems. Headstrong just mentioned on TW that recent orders still had a date of 06/26 or something around there, which means they were not canceled.
     
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    So the adjustable rears are on backorder and my runner has 3/4" lean from side to side. Had an ome spacer that says corrects the lean by 1/2"
    It gave me 1/8". Just don't understand because the puck is 1/2" thick???
    Oh, the eibach springs gave 1.5" lift and after 500 miles, zero settling
     
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    Called Toytec lifts this morning, supposedly in stock and getting shipped tomorrow latest Wednesday.
     
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    Do you have KDSS?
     
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    No sir, I measured beforehand in the exact spot marked with tape and afterwards after driving maybe 10 miles. Never heard of a puck not raising what it's rated for.
    Also the spring is seated the same way
     
  8. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:33 AM
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    Interesting.

    Is this only happening in the rear?

    Are your driver and passenger sides even up front?
     
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    Finally getting my lift installed today along with JBA UCA’s. Wheels and tires tomorrow, will report back on details. Looking forward to getting rid of the notorious 4Runner nose dive, first world problems..
     
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    So you guys that have the kit installed already, did you set yours at the lowest setting or go to the second clip?
     
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    If you got the 2.75" Eibach lift coils, then you'll want the snap ring on the lowest setting (0") to get 2.75" of lift. If you were to put the snap ring on the next setting up with those coils, you'll be at 3.6" in front.

    If you're using your stock coils, then use any setting you want to get your desired lift height.
     
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    Done exactly that, set at lowest setting. Looks and rides very nice, very taught handling would be my description and no more Nose Dive! That annoyed the heck out of me.
    Installing wheels and tires tomorrow.

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    Congrats! Looks awesome!

    What wheels and tires did you decide on?
     
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    Thank you. Going with KO2’s 285/70/17 C and I picked up a set of Black Rhino Rumble wheels in Gun Black. If my calculations are right I’m giving up about 4lbs per corner, any other tires I would have given up about 8-10 lbs.
    I had a Chevy 1500 HD and always ran KO’s so I went with what was tried and tested, although those Nitto Ridge Grapplers were tempting and about $20 bucks less per tire but weight won out. FYI your input on the Eibach shocks were one of the reasons why I went with them and you can’t beat the price for the quality of the components.
     
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  16. Jun 16, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    So I just got off the phone with the vendor (second time today) I ordered my rear level kit from... I would advise everyone to deal directly with Eibach.
    I'm trying hard to reserve final judgment of the vendor until they have a chance to fix their issue, and I don't want to trash talk anyone.
    I will say that Eibach has given me consistent information every time I call, while the vendor has not only changed their story (they ship, no Eibach ships, no they ship but not this time) but has also tried to shift the blame to Eibach, claiming that THEY are inconsistent with info... lmfao.
    I got a call back from I presume the owner, who gave me the shipping "info" a week ago, and was calling to blame someone else for giving me that false info... yes, he forgot that he was the one who told me the original fib, that Eibach won't have my information and I just needed to wait etc. He also tried to low-key threaten me with collection agencies and credit reporting, should I try to cancel through my bank, which of course is bogus garbage.
     
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    Quick comparison of my 4R with the Eibach lift and another 4R w/o. Love the lift and look of my 4Runner!

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    The front was same level right to left when i brought it to the shop. Morons decided they should match the lean that only the back had:homer:
    I asked them to fix it and they said they pulled the struts 6 times they were done losing money on it. maybe if I put a phone book under my left butt cheek it will be all leveled;)
    I'm about to the point of ripping everything out but waiting to see if others have issues with stage 2....no ones fessed up yet on either forum.
    I would adjust them myself but cant find a spring compressor that will fit in the small coils. I really dont wanna pull the strut....chicken chit here:wave:
     
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    88 Rotors

    wish they were local to me
     
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    That’s who installed the lift for me, took 1 hour and 10 minutes to install the kit and UCA’s.
    If anyone is looking to get a lift installed and lives in Southern California, I highly recommend 88 Rotors. They have it down packed. They also do BMC’s and sell pretty much sell all the top brands of Wheels and Tires.
     
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    Thanks man! Glad you're happy with them.

    BFG's are tried and true. Can't go wrong with those.

    Post some pics when it's all buttoned up.
     
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    That's weird. It makes me wonder if one of the front coilovers is pulling one side of your truck down, exacerbating the lean and not allowing the rear spacer to provide the lift it should.

    I don't know the shop, but it kind of sounds like they haven't worked with a lot of coilovers before.

    If you're into it, try counting the number of threads exposed from where they start towards the bottom of the shock up to the bottom of the coil perch. If they are drastically different on each side, that might be your issue. If you don't feel like bothering with it, no big deal. Just trying to provide some avenues to problem solve.
     
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    B6ACB112-BEA9-43E0-91AF-FF86CA670B30.jpg Lift, Tires and Wheels installed, glad cause the Wife was starting to ask about all those boxes in the garage...
     
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    How do the 285s ride with the lift?
     
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    The ride is a little stiffer, feels more truck like. Definitely got rid of most of the Nose Dive unless you break hard. My 4Runner has KDSS and stock you still felt a little of the swaying that 4runners are known for, well that’s pretty much gone with the new suspension. Next week I’ll be going up to the local mountains to see how it does, nothing too crazy tho. I’ll report back.
     
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    did some measurements to see how much "Driver Lean" i had if any. From the naked eye, i really couldn't tell a whole lot. The rear was a little more obvious, because on the passenger side, i could see the red Eibach logo much more.
    All in all, the passenger side is half an inch higher. Not sure if its worth fixing or not. :notsure:
    Over all, the truck is pretty damn level with the 2.75 front, and 1 inch rear.
    I do think I'm going to add some small wheel spacers though. i really like the TRD Pro rims, but wish they stuck out a little bit more. My previous Tacoma had SCS wheels and they had such an aggressive stance.
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    i always watch their YouTube videos haha. I wish they had more Eibach lift videos! Would have helped me pull the trigger much sooner.
     
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    They have the process down packed, every shop that I called for the install said it would take from 3 hours to one day. 88 Rotors had it done including UCA’s in 1 hour and 10 minutes including the JBA UCA’s, Pretty impressive.
     
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    Looks awesome!
     
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