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Pulling the trigger on the Eibach kit

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by KSapanza4Runner, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    KSapanza4Runner

    KSapanza4Runner [OP] New Member

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    Alright guys, after the last few weeks of time and research, i've decided to pull the trigger and buy my first lift kit for my 4runner. Going with the Eibach Pro Truck Lift 2.75in front/1in in the rear. Will be doing the installation by myself. So any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! I'll be posting pre/post pics once finished.
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    brvermilli21

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    Let me know what you think of it. I'm looking at the same
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    Charlievee

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    The install is not that bad. Once I figured out the snap ring issue. It can be done about an hour per side.

    *** Basic concept, do work at own risk and skill level. I am not a certified tech, nor did I stay at a Holiday inn express last night***

    Get the truck up on stands
    Pull tire
    Loosen the ABS wire from UCA link (to gain extra slack)
    Remove sway bar link
    Loosen upper shock nut (center one)
    Place Jack stand under wheel hub and Jack under lower ball joint
    Remove the two bolts holding hub assembly to the lower control arm
    Mark alignment sleeves and loosen the lower control arm bolts.
    Lower jack/ lower control arm.
    Once the spring is fully decompressed, remove lower shock bolt
    Remove strut
    Install new strut, torque lower strut mount
    Lift the LCA back into position using the Jack to compress the spring
    Torque the two lower ball joint bolts and LCA bolts (making sure alignment marks are in place)
    Torque top shock nut
    Install sway bar link and ABS line
    Remove Jack and stand from under the hub/ lower ball joint
    Mount wheel
    Second side is the same.
    Put rear up on stands and remove wheels (I kept the Jack under the diff)
    Remove sway bar links
    Remove upper shock nut
    Place Jack under other side shock and lift until coil spring is free
    Remove lower shock mount and spring
    Install new spring
    Install new shock, torque lower mount to spec
    Lower jack ( hope spring staid in place)
    Tighten top shock nut
    Repeat on other side
    Install sway bar links
    Mount wheels.

    Get truck alignment

    I used 3 Jack stands and two jacks

    Plenty of tube vids for reference
     
  4. Apr 13, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    KSapanza4Runner

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    Any difficulty using the spring compressors yourself? That usually seems to be the part that most people decide to just have a shop do the installation but it doesnt seem that difficult to me.
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Impact gun makes life so much easier. I use an electric.
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    nimby

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    Looks like he did the "no spring compressor method" which is actually easier than using a spring compressor.
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    Check the no spring compressor method. That is the method I am going to use
     
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  8. Apr 14, 2020 at 3:23 AM
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    brvermilli21

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    Thanks! Post some pics of how the loft looks. How much height do you think you got
     
  9. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:13 AM
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    Charlievee

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    Dont need them.
    https://youtu.be/5E6u7dC7EHg

    https://youtu.be/jo0FJSi-KYs
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    KSapanza4Runner

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    Update: Ordered my kit this morning through Eibach. Currently out of stock but told me they restock May 1 so my kit will ship that following week. Also since i made my order now, i still got the sale price. Now all I can do is wait!
     
  11. Apr 14, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Know that feeling. It's worth it.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    I ordered mine earlier this week. Salesman reports the b/o is due to the rear coil springs. He thought they’d be back in stock the last week of April/ first week of May.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Charlievee

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    Rep on the other forum is thinking 01May to get things back into production, but who knows with California politics.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2020 at 12:18 PM
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    Crikeymike

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    This can help with the install side of things. (regardless of the brand)

    If you assemble the struts yourself, just be careful with the alignment of the lower coil seat mount and lower bushing position so it's even with the LCA.

    https://youtu.be/CmjVHhuT1vU
     
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  15. May 21, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    KSapanza4Runner

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    My kit finally came in yesterday! Now I just gotta get it installed.

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  16. May 21, 2020 at 2:28 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Well worth the wait.
     
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    Make sure you update us with the before and after pics. :)
     

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