Spacer Lift Install

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Daystar rear coil spacers and a Rough Country OTT strut spacer on top of OEM 2017 Tacoma struts, which were "take-offs" from someone else's upgrade at around 6k miles, combined with Bilstein rear shocks. I also installed fresh front sway bar bushings at the same time.

I estimate that the replacement struts added about 1" of additional lift over the stock struts, for a total of about 3" of lift in the front.

Lift components - Silver pieces on top of the new struts are the Rough Country 2" spacers

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On jack stands, suspension hanging free

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XREAS oil line connecting to factory rear shock

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Despite dropping all 4 corners, the XREAS oil leaked significantly

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The sawzall came out early to remove both rear shocks

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Rusted rear shock top post

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Rear shock towers had this metal spacer, which had to be pried off

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After removing the spacer, the rear shock tower is ready for the new shock

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Rear coil with 1.5" Daystar spacer on top

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Using the OEM jack to push the axle down and fit the coil/spacer combo

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Rear completed after 2.5hrs

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Front strut XREAS oil line

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Difficulty with the struts started early

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Separated the UCA

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Front struts out

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Used the OEM jack to make room for the new strut & spacer

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Trying to chisel out the rusted on top hat

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Top hat fought me for 3hrs

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Air chisel made short work of the stuck top hats

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Had to narrow the lower strut bolt sleeve

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All installed and hanging free

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All installed with full vehicle weight on the suspension

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Front stock vs. Lift

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Rear stock vs. Lift

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