Spacer Lift Install

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
On jack stands, suspension hanging free
XREAS oil line connecting to factory rear shock
Despite dropping all 4 corners, the XREAS oil leaked significantly
The sawzall came out early to remove both rear shocks
Rusted rear shock top post
Rear shock towers had this metal spacer, which had to be pried off
After removing the spacer, the rear shock tower is ready for the new shock
Rear coil with 1.5" Daystar spacer on top
Using the OEM jack to push the axle down and fit the coil/spacer combo
Rear completed after 2.5hrs
Front strut XREAS oil line
Difficulty with the struts started early
Separated the UCA
Front struts out
Used the OEM jack to make room for the new strut & spacer
Trying to chisel out the rusted on top hat
Top hat fought me for 3hrs
Air chisel made short work of the stuck top hats
Had to narrow the lower strut bolt sleeve
All installed and hanging free
All installed with full vehicle weight on the suspension
Front stock vs. Lift
Rear stock vs. Lift
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Had to narrow the lower strut bolt sleeve