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I guess it matches the height of the IFS lift pretty well?


Pretty dang good. The t-bars are cranked only a little bit, but that's how I had them before with the stock Toy springs and Trailmaster blocks.

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Nice job! I like the spring hangers, good work


Thanks! Erik B deserves credit for this design. I saw his on the internet and decided to try something similar.

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Your swap looks factory from what I see...good job.

But I still don't quite get what is so great about this setup. It seems to be a lot of work for not a lot of lift or a great ride. Longer springs would flex better I suppose, but you have to change the shock posistioning, which would help stock springs flex better too.

Are you pleased with the results? Does it ride better than stock?

And I've always liked your 4runner by the way...nice build-up.


Thanks for the complements. I am definitely pleased with the results. The articulation is quite a bit better. To give you an idea, with the old springs I put the truck on jackstands (at the frame) and was able to take the tires off with about 1" under the tires. After I swapped to the Chevys, the rearend itself set only a couple inches off the ground and I had to jack way up to put the tires back on. There is definitely a lot more droop!

I am definitely pleased with the results. It rides very similar to before, but now I have better articulation.

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High lifts are for posers!!!

Nice clean job, I like the front hangers!!!


Thanks! I have to agree; I'd like my truck to stay at about the height is it now, not much taller. I'll trim fenders and lift drivetrain components to get more clearance and room for articulation.

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hey,..at least he did what most people havnt,....cut off the stock front hangers...lol...


Oh but wait... I didn't cut off the stock shackle hangers... doh! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />


My favorite piece is still the shackles. They turned out really cool; the pictures don't do them justice. I tried to get a closer shot, but the lighting sucked.
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