suspension lift parts list check

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by geekyadam, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Here's my current parts list (not including tools) for my upcoming lift:
    • OME lift (includes coilovers and 3-leaf AAL with U-bolts)
    • axle shims (3°)
    • leaf pack poly bushing kit (to replace stock bushings in stock leafpacks)
    • sway bar drop (don't think I NEED it but doing it anyway)
    • carrier bearing drop (FK29)
    • CV axle bushing+seal (from ECGS)
    • auto grease (for CV axle)
    • LSD gear oil (diff lube)
    • liquid pump (for gear oil)
    Truck is 2017 Sport 4x4 DCSBMT. I have tools covered, including special tools needed to replace CV axle bushing. Not doing diff drop yet, going to play it by ear and might do later. Also I should mention I already have uniball UCAs installed.

    Am I forgetting anything? Also can anyone confirm if I shouldn't use LSD gear oil for front diff? I know my Sport should use LSD gear oil for rear diff so assumed same for front...
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    It all looks good. I never used the axle shim for my rear lift (Wheeler's progressive AAL). You won't need the front diff drop and no need for LSD oil on either diff. ALSD on 09 and up trucks is brake actuated, not a mechanical LSD. Most on the shelf oil has some mixed in but it won't hurt anything.
     
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  4. OP
    geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Gotcha thanks. Well I didn't get the gear oil yet so if you're sure I don't need LSD oil I'll get normal then.
    Are you saying that with a progressive AAL you shouldn't need shims? I'm planning on getting a 3-leaf progressive AAL for this lift, but I read a few places online that the shims do a world of improvement for driveline vibration etc. I figured why not.
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Toyota dropped the mechanical LSD in 2009 for the Taco. It's open. If you needed it, there would be an LSD oil sticker on the pumpkin.

    I never used the shims for mine. I had vibration before lifting. LOL!
     
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  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I have the icon progressive AAL with over load left in. No shims, No vibrations at all
     
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    geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    What does "with over load left in" mean?
     
  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    The over load spring.. shortest on bottom of leaf pack. The instructions on the AAL said to remove it but I left mine in.
     
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