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Old 02-12-2010, 03:19 PM #1
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daystar rear install question

I know I know, daystar questions have been asked a million times.

I attempted to install the front spacer lift on my own. I failed b/c i do not have air tools. I was unable to loosen the nut on the upper control arm. I ended up having a shop install them for $100.

I installed airlift 1000 in the rear hoping to add a little lift and level the vehicle as the front was pretty nose high when towing. Well, i no longer tow a trailer and thus no longer need the bags. The ride is just too harsh w/ the bags inflated...and you only get about 1" of lift.

The rear spacers have been sitting in my garage for about a year or so. I want to install them or get them installed.

Is it difficult to install the rear spacers w/ only hand tools, i.e., ratchet set and basic wrenches? I really don't want to go through the trouble of removing everything only to find that i am unable to loosen a nut w/out air tools nor do i want to pay for another install.

Can the spacers be installed w/out removing the bags? I would like to deflate the bags but leave them installed while i install the spacers? Or, would it be too difficult to install the spacers w/out removing the bags?

Thanks for all the help thus far.
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I know I know, daystar questions have been asked a million times.

I attempted to install the front spacer lift on my own. I failed b/c i do not have air tools. I was unable to loosen the nut on the upper control arm. I ended up having a shop install them for $100.

I installed airlift 1000 in the rear hoping to add a little lift and level the vehicle as the front was pretty nose high when towing. Well, i no longer tow a trailer and thus no longer need the bags. The ride is just too harsh w/ the bags inflated...and you only get about 1" of lift.

The rear spacers have been sitting in my garage for about a year or so. I want to install them or get them installed.

Is it difficult to install the rear spacers w/ only hand tools, i.e., ratchet set and basic wrenches? I really don't want to go through the trouble of removing everything only to find that i am unable to loosen a nut w/out air tools nor do i want to pay for another install.

Can the spacers be installed w/out removing the bags? I would like to deflate the bags but leave them installed while i install the spacers? Or, would it be too difficult to install the spacers w/out removing the bags?

Thanks for all the help thus far.
Rear is easy. I did it without air tools. The hardest part is lifting truck high enough so you can drop rear axle to remove the springs. If my memory services me right, you just need to remove two nuts holding bottom of the shocks (one nut on each side) and remove the rear wheels.
Hope that helps.
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This is very easy. Do as above, I also removed the driver side panhard bar bolt, but I am not sure that is 100% necessary
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I agree with both of the above statements. I would add take the spare out first. It gives you a good bit more room to wiggle, see and just makes the whole job much easier.
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Success! Thank you so much for the help. The only thing i had to do that was not in the instructions was use the Toyota bottle jack betweek the axle and frame to allow more room to pull the springs. Looks great! Took me about 2 hours as i had no air tools and the airlift 1000 was near impossible to remove. I would post pics but it looks like any other 06 w/ 2 1/2, 1 1/2 lift w/ black powdercoated wheels. The ride is soooooooo much smoother w/out the air bags.
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