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Old 06-05-2019, 06:55 AM #1
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In a pickle with suspension, need some guidance.

Hey group, I am in a pickle and need some help.

In an attempt to add some ground clearance and retain the Trd Pro suspension that I like I decided to install the Toytec spacer lift made for the Pro. It replaces the lower spring mount with a slightly thicker one and also a thicker top spacer.

I now have a front end noise. I think it is my sway bar hitting either the strut or the radiator support.

I feel like Ive been kicked in the gut. The car guy in my feels like I let my 4Runner down. Lol.

Basically I am thinking about going back to stock. Plan B is install a relocation bracket.

I do like the increased load capacity of the rear toytec springs (20% stiffer).

Could/should I consider a 1 taller front spring and increased capacity rear spring? Would I still have the clearance issues?
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Alot of Pro owners including myself have installed the Toytec lift. I have no problems with mine.
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Alot of Pro owners including myself have installed the Toytec lift. I have no problems with mine.


Yea that is part of the reason I went with that kit. Retain the awesome stock suspension and at a little clearance and more aggressive look.

Seems weird. Best way I can describe the sound/feeling is like crushing pop cans ...
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When do you hear the noise, all the time or only when doing something specific like turning? Do you see any marks on any of the components you have listed?

Also, did you do the lift yourself or did you have a shop do it? There could be something loose.

Had mine in recently for the 5k service and they did an alignment since it was off. After the service I was hearing a clacking/popping noise on sharp turns and bumps. Went back and they stated the lower control arm bolts were not torqued correctly.
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just take your skid pan off and look... youll know if it hitting as there wont be paint on the driver side (thats where mine was hitting).

Or just turn your wheel and with a flash light glance in.

If this is like other typical issues just go buy some large thick washers... Youll need 4. Undo the radiator support bracket (one on each side) and add the other washers to where the bracket meets the horizontal radiator cross member.



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In a pickle with suspension, need some guidance.

I dropped the skid and found this on drivers side support. But when the truck is parked it looks to have more than enough clearance. Does it really move that much?...

Although I added some grease to the support to see if it would transfer to the swaybar. It has not happened.




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It definitely should not be hitting. Here is the link to the video of the lift if it was installed by a shop correctly. I havent heard the trd pro having this issue so please reach out to me with some more photos and I'll get down to the bottom of it for you.

FJ4RPRO - Toytec lift kit for TRD Pro 4Runners

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It definitely should not be hitting. Here is the link to the video of the lift if it was installed by a shop correctly. I havent heard the trd pro having this issue so please reach out to me with some more photos and I'll get down to the bottom of it for you.



FJ4RPRO - Toytec lift kit for TRD Pro 4Runners



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I sent ya a email via the website.
I went ahead and looked for you but didn't see anything. When you are free call 303-255-4959 and use EXT 108 and support will take care of you, I already went ahead and showed him the photo.
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Could/should I consider a 1 taller front spring and increased capacity rear spring? Would I still have the clearance issues?
As others have said, you should have zero noise or clearance issues with your set-up.

To respond to what you posted above. If you add a 1" taller spring to the front of pre '19 Pro suspension you will be around 2" of lift. This is the route I went and really like the set-up, especially for the price. I added Bilstein 6112 600# 14" springs and got around 2.5" of lift, and 1.25" rear springs. Good luck and hope you get it figured out.
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This is why i asked for pictures. Something is def not right.

More pics will help everyone help
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In a pickle with suspension, need some guidance.

Thanks for trying to help me out gang! I do appreciate it and realize how hard it is to diagnose over the Internet.

I plan on going back to my installer and they are going to check it out. I think I am going to see if they can put it back to stock. At least until my warranty is up.

It is sicking to me as a car guy to take a truck like the 4Runner and make it worse... I did this. :o

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Thanks for trying to help me out gang! I do appreciate it and realize how hard it is to diagnose over the Internet.

I plan on going back to my installer and they are going to check it out. I think I am going to see if they can put it back to stock. At least until my warranty is up.
Something is not right so don't give up so quickly. That top isolator sure is sitting in there kind of funny.
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Look how differently my top isolator sits compared to yours. Here is my lift thread, just scroll down for pics.

https://www.toyota-4runner.org/3280280-post1.html
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