Leo Castaneda (Leo)
Toyota Tech: Toyota SUV Suspension Lift Collaboration
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1995 Toyota 4Runner, 4WD, 3.0 Liter, 6 Cylinder
Rancho 9000 Shocks
25mm Sway-A-Way Torsion bars
Rancho 9000 Shocks
Downey Heavy Duty Springs
When I got my 4Runner back in 1997 I noticed that the rear
end sags and all the other 4Runners I have seen have the familiar butt sag. So I
searched the internet and found a lot of talk about Downey springs. So I ordered
the springs, and Jim Brink helped me install the springs. (Thanks Jim) That
really cured the infamous butt sag. At first I had KYB Gas-A-Just on my
truck. Adding the springs made the ride harsh. So I immediately ordered
Rancho 9000 shocks. After installing the Ranchos, ride was a lot better.
Sway-A-Way torsion bar review:
A few weeks later I also installed the Sway-A-Way torsion
bars up front. I cranked the torsion bars 15 fender to rim, to get more lift.
While installing the Sway-A-Way torsion bars, I also installed low profile bump
stops all around. With the Sway-A-Way torsion bars it made the front ride harsh
too. So I installed the Rancho 9000 shocks up front as well.
Beta Rockstomper swaybar disconnects:
After a few years of wheeling, I got an offer to beta
test the Rockstomper Sway bar disconnects. After installation, wheel travel is
much more improved without the sway bars connected especially the front. I also
added a rear custom bumper with tire carrier. After installing the heavy rear
bumper my butt sagged an inch. So I ordered the AllPro 2.5 wheel spacers,
ProComp 4 pan hard drop bracket, Downey extended rear bump stops and longer
Rancho 9000 shocks. After installing all these, my rear sits a little higher
now. But if I loaded it up with off-road and camping gear my truck sits pretty
level. Overall I am very happy with my present setup.
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