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Are sway bar relocation kit  needed for different Toyota Tacoma / 4Runner / other Toyota trucks or not if installing 3” lif spacers or coilovers?
Do only KDSS equipped trucks need sway bar relocation?
When Tacoma needs sway bar relocation?
When 4Runner and others?

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So, a sway bar relocation kit is needed only with adjustable coilovers and NON KDSS vehicles. We’ve seen some Tacomas that require a sway bar relocation kit with OME coilovers but they need it because the alignment wasn’t perform properly, camber causes the coilover touch the front sway bar.

Sway bar relocation kits are designed to push the sway bar forward away from the coilover/spring so they don’t make contact

NOTE: 2010+ 4Runners, FJ Cruisers and GX460 NON KDSS equipped will require a radiator support bracket (included with our kits already). The reason why they need the radiator support bracket is because the driver side sway bar is not perfectly symmetrical with the passenger side.

 

 

Tacomas will always need a sway bar relocation kit as long as they are using an adjustable coilover

KDSS equipped vehicles DO NOT need the sway bar relocation kit because the sway connects to the lower control arms and is far away from the coilover.

 

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Customers wonder, what is the difference between lift kits for 4th and 5th gen 4Runners if the shocks length are the same.

We highly recommend getting the proper spring rates and length for both 4Runners. The 2003-2009 4Runner will use a 112-620 spring which provides the particular vehicle 3 inches of font lift.

2010+ 4Runner will get a 521-600 spring which will provide 2.5 inches of lift on this particular 4Runner and if we add the top plate spacer will be the full 3” on a 5th Gen 4Runner.

If you use a 521-600 spring on the 2004 4Runner will get over 3 inches of front lift and will cause severe damage to some front end components for excessive lift amount.

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The most popular coilovers for Tacoma and 4Runer trucks are ULTIMATE coilovers with Bilstein 5100 series shocks and ToyTec BOSS coilovers.

Very similar great quality suspensions, ULTIMATE kit uses Bilstein 5100 shocks which
are digressive valving system which means “the faster you go, the softer
the shocks get”

BOSS kit uses a progressive valving system that we tune to be more on
the softer side for a perfect balance between daily driving and easy to
moderate trails. Progressive valving shocks handle the same at any speed.

 

The difference is in length (ToyTec shocks have longer travel) and in coil spring rates available.

 

ToyTec BOSS shocks are able to handle up to 700lbs coils, while Bilstein shocks are good only with up to 650lbs coils.

 

Please remember, that using greater lbs coils without additional constant front load carried (such aftermarket reinforced bumper and winch) will decrease ride comfort.

 

 

 

 

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We are asked by the customers:

 

” Do you recommend the ToyTec coils over say the Icon 52700 coils  ”

 

We can answer that

ICON 2″ rear coil springs will provide a softer ride quality since their design is”progressive”

ToyTec rear coil springs are a little more “linear” and will help carrying a little more extra weight 10% more over factory payload