This work was done on my 2011 d-cab 4x4 TRD O/R. Yes, there is a little venting in this thread, but hopefully it can help somebody else be informed if they are considering the lift kit i bought.
I talked to the salesman, told him what i wanted and what my intensions are:
** 3" lift in the front and wanted it to sit level
** have a set of 285/65/18s i want to put on it.
I bought this kit
, except no rear shocks and I added all the stuff the salesman recommended to me (shims, bearing spacers, diff drop, longer u-bolts, etc) I got the part number from toytech for the shocks and got them from a different vendor because toytech had them on backorder and had no ETA.
My truck sits Much higher in the back than it does the front. The tech said I got 2.25" in the front, but said he did not measure the rear before the lift.
(from ground to bottom of fender flair centered through the wheel)
Front-Before: 33-7/8" After: 36-1/8"
Rear-Before: not measured After: 39-1/4"
The truck is VERY noticably higher in the back. With 2 of my friends standing on the rear bumper, it sits close to level.
What i used
bilstein 5100s (with the clip on the 2nd lowest position (per toytec))
toytec 1.6" lift springs
all the hardware they upsell to go with it.
Everything installed at the toyota dealership.
I was assured over the phone that my truck would be lifted 3" front and sit level, and I got neither of this.
If anybody can think of a logical reason the truck did not come out the way Toytec said it would, i am all ears and will forward it to the toyota technician.
I plan to call Toytec on Monday, But I dont have a lot of faith in this. One of those situations where you spend *more* than what you planned and get less than what you wanted. All the way down to the $40 1" longer Ubolts, which have 1.5" of thread showing out of the bottom right now.