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Who to use For suspension install, Boulder/Denver area

Hey guys im saving right now to get some rear suspension for my 03' taco and wanted to know if anyone knows of a goodshop to use here in the boulder or denver area? i would usually do it myself but i just moved out here and dont have jack for tools or a garage since i live in an apartment atm. Lemme know what you guys have used or know of.

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What exactly are you installing? Is it just bolt-on?

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What exactly are you installing? Is it just bolt-on?
Dittos, I swapped my suspension in my little backyard work area.

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im getting some AP 3" standard leafs, rear bilstein shocks, OME greasable shackles, SS brakelines and then having them crank my Sway-a-ways C/O's to 3"
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I bet John's 4x4 Center could do it, but they'll charge you $$$. They're on east Arapahoe

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i would do it in my backyard but all my buddies with fully set-up garages are back in San Diego so until i get my tool situation back up im doomed to have shops do this crap, But ill check out johns 4x4 and see if they wont chage me an arm and a leg!
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im getting some AP 3" standard leafs, rear bilstein shocks, OME greasable shackles, SS brakelines and then having them crank my Sway-a-ways C/O's to 3"
All you need is some 9/16ths front spring bolts, u bolts, a couple of sawzall blades, and a cut off disk from having a pretty much easy install.

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Plus a hydraulic jack and at the least 2 jack stands of which all of the above i do not own :P and i would buy instead of taking it to the shop but i have no place to store them in my 2 BR apartment..so its a vicious cycle so until i get some more room i have to use shops.
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come on out to my place in gunbarrel and we can take care of you. its just a 1 car garage but ive already done a few decent projects in there. I have jackstands ect. my floor jack is at my moms house but we could get away with a bottle jack or a hi lift if you have sliders.

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come on out to my place in gunbarrel and we can take care of you. its just a 1 car garage but ive already done a few decent projects in there. I have jackstands ect. my floor jack is at my moms house but we could get away with a bottle jack or a hi lift if you have sliders.

(I take it from the avatar you ride? whatcha got?)

If you wanna help me put this stuff together that would be awesome, i prolly wont be getting the kit for a few weeks but ill keep ya posted. And Ill prolly need to pick up a few tools for the new brakelines and pick some wrenches up but 2 ppl would be way easier than one. I can throw you some money and brews too! Oh and i use to downhill until my custom built (i built it) Intense M1 with Monster T's got stolen worth around 5-6k, Complete downer but im gonna be getting one this summer!
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I could probably help too, got jack stands(6 and 8 ton), and "air" tools once I get my co2 filled.

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swapping a suspension shouldnt take more than a day if you have all new hardware and a willingness to let me cut out the usual stubborn old bolts. so I wouldnt mind helping. I usually need a couple weeks notice when we could do it but its not a biggie. a few beers and ill be a happy camper.

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Ill definetely give you a week or 2 notice and i have no problem with cutting stuck ass bolts after all the suspension has been on the truck since 2003! Anyways ill keep ya updated and let you know when i order all the suspension which will hopefully be friday when i get paid!
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I could also help you out at my place. Biggest concer will be that the front coilover adjusting collars are not frozen. Start spraying them with pb blaster now and they should be ok though.




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and the front leaf spring bolts if youre replacing the rear also. pb blast them daily for a week or so before getting at it.

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Does anyone have some thoughts on places to get stome solid hardware for this build, i.e. new bolts and nuts for the leafs and new u-bolts that will fit the AP 3" leaf packs? Also im not sure on my shackle selection, i was thinking about the OME greaseables any 2 cents on them or the AP ones or anyothers? It always seems the closer i get to ordering this stuff the more questions i have!
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I use Ace hardware. Have also used lowes. I like ace more. u bolts I cant help. There is a local shop here that can custom build what I need.

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Any hardware store that has a 9/16 grade 8 will be good, or Oder some grease able ones from all pro.

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I was thinking about getting the greasable ones from all pro but they dont have stock length and i dont really think i need 3/4" more lift in the back with 3" leafs getting installed! But the hardware for the front leaf hangers is 9/16 and how wide?
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http://www.toyteclifts.com/

I've never had them do work for me, but I know a few folks who have and they've been pleased with the rates and quality of work, but if you have the time and resources to do it yourself, do it!

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http://www.toyteclifts.com/

I've never had them do work for me, but I know a few folks who have and they've been pleased with the rates and quality of work, but if you have the time and resources to do it yourself, do it!
They sub out their install work to Addicted and High country 4x4

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They sub out their install work to Addicted and High country 4x4
Huh, news to me, but good to know. They did installs at their shop, especially since they have their own product line, but it's been a while since I've been over there.

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Huh, news to me, but good to know. They did installs at their shop, especially since they have their own product line, but it's been a while since I've been over there.
I believe its because they dont have enough room in their shop anymore. With nistech, and starting a ford line of lifts.

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Does anyone have some thoughts on places to get stome solid hardware for this build, i.e. new bolts and nuts for the leafs and new u-bolts that will fit the AP 3" leaf packs? Also im not sure on my shackle selection, i was thinking about the OME greaseables any 2 cents on them or the AP ones or anyothers? It always seems the closer i get to ordering this stuff the more questions i have!

Honestly, your best bet will likely be a u-bolt flip and shock tabs. This will, however, require someone with a welder but would not add much time to the rear swap at all. You can run the shocks off your factory frame side mounts, then just line up and weld the new mounts to the axle accordingly. This is what I did with Chris' truck (crolision) when we did some welding on his rig (which... i still need to finish chris, trying to get a day figured out. So i'll keep you posted).
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http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/gstacoma.htm

This is a great place to get any sort of "basic" suspension components. They are based out of Oregon (my home state) which is why I went with them. Customer service has always been great and they ship without problems. If you are looking for main eye bolts or stock length shackles you can use grease with they have it at the link above.

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Allright so im about to order my parts, within the next few days, and i wanted to make sure i am getting everything i need. I always have to triple check this! i am ordering:

-AP 3" leaf kit (leafs, bushings, SS brakelines, Bilstein shocks)
-AP or OME greasable shackles
-U-Bolts
-Greasable front bolts
-Leaf Relocation plates (just incase)
-BAMF BPV braket

am i forgetting anything for my rear suspension?
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Just Bought my new 3" All Pros last night excited to get those puppies in gonna try and use the Stock schakles at first and see if it settles much then decide if i want taller or stock sized shackles. Still gotta get the U-bolts, front eye bolts and relocation plate though!
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