Yep, I can, may take a day or two though. You can't see much, just air bags. I have the FSM PDF showing the rear air system, but it's too large to attach. I've pulled out a few pics from it I think will help, see it at the bottom of this post. I met up with Josh today and we discussed this. I'm really beginning to think this swap is much more simple than folks are making it. Also, talking to him, I realized that probably 98% of the time I'm running empty and the air bags serve no purpose. I was hoping to get an aftermarket set, but I could really spend that money somewhere else and get much more.
So, right now my parts list is:
Set of coils-I've got a set of OEM 4runner coils found, they're free so can't beat that for a mock up set. I'll eventually get a set of lift coils, OME or Toytec probably.
Spacer: I've got the rear lifted right now using the air bags, since the lift coils will be down the road I can get a 1.5" spacer for $40.
Spring seats/isolators: needed for the coils. I've priced these, $120 for the pair through an online parts store. Really hope to find them cheaper somewhere else.
Coil clips: used to hold the coil in place. Speaking with Josh, I actually think if I could get these I can bolt them in, requiring no custom work at all like I had envisioned. I've found them available here
. I'm not sure if I'd need one or two per coil.
If I can do the work, this should be very reasonable to do. I've got the FSM page showing how to remove the air bags. If those coil clips I linked to above fit, all I gotta do is pull the bags, put the coils on, and bolt on the coil clips. If I can get the conversion done with just the spacer lift, I can do the other stuff little at a time until I get the full rear kit I want. Outside of getting the springs seat, this looks like it might be able to be done for about $100. Thoughts?