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Hey, guys. I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. In this video, we're gonna do a review and install of the Supreme Suspensions, 1-Inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Spacer Blocks for all 2005 and later Toyota Tacomas. Now, this kit is really for the Toyota Tacoma owner out there who hauls a lot of cargo on a routine basis, and they wanna get a little added lift for the rear end of their truck. Now, most vehicles including this Toyota Tacoma I'm standing next to come from the factory with what we call a factory-designed rake. Now, what am I talking about there? I'm talking about that slightly nose-down stance that your vehicle has, and the rear end is lifted up a little bit. Now, factories design their vehicles to have that especially pickup trucks, because people often load them up with cargo, or they attach a trailer that's gonna add weight to the rear of the truck and cause the rear end to sag. So, to prevent it from sagging too much they design in that little bit of factory rake to kind of compensate for that.Well, a lot of truck users put their trucks to work hard on a daily basis. And if you're one of those owners, and you're really weighing down your truck, kind of approaching the limits of the capacity of your vehicle, you might want this kit from Supreme Suspensions. It's gonna give you an added inch of lift to that rear end and really compensate for heavier loads. Now, while you might be able to use this kit in conjunction with a front-end lift, if what you're going after is added overall ground clearance for your truck, or maybe put on a size up and wheel size and tire for your truck, this is really more about the utilitarian aspect of it. And this kit is really designed to go to work. You've got these quality billet aluminum spacer blocks for that rear end, as well as zinc coated steel U-bolts that's gonna provide long-lasting life for your Tacoma. Now, as far as leveling kits go, this one is very competitively priced at around $125. You're gonna find that that's right in the ballpark there with other similar kits out there, but you really are getting some quality components like I've been talking about. As far as the installation goes, I would give this a solid two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, we are gonna have to lift the rear end of our truck a little bit and make sure that that's all secure.But with some basic tools that you probably have in your toolbox already, you should have no problem getting this job done in about two hours. So, let's go ahead and take a look at the tools we're gonna use and go ahead with the installation. All right, guys, the tools we're gonna use for this installation are an impact gun, 17-millimeter, 19-millimeter, and 22-mil sockets, 17-millimeter crescent wrench, and a can of penetrating oil is always nice to have on hand. All right, guys, before we get into the install, I just want to emphasize the fact that you need to safely lift the rear end of your Tacoma, make sure you have some nice sturdy jack stands underneath the frame of your truck and have your floor jack mounted right underneath the pumpkin or the center of your rear axle so you can manipulate it up and down as needed, and you'll see a little bit more on that in just a minute. Where we're gonna start is we're going to remove the lower bolt on our shock absorber. And then we're gonna move to the four bolts that hold...or the four nuts I should say that hold our U-bolts over top of our leaf springs. And it's a pretty straightforward uninstall, so let's get to it.All right, to get this bolt out, you're gonna need a 17-millimeter crescent and a 17-millimeter socket. Depending on the condition of your truck, you might wanna give it a shot of PB Blaster if you've got a lot of rust built up on there. And depending on what your shock is doing to you here, you might need to manipulate your axle up and down with your jack. But as you can see, we got our bolt out no problem. Now, at this step, you absolutely have to have your axle supported by your floor jack before you start undoing the nuts here because that's what's really holding your axle up to the leaf springs are these two U-bolts. So, to get these we're gonna use a 19-millimeter socket for the factory hardware. And again, you can see ours are pretty rusty there. We work on these trucks an awful lot. So, this kind of came right off, but you're probably gonna wanna shoot some penetrating oil on there to get yourself started. Once you get one off, go ahead and go across to the other one. I like to stick to a crossing pattern like that. It's not as important in the uninstall but when we start installing the new stuff, it is definitely more important so that you get an even fit with this bracket going up to the axle.As you can see, this bracket wants to come down so go ahead and support it with your offhand while you get the last bolt off. All right, we're gonna take our U-bolts out, they just slide up and over. Then go ahead and repeat these steps on the passenger side of your truck. And now, if you guys are doing this at home and you're manipulating your axle with a floor jack, you're gonna have both sides obviously lowering at the same time. Now, I have pole jacks here, so I'm gonna lower the driver side down just enough so we can take our brand new billet aluminum block and slide it up into place. And as you can see the pin here that's gonna go this side down, and that'll drop into a hole that's on this pedestal right here on the top of your axle. And a little knob on the underside of the leaf spring will drop right into this hole. So, I'm gonna go ahead and lower this axle gently on this side, just enough so I can get this in place. And as you can see when that drops into place that's good and secure, so we're gonna go ahead and do the same thing on the passenger side.All right, once you have your blocks in and you have your axle up, so you don't see any more daylight in between the blocks and the pedestal or the blocks and the leaf spring, go ahead and grab your new U-bolts and slide them in over the top. Now, there's a little lip up there, that's gonna kind of hold the bolt in just like that, make sure you're sliding it in like that. And that's gonna position this properly so when we bolt up that bracket again everything fits nice.All right, go ahead and grab your factory bracket and line it up here with the U-bolts. U-bolts are probably gonna be spread out a little bit towards the bottom here so you're just going to need to pinch them to get it seated. Nice thing about that is it puts a little tension on it and allows it to hang there so you don't have to hold it in place constantly. I'm gonna go ahead and get the other one started. And what you're looking to do at this point is make sure that they're kind of even, that the lengths of the U-bolts that are coming through the bracket there are more or less even. You don't want one side too long than the other. That means the bracket is not sitting flush. It might be kinked and that would not be good as you're traveling down the road. You want this to be good and tight.So, once you have that kind of cinched up, go ahead and grab the nuts and washers that come...go ahead and grab the nuts and washers that come with the kit. All right, go ahead and grab a couple of nuts and washers and just get them started on hand right now. And if you do one here, go ahead to the opposite corner. And at this point, I'm tightening up by hand so it's not super important. I just like to get in the habit of doing that, so when I just want to tighten this up with the power tool, I'm doing the same thing. It's also much nicer to work with brand new hardware, it's not all caked with rust, and things spin a lot easier. All right, so go ahead and grab your power tool and we'll tighten these up. If you haven't already noticed, guys, the hardware, the U-bolts, and the nuts that come with this kit are a lot thicker and beefier than your factory components. You're gonna have to grab a 22-mil socket to fit on these nuts. And that's the only reason I'm switching over to my pneumatic impact gun is because the only socket I have that will fit this is for my impact. So, we're going to tighten those up.I'm just doing it gently right now. Like I said, you wanna make sure it goes up evenly so you don't want to over-tighten one corner, and that's gonna make the other side pop down a little bit. So, just use some trigger control and do it nice and slow. Okay, after you get this all cinched up, go ahead and maneuver your shock into place. Depending on how much play you have in your shock absorber, you might be able to do it by hand. This is a little stubborn for me. So, what you're gonna wanna do is probably lift your axle up a little bit, just so you can get these holes to line up. And then we're gonna reuse our factory hardware. Again, go ahead and grab your 17-mil crescent and a 17-mil socket. Then you can go ahead and take care of this hardware and these steps over on the passenger side. All right, guys, that wraps up this review and install of the Supreme Suspensions 1-Inch Pro Billet Lift Kit in Black for all 2005 and later Toyota Tacomas. For all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Designed to Give an Aggressive Off-Roading Look. Lifting your Toyota Tacoma’s rear-end even by 1 inch improves its ground clearance to accommodate wider, larger tires. That’s why you should get the Supreme Suspensions 1 inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Blocks. This lift kit gives your Tacoma a sleeker and more aggressive look, perfect for off-roading, as it allows you to drive over bigger obstacles with ease.
CNC-Machined, T6 Aluminum Construction. The Supreme Suspensions 1 inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Blocks are machined from aircraft-grade T6 aluminum. This lightweight, yet durable metal makes it the perfect material for lift blocks, as they can withstand stress and extreme conditions without warping or bending. They are then finished with a hard-anodized coating, which provides protection against rust and corrosion. The kit is completed with high-grade hardware and extended OEM spec zinc-plated U-bolts.
Bolt-On, No-Weld Installation. The Supreme Suspensions 1 inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Blocks feature an easy bolt-on installation. You don’t need to weld or alter anything to make it fit. It comes with all the necessary installation hardware, and will take just around 2 hours to install. Do note that an alignment is always recommended after altering the height of your vehicle.
Limited lifetime Warranty. The Supreme Suspensions 1 inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Blocks are warrantied to be free from manufacturer and material defect for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle. Lifetime Warranty is non-transferable and proof of purchase may be requested upon redemption of warranty privileges.
Application. The Supreme Suspensions 1 inch Pro Billet Rear Lift Blocks are designed to fit all 2005-2023 Toyota Tacoma models with 6 lugs.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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