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May 2-9, 2019: Finally upgrading my rear suspension! (continued)

My suspension setup has finally grown up!

Took this pic to compare with a Dana 60 SAS 4Runner they had at the shop. The amount of ground clearance advantage RCLT has over a SAS setup is absolutely mind boggling.

Took it for a quick spin!!

I drove up and over this landscaping embankment which dropped me off a taller-than-normal curb and WOWWW this truck is SILKY SMOOTH! Feels like I've got like 10 psi air pressure; FINALLY no more rock hard rear leaf springs!!

As you can see the rear end sits too high and this was my fault. RST recommended I run a dual spring rate setup of 14" x 300 lb lower and 12" x 250 lb upper, but because I don't hardly carry any weight I went with a 12" x 200 lb upper and asked them to raise the lower shock mounts higher than normal. It turned out this was a bad idea because their usual shock mount location would have been just right but now this is as low as the rear goes...

I told them not to worry about it, that I still have a ton of tuning to do on the front end, and that I'll take care of it back at home :) I think it needs to come down about 2 inches, so I'll either switch to a shorter 10" x 200 lb upper or I'll have to modify and drop the lower mounts. I know an unloaded rake angle is good, but I also want to lower the front about a 1/2" too. More to come on this later-

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