Should I lift my truck?
I was thinking about getting rid of it, then I managed to get it running decently, sold another car, and now I have some money to play with.
The suspension has been fucked since I've owned it, but never had the money to fix it.
Truck is an '89 4runner with 223xxx miles, and like all first gen 4runners, the rear leafs are flat and the ass is sagging pretty bad.
I called up Albuquerque Spring and Suspension and they quoted me $540 to re-arch, add a leaf, replace all four shocks, and the swaybar end links.
Then I did some research and found this:
1986-1989 4Runner 2" Lift Kit | WabFab Off Road
It's a 2" lift that uses ball joint spacers up front, and a rear add a leaf. With 4 extended shocks (unmarked Pro Comps), it would set me back $409. If I did the labor myself, it would save me quite a bit of money, but I would still be short on the new SB end links, which should be pretty easy to source, but havn't found a nice (urethan/heim, quick disconnect) set for my year, and I would still need a re-arch as well.
Other consideration is that I will most likely never run larger than a 31 x 10.5 x 15, so the lift would really just give me some extra room for articulation at that size, and some snow pack clearance.
Here is the turd in question, I'm parked on a slight grade, so the sagging is kinda hard to see, in the rear shot you make notice that the PS leaf pack is quite a bit flatter than the left, making the whole truck sit cock-eyed: