I was contracted to do a 4" RCD lift, plus sliders on this nice 2010 Tacoma. The customer, David Morowitz, had only driven the truck from Ohio, so it had almost no miles on it. He had decided to use the RCD front drop down lift and instead of using the RCD 4" blocks for the rear, opted for the All Pro rear leaf springs.
Pictures are in order of install.
Sliders were located and tacked in place. Additional welds were placed on all the frame tubing to slider joints, then the frame was marked by simply painting over the mounting points. The sliders were then popped loose from the frame, final welded and then sent to be powder coated.
These were All Pro rear springs with a U bolt flip kit. The shocks were Bilsteins.
The Yota factory folks who assembled the rig had torqued the spring bolts in excess of 200 pounds. I managed to break the bolts loose using a bottle jack under the breaker bar. There was so much torque on them that the jack actually lifted the truck off the jack stand before the bolts broke loose. This was true on all the spring bolts. Inversely, the torque on the wheel lug nuts was only around 60 pounds....
The design on the flip kit upper plate for the bump stop had been changed and no longer needed the nut as the bolts holding this down now threaded directly into the plate. Well, the hole may very well have been tapped, but they didn't change the bolt length, so the bolts bottomed out before they got tight. No big deal as a couple of washers sorted that out. One of the new U bolts had the threads boogered up and needed a little TLC before a nut would go on. One of the holes in the flip plate also had the threads a little messed up and that had to be doctored a bit. ( I ran into this with about 4 other holes on both the RCD and All Pro products, so this is something to keep in mind)
The supplied RCD emergency brake relocator drop down brackets had to be tweaked a little to clear the springs, but no big deal here, either. In other words, a basic slider and spring install with only the standard issues. Here are the pictures: