Toyota Pickup Coilover Brackets
Bolt on coilover brackets for 2wd 1979-1995 Toyota pickup trucks.
These allow for the use of a coilover shock and spring, eliminating the need for torsion bars. You gain more control over height adjustability and dampening while also significantly enhancing your ride quality.
These brackets work with QA1 shock bodies. To determine which shocks are going to work for your truck, measure your shocks at your current ride height and go from there. As a rule of thumb, if they call for an 8" spring, use a 7" so it clears the sway bars easier. For 9" use an 8" spring and so on.
You will have to run an upper control arm of some sort, we recommend our adjustable control arms. A tubular arm will also work as long as it's close to factory geometry (Not SAE arms) and allows enough room for a shock body and spring.
Production brackets will go out raw since they can also be welded to the frame, which is recommended for competition or heavy duty use. Brackets will also come with all the grade 8 hardware necessary to complete installation.
Price: $200 plus tax and shipping
Additional parts needed for install:
2 - QA1 shock bodies
2 - 2.5"id springs of your choosing (powder coated preferably)
2 - QA1 BAR305K 3" lower tbar kits (79-83)
2 - QA1 BAR355K 3.5" lower t-bar kits (84-95)
1- QA1 COM8T-102PK upper bearing mount (79-95)
QA1 7888-109 Thrust bearing kit
QA1 T114W Coilover Shock Adjusting Wrenches
Modifications: There is some trimming and cutting involved to install these brackets. The tip (approx 1/4") of the frame horn where the bump stop meets the frame (See pic with frame area circled in red). You will also need to remove the small threaded nubs on the lower control arms where the factory shock bolts in. Once these are removed the holes can be drilled to 3/8" to accept the lower tbar kit. Stock sway bars usually clear fine, aftermarket sway bars usually need the sleeves trimmed so they can be shortened.
Installation: It's super straight forward, drop the torsion bars out and remove the shocks. The old upper control arms come out and it's time to make the cuts and drill the lower control arms to 3/8 for the tbars. Install the new upper control arms loosely while you twist the brackets in to position. Install the short bolt and washer going UP through the frame horn with the lock washer and nut on top. Install the original control arms bolts, set your coilovers in with the tbars on top of the control arms and tighten everything up. That's pretty much it, off to alignment.
Disclaimer: These kits are designed for off-road competition use. Professional installation is required!