The clearance issues are no joke on little Toyotas. Packaging is a challenge fer shur.
I have around 1/8” clearance on damn near everything on this truck:
wastegate actuator to cage—1/8”
Steering box u-joint to a-arm tabs—0.090”
Coil to steering shaft—3/16”
Steering shaft to turbo—3/16”
Tierod to pitman arm—still looks like it might hit... dangit...
Rear of lower arm to frame—1/8”
Time: 8 hours
Beers: 7 or 8? Coors light, Franziskaner weissbier
Lunch: German food
Music: Maiden, Offspring, Sepultura, Metallica, Slayer, Pantera
Times that I stuck the filler rod DIRECTLY onto the tungsten: 3
Blistered burns on my fingers: 3
Steering column install/removal count: 4
Done with the difficult side:
Finished the top frame plating on the easier side:
I guess the anti-dive is more of a nuisance than anything in the dirt. Plus the wonky caster changes it leads to. On a ranger at least, it leads to negative caster at full droop. I'm guessing the Toyotas probably aren't too different.