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Want to share my install for this kits to my 2000 Tundra. Kit # 2245. It wasn't as hard as I feared. Once you get the rear end up and SECURE, I could see the final 'picture' as to how they would fit. Most Important - Have the rear end properly secured. Lift both sides at the same time vs doing one side, lowering it and doing the other side. The drivers side will be a bit more tricky than the passengers side. At least, it was on mine. There where 3 lines (brake lines?) that were right behind where I had to drill the holes in the frame. See photos as to what I did.
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How have they worked out for you? Give us a shakedown report.

Good visual documentation.

Several members here swear by them. I've considered them but added an overload leaf instead which seems to work well enough for my infrequent heavy hauling.
 

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Great write up,
My lower bracket where the carriage bolts clamp onto eventually broke away with my offroading. So now I have long as in long carriage bolts that ride/guide along the leaf springs with no bottom clamp and that allows things to flex better. For the tubing protection I used 1/4" split loom over them. Then I made a hinged license plate and mounted my trailer receptical and the air fill in that location.
 

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They have worked good with the loads I put on the truck. One of the valves 'stuck' open and thought I had a leak or a hole in the bag and had to correct that. They do make your truck's suspension ride stiffer. I have placed my little air pump, used for air mattresses, in the cab to use after I load truck. Works fine and doesn't take much at all to raise the bed. I feel I have more piece of mind knowing I have them with any heavy loads.
 

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Great write up,
My lower bracket where the carriage bolts clamp onto eventually broke away with my offroading. So now I have long as in long carriage bolts that ride/guide along the leaf springs with no bottom clamp and that allows things to flex better. For the tubing protection I used 1/4" split loom over them. Then I made a hinged license plate and mounted my trailer receptical and the air fill in that location.
I realize you posted this a long time ago, but do you have any pics of your setup? So your bottom bracket is basically floating, and not connected (bolted to the leafs)? Sounds like you've eliminated the need to buy those ~$70 daystar cradles..
 

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Well lets see if this will attach.



As you can see the bolts have taken a beating but kept on ticking. Daystars would be great in my opinion for a street rig that never experiences gravel and debri that can collect in the daystars.


 
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