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BulletProof Suspension 12" lift with fox shocks & coilovers Full review with install

I a few weeks back I pulled the trigger and purchased a BulletProof Suspension 12" lift, atlas leafs, with the optional fox rear shocks, and fox coilovers.

BulletProof Suspension 12" lift for 07+ tundra

2007-2011 Toyota Tundra 12 Lift Kit 2WD4WD

Price: $6000.00
Lift: 12" lift but only about 10/11" in the rear
Recieving Time after order placed: 4-6 weeks
Quality of product: 9/10
Instruction Clarity: 3/10
Difficulty on install at your own house with floor jacks: 8/10 (YOU WILL NEED 1 SOMETIMES 2 ADDITONAL PEOPLE TO DO THIS)

PRO's:
-The product looks great.
-Every peice was powder coated in a nice gloss black finish
-all the hardware was in seperate bags and marked where it goes
-For the "most part" everything bolted right up with minimal problems
-Rides very well. It's stiff, but allows the truck to still handle decent around corners
-Awesome lifttime warrenty on all parts
-Largest "bolt on" kit for the tundra

CON's
- It is expensive
- the directions are not very good and misleading at times (see below)
- had to fabricate two of the mounting holes on the hardware to get the item to mount to the truck, not quite a perfect fit on two of them.
- for $6000 dollars I would think a bit more assembly would come with the kit aka coilovers not assembled and those heavy duty springs are a pain in the ass to crank down with spring compressors since they DO NOT include a coilover adjustment tool.
- Tech support is meh at best. I've had a lot better


Overall I like the product and happy with the outcome. There is many things I think Bulletproof could improve on. The directions are very vauge with minimal pictures and at times misleading. For example they claim you need a 38mm socket to remove the stock hubs, INCORRECT it is a 39mm socket and at 15 dollars a socket I dont feel like buying ones I dont need. One of the holes on the differential cage did not line up with the diff and I had to drill it out to get it to fit. the cage mount had to be 1/2" steel so this was not an easy task. A few specility tools are needed such as pullers & spring compressors. Once you drop the the differential and place it in the cage, your looking at about 225/250lbs. So to bolt it back in the truck your going to need help. If your using floor jacks your going to need A LOT of wood. I had 12 10x10x2 squares of wood that we nailed 6 together to place the floor jacks on them to get the truck high enough to mount the tires. I recomend having air tools but then again with very large wrenches you could do this job too it would just take a while longer. The uniballs that mount into the upper control arm WOULD NOT FIT. Using my oven and heating the upper control arms to 550degrees and freezing the uniball using a mallot I was able to get them to slide into the upper control arm. The drive shaft will come off, but its going to fight you so make sure you have a large pry bar and hammer. The tie rods would not seat against the spindle, found out if you turn the wheels you can get them to seat when the wheels are close to lock. Lastly with the front coilovers cranked up, the rear sags. So your going to have to purchase a 2" or 3" (3 if you want a slight rake) block for the rear from rough country. They already are pre shimmed and come with longer U-bolts so no worries there. That was about $50 bucks.

Over all its a nice lift kit and damn near everyone stares when they see me show up lol. I'm happy with my purchase, just wish a few things went a long a bit easier.

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Lots of pics in my build thread in my sig

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I a few weeks back I pulled the trigger and purchased a BulletProof Suspension 12" lift, atlas leafs, with the optional fox rear shocks, and fox coilovers.

BulletProof Suspension 12" lift for 07+ tundra

2007-2011 Toyota Tundra 12 Lift Kit 2WD4WD

Price: $6000.00
Lift: 12" lift but only about 10/11" in the rear
Recieving Time after order placed: 4-6 weeks
Quality of product: 9/10
Instruction Clarity: 3/10
Difficulty on install at your own house with floor jacks: 8/10 (YOU WILL NEED 1 SOMETIMES 2 ADDITONAL PEOPLE TO DO THIS)

PRO's:
-The product looks great.
-Every peice was powder coated in a nice gloss black finish
-all the hardware was in seperate bags and marked where it goes
-For the "most part" everything bolted right up with minimal problems
-Rides very well. It's stiff, but allows the truck to still handle decent around corners
-Awesome lifttime warrenty on all parts
-Largest "bolt on" kit for the tundra

CON's
- It is expensive
- the directions are not very good and misleading at times (see below)
- had to fabricate two of the mounting holes on the hardware to get the item to mount to the truck, not quite a perfect fit on two of them.
- for $6000 dollars I would think a bit more assembly would come with the kit aka coilovers not assembled and those heavy duty springs are a pain in the ass to crank down with spring compressors since they DO NOT include a coilover adjustment tool.
- Tech support is meh at best. I've had a lot better


Overall I like the product and happy with the outcome. There is many things I think Bulletproof could improve on. The directions are very vauge with minimal pictures and at times misleading. For example they claim you need a 38mm socket to remove the stock hubs, INCORRECT it is a 39mm socket and at 15 dollars a socket I dont feel like buying ones I dont need. One of the holes on the differential cage did not line up with the diff and I had to drill it out to get it to fit. the cage mount had to be 1/2" steel so this was not an easy task. A few specility tools are needed such as pullers & spring compressors. Once you drop the the differential and place it in the cage, your looking at about 225/250lbs. So to bolt it back in the truck your going to need help. If your using floor jacks your going to need A LOT of wood. I had 12 10x10x2 squares of wood that we nailed 6 together to place the floor jacks on them to get the truck high enough to mount the tires. I recomend having air tools but then again with very large wrenches you could do this job too it would just take a while longer. The uniballs that mount into the upper control arm WOULD NOT FIT. Using my oven and heating the upper control arms to 550degrees and freezing the uniball using a mallot I was able to get them to slide into the upper control arm. The drive shaft will come off, but its going to fight you so make sure you have a large pry bar and hammer. The tie rods would not seat against the spindle, found out if you turn the wheels you can get them to seat when the wheels are close to lock. Lastly with the front coilovers cranked up, the rear sags. So your going to have to purchase a 2" or 3" (3 if you want a slight rake) block for the rear from rough country. They already are pre shimmed and come with longer U-bolts so no worries there. That was about $50 bucks.

Over all its a nice lift kit and damn near everyone stares when they see me show up lol. I'm happy with my purchase, just wish a few things went a long a bit easier.
Punch,

I know what you went through but in the end it is worth it. You can't get a better lift once you get it on your truck. Your truck looks great!! Welcome to the Bulletproof Nation!!

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That lift I-S sick, sick-thousand dollah sick. G I, you crazy. Me can love you velly long time for sick-thousand dollah U.S.

I think the coolest part is you installed it yourself. And I was complaining about my halo install


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i have the 12'' bulletproof lift and I love it! I had a shop install it but I did have a BIG issue happen today! I was turning into my dads dealership for work at full throttle and snapped two leaf spring u bolts in half!!! my rear axle went shifted and shoved one of my tires into the wheel well... lucky I was at our international dealership so I had a few techs come out and lift the rear end of my truck up with the fork lift to role the axle back into position. then I went down to a fabrication shop down the road with the broke u bolts and had them make me four new u bolts with thicker steal then the bulletproof lift kit provides. I recommend this for everyone with this kit. I could have lost my entire rear end if I had kept driving. it only cost me 60 bucks for custom u bolts to be made in about 5 min. nothing else broke thank god but it could have been really bad. that's my only issue with this lift so far. its on my s/c 2008 tundra so 5 years and only replacing some u bolts is not bad. I will contact bulletproof tomorrow to recommend larger u bolts for there kits. Im happy as well to be in the bulletproof tundra club!!! happy lifted driving everyone!

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