Toytec Lifts New BOSS Aluma Series

Toytec Lifts New BOSS Aluma Series

Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the Google Play Store!Get Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine on the App StoreRemember when you first bought your new Toyota 4x4 and got the “mod” bug? You started searching the internet for available products that would suit your needs. One of the first companies that comes up on the search –Toytec Lifts. Toytec has been providing suspension solutions for today’s Toyotas since 2004. From the humble beginnings of their Aluminum spacer kits, to the solid BOSS 2.0 platform, Toytec has grown over the years into a 1 stop shop to outfit your rig from the mild to the wild. Now offering everything from a simple suspension install to a full vehicle build to get you out there and back safely.


With this expansion it’s no surprise that Toytec would up their suspension offering to meet their customers’ needs. In walks the new BOSS Aluma Series suspension system to fill this very need. This suspension takes the BOSS line to the next level. Offered in 2.0, 2.5, and 2.5 with Resi this suspension has all the key elements to be a proven winner in performance, durability, and comfort. Here is why:

 Shock bodies are made from hard anodized aluminum for cooler operation as well as better protection from the elements.

•Adjustable from 2-3" of lift.

•Internal hydraulic valving optimized to match the 700lb rate spring for use with or without a bumper or winch. 650lb spring options are available.

•Both the 2.5 and the 2.5 Remote Resi coilovers provide increased oil volume for cooler operating temperature, providing better performance and consistency.

•Nitrogen charged design with internal floating piston to help prevent shock fading and cavitation.

•Heavy duty 19mm induction-hardened piston shaft.

•Shocks are fully rebuildable for continued use over the life of the vehicle.

I was given the opportunity to acquire one of the first sets of this suspension and run it on my 2008 Lexus GX470 last July. This set consists of the 2.5 coilovers w/Resi and 700lb springs in the front and the 2.5 smooth bodies in the rear. My GX had a BOSS 2.0 suspension on it already. My initial impression of this suspension was outstanding. But then again how often does a brand-new suspension NOT out perform a used suspension. Well the BOSS Aluma Series did not stop there.

Shortly after install I attended a GX event happening during FJ Summit in Ouray. This was my opportunity to run the suspension hard and see what it could put up with. The entire time I was there running trails the suspension never gave up. It soaked up bumps, hard hits, and an occasional floating whoop I tossed at it. And it has never quit since then. Now 9 months into its use, I just got back from a trip to Moab and it is still as smooth as ever. The balance of the valving with the spring rate is great for an all-around use vehicle. From weekend getaways to long mileage trips the BOSS Aluma Series is built to last.

I recently went out on a day trip with Hugo from Toytec Lifts and Phil Swanson to capture some content and get Hugo’s thoughts on the suspension. His 5th Gen 4 Runner also received one of the first sets of the 2.5 suspension. It replaced a prior Toytec 2.5 suspension system he had on his 4r. I asked Hugo for his honest thoughts on this line vs the old suspension and he said, “I am really impressed with the quality and performance of the new Toytec BOSS Aluma Series suspension. The ride is incredibly smooth. The aluminum shock bodies allow the shocks to work at  cooler temperatures, so you don’t sacrifice performance on or off road. Overall a great, reliable product.”

Toytec has really outdone themselves with this new line. The initial has really outdone themselves with this new line. The initial reception from customers has been nothing but positive. So, if you have just caught the “mod” bug or are considering a suspension upgrade to your current system, give BOSS Aluma Series a long look first. It very well maybe the last look you need.


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