Eibach Stage 1 Pro-Truck Lift Review for 4Runner

Eibach Stage 1 Pro-Truck Lift (2.75

Eibach Stage 1 Pro-Truck Lift (2.75″ Front Lift + 1″ Rear Lift) Review For the 5th Gen 4Runner

This lift kit from Eibach raises your 4Runner to 2.75″ in the front and 1″ in the rear, lifting and leveling it out from the factory “rake”.

I installed this lift kit and shared a step-by-step install a few weeks ago. I have since had had some time on and off-road to give a solid review.

If you are looking for a complete suspension lift kit that is budget-friendly from a reputable brand, consider the Eibach Stage 1 Pro-Truck Lift. This kit is made in the USA and offers a million-mile warranty.

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My Setup

  • 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium
  • 265/70R17 General Grabber ATx tires
  • Stealth Custom Series F5 wheels, 17×8.5 with -10mm offset

Before the Lift

Before installing this kit, the 4Runner had a lot of body roll on turns with the stock suspension.

It was comfortable since it was set up to be soft, but this didn’t inspire confidence in handling. With my aftermarket wheels and tires, my front tires would rub on the front bumper in reverse on hard lock. The look of the factory rake also bothered me personally.

My factory suspension had over 126,000 miles on it, so it was nearing the time to replace my suspension, anyway.

I didn’t take the stock setup off-road, mostly since it was old, and the lack of good ground clearance without a lift.

The SR5 has an open diff (not locking), so any help is nice which is another reason why I installed this suspension kit.

About the Eibach Stage 1 Lift Kit

Eibach Pro-Truck Lift Stage 1

This Eibach kit was developed specifically for the 4Runner.

I personally think the suspension has everything you’d ask for in a lift – comfort, stability, and performance. I noticed that all of the parts were very high quality as I was installing the kit.

Being in the automotive industry for quite a few years, I have seen a handful of suspension systems. And with this Eibach kit, you can tell that time and development were poured into this product.

On-Road Performance

Driving down the highway and on the back roads, I definitely noticed better handling. The solid feel and better cornering inspire confidence in every move. Now don’t get me wrong – it’s no sports car – but it handles amazing for a lifted SUV and handles the most spirited of drives with ease.

The overall ride quality is a little bit stiffer than stock, but that is to be expected for new suspension that has been valved for stiffer damping to improved handling.

Off-Road Performance

I am still newer to the off-road world, but there is a steep and rocky road in my area that I like to test anything 4×4 on.

My 4Runner always does great here, and so had my Sequoia in the past. It performed even better with this kit. It seems the rebound is much faster and more responsive on uneven terrain. After settling, ground clearance is improved over stock by 2.50-2.75 inches in the front, and 1 inch in the rear.

Again, the overall ride quality is a little bit stiffer than stock, but that is to be expected.

Alignment Notes

I had my 4Runner aligned at a Toyota dealer a few days after this install.

My camber and toe were barely off-spec – but my caster couldn’t be corrected due to the angle of the factory Upper Control Arms (UCAs). This is due to the ball joint angle and adjustability of the stock part when lifted the vehicle over 2.5 inches… A solution is to install aftermarket and adjustable UCAs. I installed JBA Off-Road HD UCAs to correct this issue.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a budget-friendly and proper suspension lift kit from a reputable brand, you can’t go wrong with the Eibach Stage 1 Pro-Truck Lift on the 5th generation Toyota 4Runner.

If this lift kit is what you’re looking for, then check out the step-by-step installation instructions.

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1 year ago

Was the rear load leveling kit something you looked into also, from Eibach?

John K
John K
3 years ago

How much stiffer than stock are the rear springs?

Example: OME states: “889 Medium load: Provides 2″ lift 30% stiffer than stock”

Any idea for these eibach?

Kevin Yang
Kevin Yang
3 years ago

I have been eye balling this kit for quite some time and they are currently out of stock. Does your rear sag over time after everything settles in? I have a C4 ladder with 2 Rota Packs and planning to get Gobi Ranger rack and I’m not quite sure how the rear will sit with all that constant weight on it. Do you have any experiences with the rear sagging or being less that the 1 inch and do you think it’ll sag from ay experiences with to much weight in the trunk?

3 years ago

I noticed you are running stock size tires with the SCS rims. I just bought new stock size Falken Wildpeaks awhile ago.. but am thinking of upgrading rims and still using the stock size tires with my Eibach Pro Lift. Is there a reason you stuck with stock size tires?

4 years ago

I installed this kit on my 2018 and couldn’t be happier with the look, performance and cost of the system, worth every penny, I think its hands down the best bang for the buck.

4 years ago

Will this work with the TRD with KDSS?

Jess Whitmore
Jess Whitmore
2 years ago

What about xreas? 19 limited

3 years ago
Reply to  Eric

yes. I have it on my ’19 TRD ORP with KDSS.

3 years ago
Reply to  MT808

Anyone have this kit find they need new uacs? I’m planing on installing it on a 19 orp with kdss and it seems hard fo track down a straight answer on keeping the stick uacs. I know eibach says it’s fine but I’ve read lots of posts from people saying otherwise.

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