1-1/2″ Spring Lift Kit with Shocks – Gen 3

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)


Northwoods Performance suspension system provides increased ride height with tuned spring to dramatically improve street and trail performance. On the street, your RAV will eat the corners and have greatly reduced braking dive. On the trail, you will eat up the potholes and dips without bottoming out, even when loaded with coolers, dogs, and gear. All without being too harsh for your daily commute. We offer our full kits with fully assembled front struts, with a number of shock packages:
• STANDARD KIT-KYB Excel G front struts , Monroe OE Spectrum rear shocks
• SHOCK UPGRADE KIT-KYB Excel G front struts, Bilstein B4 rear shocks
• PERFORMANCE UPGRADE KIT- Bilstein B4 front struts, Bilstein B4 rear shocks
• OFF ROAD UPGRADE KIT-Bilstein B6 Front Struts, Bilstein B6 Rear Shocks

NOTICE: Performance Upgrade and Off Road Package not available due to Bilstein B4 and B6 strut unavailability. Estimated availability January 2021. KYB struts and Monroe shock kits are in stock, and B4 and B6 shocks available for upgrades.  Contact us for more information.

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  • 1-1/2″ Suspension Lift
  • Kit includes:
    • Rear springs with performance tuned spring rate
    • Rear Shocks: Monroe OESpectrum, Bilstein B-4, Bilstein B-6
    • Front springs with performance tuned spring rate installed on KYB Excel-G struts, Bilstein B-4 Struts, or Bilstein B-6 Struts with front lift spacers and sway bar link brackets
    • All required hardware
    • Full Installation Instructions

Additional information

Weight 74 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 13 × 13 in

Standard, Shock Upgrade, Performance Upgrade, Off Road Upgrade

Estimated Installation Time: 5-8 hours
Download Front Coil Spring Installation Instructions
Download Rear Coil Spring Installation Instructions

2 reviews for 1-1/2″ Spring Lift Kit with Shocks – Gen 3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Good even gentlemen.

    I had the pleasure of installing the kit today with another hobbyist mechanic.

    First off, props to Nathan at Northwoods. He took great care of me throughout the buying process. I was a pain in the ass when purchasing due to a split payment.
    He answered all my stupid questions personally.

    The install went great at first using a compressor and air tools.
    We swapped the front struts/springs with no issues. It took us 2 hours for both sides with a rain/thunderstorm delay.

    The hassle came when removing the lower A arm bolt on the rear passenger side to do the spring.
    We had a hell of a time getting that last bolt out.
    She was seized up pretty bad. No amount of penetrating oil helped. We ended up using a riveter to hammer it out after all attempts failed.
    The bolt was still in great shape after that, so we reused it.

    The top shock mount that gives people nightmares went super smooth for us. Using a box end 17mm and ratcheting 17mm box end, it broke free quickly.

    The rear driver’s side went smooth once we knew what we needed to do.

    The lift looks great and the Rav4 handles better on road with the Bilsteins.
    I’ll report back once my new tires are fitted and an alignment is completed.

    Don’t hesitate to buy this if you’re looking for a reasonable lift.

  2. Ben H.

    The suspension kit is on the RAV here in Rwanda. Because the farm here is seriously rural about 40 miles off of the pavement, in tough, tough roads. In the states we farm in the blue mountains in Oregon, and are 40 miles from the nearest grocery store, so we know tough roads, and nothing we run on in Idaho and Oregon is tougher than what we face every day in Rwanda. We almost exclusively run 70 series Land Cruisers, or Nissan Patrols. We tried a RAV once before with poor results. This suspension it made this RAV a different rig, it handled going to the farm, and handles more positively on black top too. The ride is firm, but not too much. First impression is awesome. We might get another RAV just because of the fuel economy advantage. Nice job. Thanks a lot

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