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2022 Tundra TRD factory lift kit upgrade…. Any updates on when this will be available❓

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Sgakusa, Jul 23, 2022.

  1. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    I appreciate the feedback. I found it strange as well and makes the skid plate pretty much useless. The flex alone will rub the sway Bar on the plate eventually. I’ll see if any modifications can be done to the plate or I’ll just drop it. I do and plan on doing off roading in the near future. We’ll see
     
  2. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:28 AM
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    Makes sense. Even though your sway bar is exposed, you're still protecting your oil pan and transfer case with the plate.

    I might consider ordering some longer bolts for the skid plate and some nylon spacers from McMaster-Carr. Nylon - Unthreaded Spacers: https://www.mcmaster.com/spacers/unthreaded-spacers/nylon-unthreaded-spacers/. That should allow you to fashion your own skid plate drop. I guess it would depend how far you had drop it. At a certain point you'll be balancing protection vs reducing approach angle.

    As I think about it more...I'm really surprised at this. I mean, Toyota would have to assume (just common sense in my book) that a Tundra owner who is buying the TRD Factory Lift would probably also have or be purchasing the TRD Factory Skid Plate.

    Did you do the install yourself or did a dealer do it? I'm going to comb through the install instructions. I find it this very odd (& a little disappointing) if they didn't consider this in the design.
     
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    the dealership did the install on the lift. I reached out to them this morning and they said they could modify the plate so it doesn’t rub on the sway bar but still doesn’t explain why the TRD plate or sway bar was designed this way.

    Also by modifying they mean cutting into it. lol

    I combed through the install instructions yesterday and it did not mention TRD PLATE or anything. Someone else on the forum told me that their dealer said I was not compatible with the lift so they removed it.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:46 AM
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    I looked through the install instructions: On Pages 39 & 40, it gives instructions on how to modify the OE skid plates (they call them "Engine Undercovers") but it only lists instructions for the basic "Felt Type Undercover" and the "Plastic-polymer Type Undercover" in the install instructions. The instructions provide printable templates that the dealership is supposed to use in order to cut the 2 OE style "undercovers" but that means the sway bar still sits outside of the "skid plate." Since it gives no instructions for the TRD Skid Plate, I'm surprised it's not listed under the "Conflicts" section of the install instructions.

    I'll have to take a glance at the sway bar drop kit that comes with my incoming Icon suspension lift. Makes me wonder if it's going to drop the sway bar down enough to interfere with the TRD skid plate.
     
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  5. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:55 AM
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    Yeah, I did notice that and saw the template but it said engine cover. I guess you’re right because it is shaped like the plastic OEM plate that it came with.

    I agree with the conflicts section too.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:59 AM
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  7. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:40 AM
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    Well this blows as I have the TRD skids also…guess I will need to wait to see how this gets figured out.

    I wonder…”Will other aftermarket skids have this issue?”
     
  8. Sep 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    Would longer endlinks work better than sway bar drop down brackets?

    If longer endlinks to the control arms works then you could leave the sway bar mounted in its stock location….in theory.

    I’m not sure if the endlinks need to stay at its stock length for suspension geometry/functionality. But I’m assuming it’ll work just fine.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM
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    It's hard to tell just by the pics: It looks like the sway is relocated forward and not just dropped.

    But, yes...you're 100% correct, if the location remains the same then longer sway bar links should work. It would be nice to see an aftermarket option (like JKS) that offers adjustable sway bar links with quick disconnects.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2022 at 12:21 PM
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    The Official Toyota/TRD SEMA Build that showcased this kit doesn't seem to have the sway bar below the TRD Skidplate based on the below pic. I wonder if something got installed incorrectly...

    EDIT: If I had to guess, the sway bar is on backwards and needs to have the sides swapped and maybe even rotated.

    2022_Lifted_And_Accesorized_Tundra_SEMA_2021_Hi-Res_11.jpg
     
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  11. Sep 22, 2022 at 12:54 PM
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    Where did you find this photo? I’m about to take it back up there
     
  12. Sep 22, 2022 at 12:56 PM
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  13. Sep 22, 2022 at 12:59 PM
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    The more I study your photo and the one from Toyota/TRD, the swaybar has to be on wrong...
     
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  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 1:03 PM
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    I just sent them the pictures and they told
    Me to bring it in the morning. I knew something was off. I appreciate it. It was their first install so that is probably it. Gotta love this forum.
     
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    Kudos to you, sir. That's some hardnose investigative skills right there. I wish I was near my truck to confirm, but based on your photos I'd say you are 100% correct. My bad for just assuming the dealership installed this correctly. lol.
     
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    74CD7046-BC10-41F3-BEAD-04353EBED580.jpg Definitely installed incorrectly
     
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    You know...I cannot wait to hear what the final resolution is. In looking at the new bracket from the instructions, it looks like this might actually be installed correctly. It drops the swap bar quite a bit.

    The red circle is the original sway bar mounting point (or very near it). The purple area is the new block that gets installed and drops the sway bar. It looks like on the SEMA build, the sway bar is in the factory location...for whatever reason. I know the SEMA build was still considered a prototype at that point.

    upload_2022-9-22_14-12-12.jpg
     
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    Nope!
     
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    Spacer is correct. The sway bar itself is installed backwards.
     
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    @Dark would you take a photo of the front end to see what your bar looks like?
     
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    It might be installed upside down, but even if it was flipped....I don't there would be enough clearance to above the skid plate. But, again...I'm super curious how this turns out.
     
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    The angle of that Sway bar end link on the SEMA build.. Probably why they added the sway bar spacer afterwards for retail kits.

    Much better here. Looks like it installed correctly to me. Can you even take the TRD skid plate off without removing sway bar to do Oil changes? :rofl:
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    Looks like yours! Gonna check with the dealer tomorrow!
     
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    You can remove it it’s just a pain in the ass in sure. It’s pretty ridiculous if it is installed correctly honestly I’m gonna be pissed
     
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    I spoke to the Master tech that did the install and we had the truck on the lift. Went through the instructions and showed me how it was installed. It looks right per the installation. He said the photo from the press release was more of a prototype because it showed the sway bar in the same location as the stock bar. The instructions also mention to cut the OEM plastic skid plate. He’s going to modify the TRD one so it does not rub. Long story short it is not really compatible with the TRD skid plate.
     
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    I don’t think any skid plate is going to be compatible with the Trd lift/sway bar drop at the moment. Sway bar is going to drop lower than my RCI skid plate from what I see
     
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    Glad you have an answer...

    In other news, what a mess up by Toyota & TRD...

    "Hey! Buy this nice TRD Skidplate!"

    "Also, here is our official Toyota/TRD 3" Lift Kit."

    "Will it fit with your skid plate?"

    "Absolutely! No modification is necessary."

    Shows them a picture of it installed....

    "Adds note to installation instructions - 'Not compatible with TRD Skid Plate' "
     
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    Maybe that’s why it’s “incompatible” with the pro. The pro comes with the skid plate lol.
     
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    Disappointing for sure
     
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    Putting this kit in place of the Fox 2.5" would be a downgrade in shock performance.

    I'm going to see if I can send this up the chain at Toyota/TRD to see if we can get a better resolution.

    They just needed to change the sway bar end links and this matter would be solved.
     
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