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22 Tundra TRD Suspension Lift Kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by gr8fasushi, Sep 11, 2022.

  1. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:19 PM
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    $3200 is the kit including install? I got quoted $5000 from one dealer and $5400 from anoher here in Sothern California.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:29 PM
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    The $3200 was just the labor for the install. I already have the kit. I called at least 6-8 dealers today some of which never called me back. Some of them acted like they had no idea what I was talking about or requesting a quote for. Out of my actual responses, the labor quotes ranged from 4000 - $1860 at Toyota dealers and one from a lift shop for good measure at $1225. I intend to pay the higher dealer price in the event that I have issues in the future.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:31 PM
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    Sounds like my $5000 quote is reasonable then... I think I'll go for it.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:45 PM
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    I paid $2054 for the kit and with $1860 for labor will have me all in at $3914.
     
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  5. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:47 PM
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    I haven't had any luck here in SoCal for a good price like that
     
  6. Nov 30, 2023 at 4:54 PM
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    SoCal is definitely more expensive than here in GA. I purchased the lift when Toyota had the Black Friday discount and picked up from the closest dealer that was available with the discount. I called every dealer within an hour or two from my location in an attempt to get the best labor price that I could find. Good luck with finding a deal that you can live with.
     
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  7. Dec 1, 2023 at 8:15 AM
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    Denver, CO here. If anyone is looking to have any 2nd and 3rd Gen Tundra Lifted, then reach out to me for a quote.

    I am a mobile mechanic in the Denver area that specializes in lifting the Tundra's (2nd and 3rd Gens), Sequoia's, Tacoma's (2nd and 3rd gens), 4Runner's (4th and 5th Gens), GX's (460 & 470). Plus I can do some other work like brakes, sliders, skids, CV axles, Front Wheel bearings..ect

    Pics of my work can be seen on my Instagram page at "Jfriday123" I work on the same vehicles over and over doing the same type of work. I have worked with almost all brands of suspension for lifts.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2023 at 5:39 PM
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    I bought the westcott kit with the trd lift shocks. Uses their preload with stock off road springs. Requires red axles but seems to be a much cheaper alternative. Will report back once it ships.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2023 at 8:24 AM
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    Same issue here. Did you get an answer?
     
  10. Dec 6, 2023 at 8:58 AM
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    Not sure how far south you are, but I bought the parts during the black Friday sale for $1940+tax from Lancaster Toyota. Their normal parts price is still a deal at $2500. They quoted me $1400 labor for install and alignment. I have to drive 3 hrs south to get this done but that's the best price I could find.

    My only local dealer wanted almost $6k for parts/ labor and they wouldn't do the install unless I buy the parts from them for $3k.
     
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  11. Dec 6, 2023 at 5:45 PM
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    Just that the package didn't come with the TRD skid. I didn't feel like making an issue of it as it made installing the cat shield easier.
     
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  12. Dec 7, 2023 at 8:50 AM
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    Nothing Yet.. well OEM Tonneau Cover
    Hey All, I've been stalking the thread for a bit and finally am posting. I have a 2022 TRD Off Road Lunar that I picked up used and is currently sitting stock suspension on 295/70/18. I was able to snag the TRD kit for 2k so it was hard to pass up. Currently shopping installs (dealer vs 3rd party) I do have a couple questions though. I feel I have a decent baseline knowledge but am pretty new to this suspension upgrade stuff so thanks for the help!

    1.) Does anyone tow with the kit, and if so how's it feel / any input? should I get a different rear spring?

    2.) It looks like some trucks sit higher than others? I assume this has to do with the clips on the front struts. As I read the install manual it says to put it on the lower for non hybrid. Originally I liked the Dobinsons 2" / 1" kit but the price was hard to pass up. I'm trying to get input on how they were installed and if you see much of difference with the 2 clip positions.

    Cheers all and thanks again for the help. stoked to be here!
     
  13. Dec 7, 2023 at 6:36 PM
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    Speedo calibration is not something that can be done, even in Techstream or GTS+...

    There are steps in the TRD 3-inch Suspension Lift Kit instructions to change certain measurements...

    The two that are called out....Camera Height Value & Radar Height Value...all related to PCS...
     
  14. Dec 7, 2023 at 6:43 PM
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    Requires setting up a diagram of points, etc to calibration everything...quite the thing to setup...probably a good hour just to make sure the measurements are correct on the diagram, etc.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2023 at 3:41 AM
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    I heard a similar time from the dealership that did my TRD lift, 1/2 day. It was also their first one. I never did it though but should.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2023 at 6:45 AM
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    Here in southeast Wisconsin, non of the dealers have installed the TRD OEM kit yet. The quote to install the kit is for 22 hrs of labor, at $185 hr. Plus anything else that they will run into. I read the instructions and it is a lengthy install with the sensor calibration. I would be weary of anyone getting a low quote because it is a complicated lift with this truck that includes sensor calibration. Additionally, if you go outside of your factory recommended tires, you can forget your warranty coverage. Not that thats a deal breaker but thats what will happen. So, for a cheaper alternative to the labor costs is to find an installer that has installed these kits thus reducing install time or a cheaper labor rate.

    On another note , and maybe someone here has the answer to this, installing 2” or lower kit does not involve changing UCA’s, and longer axles. Not sure of that yet. So a 2” lift up front and 1” in back can be a a great option if all you have to do is install a kit like the Dobinson 2/1 kit. Coil overs and coils in the rear.
     
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  17. Dec 9, 2023 at 7:02 AM
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    2.5” is the max for those with Black Axles.

    UCA is fine up to 3”.

    1” in the rear before a panhard/track bar is needed.
     
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    As a note, with the TRD Lift Kit, I am getting rubbing on the front sway bar with 285/65R20 on TRD 20" wheels (from the TRD Off Road package). The rubbing seems to be only when the steering is locked either right or left, although left is more pronounced. I have the stock front sway bar. I'm curious if the TRD sway bar, which is solid vs. stock hollow, is slightly less in diameter, which may solve my problem.

    Also, if you have the TRD skid plate, it will not fit after the sway bar is lowered via adapters in the lift kit. Which will work with the skid plate. As a work around, does anyone know if removing the sway bar adapters impacts the suspension, alignment, etc.?
     
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  19. Dec 11, 2023 at 12:24 PM
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    Dang i was looking at running the 285/65/20 on my trd lift on TRD wheels aswell. Would rather not run spacers on it.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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    Are these all pre tax numbers? My dealer said $4500 +tax now
     
  21. Dec 11, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    I got my lift for 2.2K on Toyota during BF sale & a toyota contracted offroad shop to install mines for $900 + $94.99 alignment in Houston TX. (Prices includes tax/cash price)

    BTW you wont get the 3years warranty unless the lift was purchased time of vehicle or it came with vehicle FYI. Was verified by a Toyota Service Rep from my research.
     
  22. Dec 11, 2023 at 1:25 PM
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    Yes the $1940 for the lift kit was pre tax, came out to $2140 after taxes. But again that was the black Friday deal, now it's back to around $2500 +tax. You can go to the Toyota parts web site and keep switching dealers (that participate) to see their price on the kit, that's how I found Lancaster to be the cheapest within reasonable distance to me.

    Not sure on the labor, they quoted me $1400 total for labor, alignment, re-calibration. Taxes would be about +$150 on the labor if it's not included. Worse case scenario I think I'm looking at $3700 ish total.
     
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    @Hoody thanks for the info. It's too late for me I dropped off the truck with the dealer already but I let them know Lancaster was doing it for about $3800ish. They said they'll try to work something out for me. If all goes smoothly I should have the truck back Thursday. They're checking out a camera issue as well. My bed camera stopped working and I lost all my grid lines and guide lines on every camera view.
     
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    According to the few dealers I've talked to they all said the lift kit, suspension parts, or anything effected by the lift is covered under the factory 3 yr warranty as long as its installed by a Toyota dealer. Not sure if that means by the installing dealer only or what but they assured everything is still under warranty. That's the only reason I'm not just using a local suspension shop or doing it myself.
     
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    Right on man, congrats. Report back with pics and review of any ride quality change.
     
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    @Hoody I just noticed we have the same truck. What great taste you have.
     
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    Yea lots of different info out there. Not sure who to believe but for a substantial savings I could always buy another TRD lift kit over what dealers are wanting.
     
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    It's the standard 1 year warranty if installed after purchase. If the lift kit is installed at the factory or at the time of purchase (which is what I did) then it's covered by any warranty sold with the truck. That means the standard 3 yr warranty AND any extended warranty you purchased. I verified this when I purchased my Tundra a month ago. As far as installation costs, it was right about $1500. I did have to pay that on top of the kit since it wasn't a factory installed option. Also, be cautious of the dealer you choose, not all of them have done or will do the install.

    I do have all the components removed during the Lift Kit install, including TRD Off Road components, if any one is interested.
     
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    I got my lift... but now I've got some problems I need to resolve.
    Before I got my lift installed I already had 285/75R18 Falken Wildpeak tires on the tundra BBS Pro rims on my truck. They fit fine and I didn't have any rubbing on my usual driving.
    Now that I have the TRD lift kit the tires rub the sway bar at full lock.
    The dealership also had to disable the pre collision sensor (PCS) because my overall lift in front including tires was over 4 inches and per Toyota's specs, they aren't able to calibrate it.

    So now I have a sweet lift but they took away PCS which also takes away radar cruise control. I'm going to throw 275/65R20 Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus on my stock 20" platinum wheels and get the dealership to re-enable PCS and radar cruise control. And hopefully that get's rid of the rub. I might end up selling the PRO wheels with the 285/75R18 Falken Wildpeaks....
     
  30. Dec 16, 2023 at 1:47 PM
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    It seems pretty common to get rubbing with the stock wheels and bigger tires. I think the trick is aftermarket wheels with positive offset but less than stock, like a +18, or spacers for stock tires. @boomtime I would try some wheel spacers first before getting new tires.

    I also have a story about taking my truck in for the lift install to Lancaster, CA Toyota. I bought the kit during the BF sale for $2140 OTD from Lancaster, even though they are 3 hrs away but were the closest that I could ship the kit to and cheapest I could find near me. They gave me a $1400 OTD quote for labor and said it was a 7-8 hr job and could be done in one day. I also double and triple checked with them on the labor quote since it was so much cheaper than anywhere else I've found.

    So this past Thursday I woke up at 4 am to get the truck down to the dealer by 730-8 and dropped the truck off. Got a call about an hour later and they said they fucked up and wasted my time. Apparently they quoted me for the Tacoma TRD lift install not the Tundra, which is 14 hours labor, takes them 2 days and is $1000 more than my quote. They wanted $2400 for labor and needed it for 2 days and they don't have a spring compressor so they have to take the front springs to a shop to get them done. I was pretty bummed I couldn't get the lift done that day but at least I picked up the parts and have them. So in hindsight, @boomtime your $4500 quote seems pretty spot on and not a bad deal for Cali.

    I talked to another dealer that's only 2 hours away and they quoted me $2100 and 2 days. The dealer in Lancaster was also wrong when they told me I still get the 3 year factory warranty, it is only the 1 year for the suspension parts unless done as part of the purchase. @Bailey1794 and @cconard y'all are correct on the warranty info.

    Now I am trying to decide if I should save the $2k for wheels/tires and install it myself and just have a dealer do alignment/re-calibration; or bite the bullet and do the $2100 for a dealer to install it to get the 1 year warranty coverage.

    Does anyone know if installing the TRD lift kit yourself changes anything with the warranty or what the coverage is doing it yourself?
     
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