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3” trd lift with aftermarket airbags

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Welderdude80, Dec 29, 2023.

  1. Dec 29, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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    Hi guys , I have a ‘23 tundra hybrid limited with airlift 5000 airbags. I’ll be installing the trd lift in the spring and I was wondering what to do with my current bags, should I shim them 2” or it doesn’t matter to not shim them. I noticed the trd kit comes with bumps tops but won’t be able to use them. Any pictures will be appreciated thanks
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    I'm interested in this answer as well. I already have the TRD lift but would like to add air bags for towing/hauling since this truck sags pretty easily.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2023 at 9:50 PM
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    BUMP. I guess maybe no one has an answer for this yet. The only issue I see is after lifting if you over flex the rear it could tear a bag but I had bags on my lifted 06 F150 and never had an issue. Worse case you might need to fab a spacer for the bottom. Another idea I had was to swap out the rear shocks for aftermarket air shocks instead of bags but it wouldn't be as good of a ride as the bilsteins.

    I'm sure you can make it work somehow. You might have to be the guinea pig and report back.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2024 at 1:45 PM
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    @Welderdude80 I took some pics and measurements of my truck with the trd lift. The distance between the frame and axle is 9½" left side and 9¼" right side, unloaded bed with ¾ fuel tank. Per air lifts install video it looks like the bags bolt on and replace the bump stop.
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    When you can report back with your measurements and pics for comparison with your bags.
     
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    Hey @Hoody ! You planning on doing this? I was looking at dobinsons springs but this seems simpler since I don't always have a load in the bed.
    Here's the squat with 2 bikes and 4 days of camping/riding gear.

    20240321_093231.jpg
     
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    Looks like you're up in the Owens Valley in my neck of the woods?

    Yes I would like to add air bags but I honestly haven't even towed my toy hauler yet with the new tundra. I can't afford an air bag kit right now anyway but I'll try towing a few times first to see how bad I need them.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2024 at 9:46 AM
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    Took this picture on the death valley side near Panamint Springs Resort. We did ride the bikes out to Lone Pine and hit some mines and then Alabama Hills. Such a great trip.

    If I do springs or bags in the rear I'll keep you updated. I feel like the rear is extremely soft and the front is a bit stiff with our set-up.
     
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    Oh yeah, I thought of death valley with all the yellow wild flowers. I'm from bishop, so I know this whole area. Tons of fun single track up here.

    I agree the rear feels very soft even with the little towing I've done with a sxs, moving my toy hauler around and just loading the bed. My in laws put an air bag/compressor kit on their 22 tundra and I'm hoping they trade it in within the next year so i can buy the kit off their truck. Please keep us updated if you do it.
     

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