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Converting Prerunner lift??

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Woodguy65, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Jun 10, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    Woodguy65

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    So I've been searching for a used 4wd Tundra with a quality lift already installed. Found this 2015 4wd with a BDS lift and Fox coil overs online at a dealership.

    When I asked how many inches the lift was the guy said it was "one of those Prerunner lifts". He thought it was 6" up front and 3" in back.

    I'm an old guy over 50, not my style and I think it looks stupid, I can't imagine towing with it. No offense to anyone that has it or likes it- just not my thing.

    Anyway, my question is can I bring that rear end up 3" without compromising the lift, and at what cost? I would not be doing the work myself.

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  2. Jun 10, 2017 at 9:26 AM
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    Looks like the rear is lifted with a block. For the best ride go with either add a lead or a full lead pack replacement. Either way to get another 3" you will most likely need to get longer rear shocks. If you don't want to spend money you can always add a longer shackle to get more lift but I'd recommend the first option I gave you.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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    It looks like the preload on the front coilovers has been screwed way down to give more lift. Maybe for tire clearance, not sure. You might be able to just lighten preload/unscrew the preload nut to release spring tension and bring the front down instead of lifting the rear more. If that's the case it will likely improve the ride up front with less preload and you could do it in your driveway for free.
    Otherwise I would just get shackles or put a bigger block on the rear but as @BlueBottle said if you go any higher in the rear your shocks will likely be too short.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    OK thanks for the idea's!
     
  6. Jun 10, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    Could run up to 8"over stock...
     
  8. Jun 10, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    The lift in the rear would technically be like a 3-4" lift because you aren't lifting the rear as high as the front. Appears to be a BDS 6" lift.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    FLtrucks - I wouldn't want to go over 6".

    Olsin - yes it is a BDS lift.
     

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