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Factory TRD lift/sway bar drop…

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by mcahoon, Sep 21, 2023.

  1. Sep 21, 2023 at 9:12 AM
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    mcahoon

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    Just bought a 24 limited crew TRD OR that has the TRD lift kit from factory. Has the sway bar drop just like the added lift does. I’ve read all the post till I’m sick over the rub. I’m wanting to put 295/65r20 on it. Do not want to do spacers. I’d consider removing sway bar brackets and raising it back up if tires rub once I get it home and tires installed. Any of you removed drop brackets to make tires fit? What are real world pros and cons to doing this? I don’t want to screw up a brand new $80,000 truck. Plenty of people say it will work, but can’t get a real answer on possible damage it will do by putting sway bar back to normal truck spot. Would like to be able to remove sway bar brackets to be able to put TRD skid plate on as well.
     
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  2. Sep 21, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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    Your Limited Tundra is $80k?

    Lol sorry just had to mention it.

    Congrats, and welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. Sep 21, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    Haha, by the time I write a check for truck, tires and tax it will be!!! Thanks, ready to pick it up! The TRD package and the lift on top of a loaded up limited ain’t cheap
     
  4. Sep 21, 2023 at 12:23 PM
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  5. Sep 21, 2023 at 1:25 PM
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    Just a heads up, it’s now installed from the factory. I just bought one with it from the factory! Was allocated and in build phase when I bought it. It was backed off the truck at dealer yesterday with lift.
     
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    My bad, I had no idea they were doing that at the factory level now, is that a new option for 2024 @ryanwgregg ?
     
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  7. Sep 21, 2023 at 11:57 PM
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    I’m trying to figure out what if anything it would do if I removed the sway bar drop brackets to raise it back up. I know there is a reason they dropped them, but I really don’t want anything rubbing and would like to put a real skid plate on. If anyone knows additional areas it might cause to raise the sway bar back up, please let me know! Thanks!
     
  8. Sep 22, 2023 at 2:03 AM
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    I removed trd spacers and replaced with smaller icon spacer, then custom cut skid plate spacer to fit skid plate over sway bar.
     
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  9. Sep 23, 2023 at 3:42 PM
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    My icon sway bar drop kit came with spacers for the skid plate. Or at least the shop said they did.
     
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    Keep sway bar dropped as is, fabricate spacers for skid plate to fit. This ain't rocket science.

    Proper wheel backspacing is required to avoid rub on larger tires. There's probably a thread somewhere.

    When all else fails, :sawzall:
     
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    I just took the whole sway bar off, mounts and all. ‍♂️
     
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  12. Sep 23, 2023 at 9:52 PM
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    I’ve installed a few of these lifts. Even with larger tires I haven’t had issues with sway bar rub :confused:
     
  13. Sep 23, 2023 at 10:12 PM
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    I wonder why so many people on the Facebook group says at full lock with 295/285 rubs? What would be the negative of removing sway bar drop brackets, if just for ease of putting skid plate on?
     
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    What exactly is the problem here?
     
  15. Sep 23, 2023 at 10:46 PM
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    I really don’t know how else to explain it different than what I did on the first post. Lots of people have stated 285/295’s rub the sway bar on the TRD lift. I’d like to avoid that. Trying to find out if removing the sway bar drop brackets and raising the sway bar up 2inches will make a negative difference in stress on anything. You either know what I’m asking or you don’t! Don’t know how to make it any clearer.
     
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    I haven’t, have not picked truck up yet. Out of country and picking it up next week. Thanks for the pic! I’m just going off what others have said.
     
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    The issue would be the extreme angle the sway bar would be at without the brackets. You’d be better off just removing the whole bar honestly. The sway bar would end up binding at the angle it would be for the thing to reach the links
     
  18. Sep 24, 2023 at 8:03 AM
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    That’s what I figured, there are lots of guys that have added the TRD lift and removed or didn’t add the spacers. Guess they will find out the hard way at some point! Thanks
     
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    I have a 23 Limited TRD off road with dealer-installed TRD lift kit on285/ 65 BFG KO2 stock rims and at full lock right turn driver side will hit the swaybar.
     
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    I’ve never had a truck that did that, but I’m guessing from everyone else that’s just not an issue?
     
  21. Sep 25, 2023 at 12:07 AM
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    Zeus, care to post a few pics of truck with 285’s? Thanks
     
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    They will definitely rub. I was about to get tires for my TRD Sport 20s when they do the lift but with all the rubbing issues I bagged that idea.

    Bought 35x12.5x18s BFGs and 18x9 Fuels with a 20+ offset.

    There will be no rubbing issues. The Toyota factory wheels have a +55/+60 offsets I believe. (Might be a bit off) But they will rub.
     
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    Thanks, I’m gonna throw some 285/65r20’s on the TRD wheels with the factory lift and see what happens. My off-roading will be gravel roads, muddy roads, etc. nothing extreme. If it looks like it might be an issue I’ll consider some different rims. Hoping between myself and a trusty mechanic, we can make a few adjustments here and there to make it work.
     
  24. Sep 25, 2023 at 8:12 AM
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    They are sharp with 37’s, just hesitant to start chopping on a brand new truck! I’d raise the sway bar to fit 35’s if I good get a real answer on possible issues. That’s about as far as I think I can go!
     
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    Get lower offset wheels. Spent 1k instead of screwing up ur suspension geometry. You are already in 80k.
     
  26. Dec 16, 2023 at 6:44 PM
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    How did the 285/65R/20 work out? Any rubbing on the sway bar? I’m having the dealership put those same size tires on when they come in as the 35/12.5/20’s rubbed off the lot. Did you make any adjustments to sway bar position if so?
     
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    Just wanted to give some information from my experience. 285/65r20 is about 34.6 inch diameter and obviously 285mm wide. I have the trd lift kit on my platinum. My wheel specs are the trd pro wheel and 285/75r18 which is a diameter of 34.8mm. I believe the trd pro wheels have a slightly less offset than the 20" wheels (somewhere around +45 vs +55 or 60) which should help me but I am getting rubbing with my tires om the sway bar. Looks like a lot of people running this tire size or similar are running aftermarket wheels with an offset of around +18.
     
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    I went with 35x11.50. Had a very very slight rub so I removed the sway bar drop brackets. Zero rub or issues at all. Just over 5,000 miles now on and off road.
     
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    Any idea if removing the front sway bar brackets voids any warranty?
     
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    Any issue with suspension travel by putting sway bar in its factory location? Do you have the TRD skid plate? Did it tuck nicely under if so?
     

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