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Issues after Lift upgrade/big tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by mynor213la, Aug 26, 2019.

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what issues you encounter after the lift and mud tires

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  1. Aug 26, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    mynor213la

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    Hello My Tundra family,

    i just wanted to know what issues have you experienced after doing the lift suspension upgrade and 30s, 35s mud tires.

    what are the pros and cons.

    im getting a lot of negative feedback lately.

    mynor
     
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  2. Aug 26, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    jewsNbrews

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    Depending what you want, you should be fine. Most issues are with 18+ models with tss sensors.

    17 should be good to go. Just depends what you want and how much :sawzall::welder:you're willing to do.
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    Toyokuhl

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    I lifted 3 inches, put 33.16" tires on and zero issues on my '18 cm. 35s were too big for me because i think the gain is outweighed by the work i would need to do to get them to fit
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    I originally did 7" lift and 35s on 2019 only issues were my lane departure alert was hit and miss probably because it is so much higher than stock but I never use it except to test it out because I dont need my truck to beep at me reminding me I forgot to use my blinker or when I use 2 lanes taking corners on a back country road.
    Only other problem I encountered was with the big lift my 35s looked to small so I had to go bigger now running 38s and everything still works just fine.
    But there are a few threads of people discussing there own personal issues if you look around. It seems to be case by case
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Bought a used 2014 with 26000 miles, now I'm at 71,000, the front end is starting to make a lot of creaking noises I'm sure everything needs to be re-torqued down, and I'm also pre 2017 TSS, I'm sitting on 35s 20 by 9 wheels positive 20
     
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  6. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    2014 with a 6" lift and 35's. I have 42K miles with no issues as of yet. When I need tires, ill put on the 2" adapter kit from ready lift to mske it 8" nd put on 37's
     
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  7. Aug 27, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    3 & 1/2 inch in the front and 1 & 1/2 inch in the rear (OME kit). 295/70/18 mud tires. Love the look. No issues

    Con: Uses more gas. Shop people who rotate my tires complain about how heavy tires/wheels are. I hurt my knee once and it was quite painful trying to get in the truck.
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    2018 with Pro Comp 6" lift and 35's. No issues with sensors or lane departure. No creaking. Only "issue/s" (but I knew this going in) is reduced turn radius and reduced fuel economy. If I could do it over again, I would probably go to 4" and 34's.

     
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  9. Aug 27, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Drives great no problems..
    Would do it again in heartbeat
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  10. Aug 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    Well spoken sir.

    Well equipped Toyota LANDCRUISER on 33/34s.

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  11. Aug 27, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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  12. Aug 27, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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  13. Aug 27, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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  15. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:10 AM
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    PS Coilovers with rear shackles + upper control arms.
     
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  17. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    I was into lifts and tires with the Jeeps of my youth.

    If I ever lifted a Tundra I'd consider an old man emu along the size you described.

    Most quality lifts have adjusted front spring rates to handle large bumpers and winches.

    Sounds like you found the perfect compromise. I wonder what the largest tire size stock with full flex while in a hard turn is... Hmm.
     
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  18. Aug 28, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    have 3/2 lift and 34's no issues so far except a slight rub going right
     
  19. Sep 2, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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  20. Sep 2, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    I've had Zero issues after getting lifted (3" front 1.5" rear). I went exclusively with an installer that has delt with the 2018 TSS stuff. I had excellent alignment numbers, too.

    Running BFG KO2s (35X12.5R17)
    BMC/CMC: No rubbing
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    Differential/carrier drop.
    Nitro 4.88s

    The only real adjustment was getting my tow hitch shank set up for the additional height increase

    I'd also lift it again in a heartbeat vs. being stock

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    I have a lot of noise in the front when turning, I want to upgrade my steering rack but haven't found anyone to help me decide what route is best.
    It pops and creaks every time I back out of the driveway.

     
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  25. Jan 14, 2021 at 12:32 AM
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    I doubt that the noise you are hearing is the steering "rack". Did your 6" RC lift require the crossmember cut and diff drop? I think that their older versions did not. If your kit is one of RC's older versions, than your front CV's and drive shafts are at a very steep angle. And, when turning the wheels when backing out, they are going to be very noisy. Only way to resolve that is to update your kit with a newer version that requires the crossmember cut and diff drop. But, if you really think it is the steering linkage that is making the noise, Coachbuilder makes a kit that helps a little bit, with that:
    https://shop-coachbuilder.myshopify.com/collections/coachbuilder-steering-upgrade-kits
    I have asked members if anybody has this kit installed, and I know a couple that do, but have NOT gotten any feedback on how much it helps.
     
  26. Jan 14, 2021 at 1:31 AM
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    I just did the CB poly bushing upgrade for the steering rack this past weekend and all I can say is that it gave it a "Sportier" feel to the steering. I'm interested in the benefits of upgraded tie rod kit from CB as well.
     
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