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Leveling 2007 Limited

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SteveAnimal, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Mar 31, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    SteveAnimal

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    Good day, all. New guy here. I've read through the forums before and thought it was time to join up.

    I have a stock black 07 Limited double cab and I'm finally in a position to start making some mods to it. I love this truck but I want to make it my own. The first thing I want to do is lower the back of the truck so it sits level. I don't haul a lot of really heavy stuff or tow at this point so that isn't a concern.

    Has anyone done this and if so, what kit did you use? I found this from S.O.S Performance but wanted to see if there are other options out there.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 31, 2016 at 6:05 AM
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  3. Mar 31, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    Thanks. I'm hoping for something a little less expensive and I only want to drop the rear to level it out.

    Sweet looking truck!
     
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  4. Mar 31, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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    Thanks for the complement.

    Where I live, most people lift their truck. The road condition here is atrocious. Lowered truck is not very functional. You guys must have better roads.
     
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  5. Mar 31, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    Hmm your talking about lowering the rear ~1.5-2" to get level. Not sure how to achieve lower besides flipping the axle over the leaf springs which would put it too low for what you are wanting.
    Shorter shackles maybe but that would not be good for ride. Not sure if you can physically go smaller either.
     
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    Just watched the video on SOS Performance. Looks like that is what you would have to do; change the axle over the leaf springs.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    Thanks, guys.

    @chphilo I don't want to lower it that much, not looking for the low-rider look :cool:

    @csuviper Yeah, I think that's my best route. I was hoping to get away with a little less expensive but it seems to be worth the money. Or maybe I'm just a cheap-ass :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Did you end up with the SOS kit ?
     
  9. Mar 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    The usual approach is to slightly raise the front rather than to lower the back. You could just throw on a couple of Bilstein 5100s at the middle height setting. That won't hurt your ride quality measurably, and you won't be compromising the tow/haul capability.

    Of course I'm just being polite. Lowering a perfectly good truck is just cray cray, IMO
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    Hahaha the amount of "nay sayers" out there that hate on lowered tundras is hilarious! Especially when they try to say that it's impractical to lower a tundra. Lowering can do many practical things. Lower the centre of gravity, increasing handling. A lower tail gate makes loading and unloading easier.
     
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  11. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    For short people...sure. :D:D:D
     
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  12. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    Nay! I say Nay :)
     
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  13. Mar 27, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    With you on that.

    You pull in the wrong parking lot and have to go around the block to pull in the right one......or jump the curb.....which would you want then? A lowered tundra or a lifted tundra?
    Practical win to the lift!
     
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  14. Mar 27, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Lowering??? Check out/call Summit.com
     
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    So you need a lifted truck to hop a curb ? Besides the OP, like me, is just looking good for a way to eliminate the rake by lowering the rear end down 2". Dropping 2" in the ass end won't prevent you from hopping curbs or speed bumps.
     
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    A big ass curb... yes it will :p:p:p
     
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    Back to my question. Steve Animal.. did you get the SOS rear lowering kit ?
     
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    Lowering it can go so many ways! Low follar to high dollar! If your not looking to be a speed racer some drop shackles will suffice!
    :thumbsup: IMO
     
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    Drop shackles would take work on the tundra... OEM are already as short as they can get
     
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    Op hasn't been on in a year.
     
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    @Seanson your a bad influence :D
    Oh well maybe OP is real quiet lol!!

    :threadjacked:
     
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    ROLLIN DEEP NOW! :anonymous:
     
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    Thank Gawd that trend has passed
     
  25. Apr 5, 2017 at 6:35 AM
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    I wish op would of followed up on this. Thinking about lowering my truck too..
     
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