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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Pat&Dave, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    Hi! So we are waiting anxiously for our brand new 2021 Tundra TRD Sport Premium in a couple of days. We want a lift kit on it but we need advice about what it needs. Hubby would want 6" but I think 4" would do. I don't want to put a strand on the truck (premature use) or have to spend thousands of dollars on that either. We already bought Fuel Vapor D560 in 20"x9 for it with a +1 offset and we want trail style tires on it (the hell with stock tires lol). Would you please help us find the right parts? Oh and I'm in Canada (Quebec). Thanks!!
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    You may have posted in the wrong section, but since your in Quebec you really need to look up the folks at Elka Suspension. They are across the River from Montreal in Boucherville and make front and rear suspension systems there. Look at their offerings before you look at any of the 6” lift kits.

    The sub forum you are on for Ekstrom also has options as well, primarily shackles and shims. (Excellent products and reputation).

    And welcome to the forum!
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    Thanks! I will! I know Elka bc I sell their shocks for ATV/UTV but I also know they are like 2 months behind on their orders right now. Appreciate it
     
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    One of the questions that needs to be answered, when making a major decision on upgrading suspension, is what kind of driving are you and/or your husband going to be doing. And, why the disparity between you and your husband on lift height? I'm sure there can be a happy medium. Oh, and welcome to the club!
     
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    Thanks! It's more a question of not modifying it too much and then have problems with premature use for me. Hubby likes the 6" look for sure. We are careful drivers and take really good care of our vehicules. We go camping all summer and the road is a bit rough to get there. We have quads and SxS we often tow to camping. Thanks for any advice!
     
  8. Jan 18, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    I think a nice moderate lift would be 4" (or shoot go in the middle with 5") with a legitimate lift kit, new coilovers, new rear shocks, leaf springs, and then also get 35 inch tires on the 20x9s... You'll be dishing out a pretty penny for what you want, but in the end it'll be worth it, also take into account you can get shims from Coachbuilder to help with Tundra lean (heavier lean towards driver side, two shims on driver side and one on pass eliminates the lean) Getting a full lift kit will also help to make sure you have all the parts you need such as a potential differential drop or carrier bearing drop.

    Stay away from block lift/leveling kits as well as spacers if you can help/afford it.

    If you're camping by yourself then you might want to look into an aftermarket front bumper that can support a winch (or maybe the winch mounts that bolt onto the factory bumper)

    Also, as for tires, what types of terrain will you be experiencing? Mud? Snow? Sand? Rocks? this is all pretty important when determining tires, let me know the terrain and I can give you some ideas.
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2021 at 10:07 PM
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    First mistake 20” rims, smaller rims give a better cushion and more traction aired down.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2021 at 4:31 AM
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    I'm taking notes! Sand and rocks since those would be April to October tires. Winter on Quebec is calling for winter tires for sure! Thanks!
     
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    There are plenty of brands of tires that can do all of that, some more common name brands to consider are:

    BFGoodrich [KM3s] (I don't recommend KO2s if you will be touching any kind of mud)
    Nitto [Ridge Grapplers, Trail Grapplers]
    Toyo Tires [Open Country M/T, Open Country R/T]
    Falken [Wildpeak A/T3W]

    These are of course just some basic suggestions from the name brand tire companies, these are all pretty aggressive, of course do your own research for your own needs!
     
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    Well the Sport Premium has stock 20" wheels so I based my choice of wheels from stock size
     
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    Just stated a few facts, if you agree sell the 20" and go to 17 or 18 before you make another mistake and purchase 20" tires. Or go on and ignore the facts.
     
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    For a beginner, I'd recommend just 18s", easier to fit and less of a headache making sure everything works
     
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    Nitto Trail Grapplers are no joke. I m running them right now.
     
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    “Or go on and ignore the facts”...

    Sorry @Pat&Dave somebody didn’t eat their Snickers bar yesterday...welcome to the forum!
     
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    Whether you go with a mild 2.5"-3" coil-over lift, or a 4"-6" spindle/block lift, there will be "issues" to deal with on both over the long haul; just different types of issues between the two variaties of lift. Both have their positives and negatives.
    Besides the type of driving that you all will be doing, cost is the other big question. The 2.5"-3" coil-over lift will cost less, then a spindle/block lift, when all is said and done.

    OK, well a couple of things: You will probably not be able to use the OEM wheels on a 5"-6" spindle/block lift as the backspacing of said OEM wheels is far too great to accommodate the newer lift spindles. You would either have to go with wheels that have more negative offset, or install some really thick wheel spacers that will push those OEM wheels further out. I personally am not comfortable with wheel spacers, but I know that many on this forum run them. Also, I'm not sure about the 2021 Tundras, but my 2018 Platinum cannot run 17" rims due to the size of the rotors/calipers. I think I can run 18's but that's as small a diameter as I can do. You will definitely want to verify this information as it pertains to your truck, if you feel you want to go with smaller diameter wheels.

    I run 20" wheels wrapped with 35x12.50 tires and a 6" Pro Comp spindle/block lift:
     
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    I have KO2s right now but man are they not good for mud, I'm planning on switching
     
  19. Jan 21, 2021 at 11:17 PM
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    You can run 17"s, you just have to be very picky about which ones, and most wheel sites don't even give you the option
     
  20. Jan 22, 2021 at 12:26 AM
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    The thickness, and the spread of the tread on the Trail Grappler eats up mud. They do howl on the highway though.
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