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lowering lifted tundra

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by WolfZ, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    WolfZ

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    hello - just joined the club today when i bought a 2017 tundra.
    it came with a 6" fabtech basic lift. while i love the truck the lift is a little challenging.
    any suggestions for what i can do to lower it?
    the lift has a 6" spacer. would it work if i removed the spacer and just put in an adjustable coilover set at 2"?
    (tires are 35x12.5x20)
    i really just want to lower the ride just a little 2-3" would be great.
    thanks a bunch
    here is a pic of my baby

    AT21191857-bl-d4.jpg
     
  2. Sep 22, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    831Tun

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    Welcome and Nope! Over 4" of lift requires the cross member be cut out. So, unless you're 2wd you'd have to source the cross member and have it welded back in.
     
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    The issue will be the front crossmember.
    Best bet is find someone who wants to buy your complete kit and swap their OEM or smaller lift parts to your truck, crossmember included.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    thanks guys - i appreciate the speedy responses.
    so what if i'm ok with a 4.5" lift or so.
    if i keep the front cross member cut, can i go from a 6" lift to a 4.5" lift? if so, what do i need to do that?
    (i know it seems silly, but the difference between those two inches is the difference between fitting in to the garage at work vs not)
     
  5. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    Yeah man I'd wanna park indoors too. I can't help with the drop to 4.5, I know very little about DB lifts
     
  6. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    Well after some reading on fabtechs Wes site, I don’t think you can go from their 6 in their 4.5....
     
  7. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    Though, it looks like you could go to a bds kit....
     
  8. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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  9. Sep 22, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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  10. Sep 22, 2018 at 6:02 PM
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    I think @Jsena has the 7 on his truck,
     
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  11. Sep 22, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    I personally would recommend doing the kit with the coil over but I know the price jumps on it very quickly, but with buying that kit you should be able to recoup to the price of part by selling the fabtech kit
     
  12. Sep 22, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    @GNTundra you have a bds loft right Gino?
     
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  13. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Yessir gents... Daddy has the BDS 7 . I like it!! No issues with it after 15 months.. I rotate the tires every 4K miles.. I didn’t get the Coilover set up to begin with but I do plan on getting a set... :D:spending:
     
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