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Lowering the Tundra

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by not so fast 2, Aug 13, 2022.

  1. Aug 13, 2022 at 8:18 AM
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    First off Ive had this truck since new in 2000, put a Aggressive Suspension coil over setuo on it to raise the front 2.5 ", been like that since new, had the coil over rebuilt 1 time. As I am now older (much) Im wanting to lower the truck for ease of entry. Any suggestions guys??
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  2. Aug 13, 2022 at 8:22 AM
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    shifty`

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    Curious, which coilover package did you go with to lift/level? Truck looks great.

    As far as lowering goes, there's not a lot of out-of-the box kits. DJM has stuff, of course, but I'd probably go with the SOS kit. SOS is a solid vendor with a good rep, and that should have everything you need in one shot for a static drop with no bags.

    Not aware of any coilover kits readily available for a variable non-bag drop.

    *EDIT: Actually I just looked back over the kit. Looks like it doesn't include front/rear shocks until you get to the drop boxes. If you have questions, reach out to Tom @ SOS and see what advice he gives you. They have a presence on FaceBook, but you could probably call also.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM
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    There's a few options if your truck is 2WD. A good option for a levelled stockish height would be stock front springs and 2" rear lowering shackles.
    RTZ- Compatible with Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck 02-06 Rear Adjustable (1-2") Lowering Drop Shackles 2wd https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H5V7ZHY

    If you want to go further than that there is a company that makes a 3.5" front/rear drop, granted that's 3.5" lower than stock. Too low for a pickup truck in my opinion.
    https://sosperformance.com/products/tundra-racing-lowering-kit-fits-2000-2006-tundra
     
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    Yeah, that's a good point. If 4WD, it's pretty problematic to lower much more than an inch or two below stock.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    Sos performance is your best bet for lowering
     
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    Dad, I didn’t know you joined this forum!!! now you’re lowering the truck???
     
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    LOL, I join forums like this for info, some good some bad but mostly good.
    To others I just like lowered trucks and thought since Ive gotten older and my tundra doesnt see off road that I could enter/exit easier if it was lowered, still up in the air about doing it though so I thought I'd get info from these forums. Not as low as my other truck thou lol
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    You could go back to stock springs and Bilstein 4600's on the front and add the lowering shackles for the rear (usually only 3/4" or 1" of lowering) to level it out.

    If you only need to go down from the current coilover height.


    The SOS 2" front / 3.5" rear would be the next step for bolt on solutions.

    After that you may be looking at c-notching the rear frame.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2022 at 1:54 AM
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    My coil overs I assume were made by Aggressive Suspension in Anaheim Ca or at least that's where I bought them, might be out of biz now ?? they used Fox Shocks is about all I know of them. They've worked well for 22 years, remember that back then there wasn't much available for the Tundra.
    I think I will give SOS a call for what they would recommend.
    I was going to change out my truck but after seeing what they go for in todays market I decided to keep mine, only has 115,000 mi. on it and runs perfectly, got a few bumps and bruises but in very good shape!!
    Thanks Shifty
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    Me coming from the GM world, and a hardcore GM family, having had my fair share of GMT400 and GMT800 and prior, and coming into my Tundra after getting rid of my '98 C1500, I just gotta say - your red truck is exactly the stance for street I'd typically aim for. I've never been a fan of cowl hoods unless they're 100% functional, but everything else is awesome.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2022 at 3:31 PM
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    The hood is a little different than others as it comes to a point in the front but I understand your feelings about them.
    My stance was not without effort believe me, front was pretty easy as I went with QA1 coil overs adjustable,and A arms, the back was a lot more work as I had to do under bed/over frame C notch and it still bottoms on big dips , but I drive with looking ahead if you know what I mean. It rides decently for as low as it is and also being a static job.
    Its a true SS454 but I didnt go for stock look as you can see, it also has a 502HO so it motors pretty good.
    Was thinking of selling it because of my age but, then what I ask, too old to go thru this again LOL
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    Looks like the rear is already low enough.

    If you’ve had the truck since new, I’d spend the money and get a good old set of factory front coilovers and some running boards and call it a day.

    But first I’d start with an OEM grille :rofl:
     
  13. Aug 15, 2022 at 9:53 PM
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    This post just won post of the day :rofl:
     
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