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Making the right decision

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Evigil, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    Evigil

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    Sup guys,
    Here's my lady as she sits now stock and in all her glory, 2015 silver sky platinum.
    So I've been researching, reading and trying to learn as much info before making my decision on what to do.
    I would like to lift/ level (3/1) add fender flares and tires with a slight offset with abviously thicker/bigger tires. The only problem I foresee happening is ride quality, rubbing and hacking, modifying skid plate and plastic pieces to make tires fit. <---This I don't want to do.
    Figured I'd post this question and hope I can pick your vast knowledge to get the right info as to what I can and should do. What is the right set up (lift height, tire and wheel size) to achieve what I want?

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  2. May 10, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Look at @matluth's build in the 2nd gen builds forum, his sounds pretty close to what you want to do. To get what you want, you're likely going to have to accept the foregone conclusion of needing to trim and massage some plastic, along with maybe a CMC. That ain't nothin but a thang man. And generally if you do a 3/1 with coilovers, in all likelihood you'll have a better ride than stock.
     
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  3. May 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Coilovers will increase ride quality in most cases....offset of the wheels will determine how much cutting you'll have to do with bigger tires.

    Honestly, cutting and trimming really isn't going to affect anything on your truck as far as performance or safety wise. Ain't no thang but a chicken wang!
     
  4. May 10, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    TTU19

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    I'm in the same boat. I've gone back and forth on several lift options as well as wheel offset. I have the flares and not sure if I should for +1 or -12.
     
  5. May 10, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    Here's the formula that worked for me.

    - Bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners.
    - Fronts on top setting.
    - Two ⅜" shims on each side in the front.
    - +2 coach builder shackles on rear
    - BFG KO2's @ 285/65R20 on factory rims.
    - Diff drop
    - Carrier bearing drop
    - TRD rear sway-bar.
    - Firestone airbags with onboard auto-leveling compressor.

    I have 1.25" Spidertrax wheel spacers which I haven't installed yet, to widen the stance.

    I would say ride quality and handling are better than factory and ever-so-slightly firmer. No cutting, no rubbing, alignment in spec.
     
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  6. May 10, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    If you want to add flares, your offset will cause some rubbing. Either that or you're going to have some dinky small tires.
     
  7. May 10, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    r4z0r51o

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    @Evigil You have already seen pics of my Tundra ... Again, I'm leveled 3/1 (on Toytec spacers and blocks ... Not the way a lot would recommend. But has worked fine for me on paved roads without any noticeable loss in ride quality). My wheel and tire combo is 20"x9" +20 offset on Toyo OC ATII's 295/60/20 and the only mods I had to do was remove the flaps on the fronts and put some heat on the front liner to massage them abit for clearance. I have no rubbing on the cab mount (if you want I can provide pics showing how close I am to it). Recently I added my Bushwackers pocket style flares and the only issue I have had is wether or not I'm happy with how flush the tires are to the flares. As of right now the outer edge of the tires sits pretty even with them.


    I have recently ordered up a set of 1" Bora spacers which will push my offset to about a -5 and will see how that looks and will determine if I will need to do the chop. I expect them to arrive tomorrow and should have them on by the weekend. I'll be sure to let you know how that goes ...
     
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  8. May 10, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.

    I wanna see....
     
  9. May 10, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    My Silver Sky with 3/1 and 285x75x13 Terra Grappler G2s on 18x9 +18 MotoMetal rims...

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  10. May 11, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    r4z0r51o

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    @TruckinIt, here's a few pics of how much clearance I had before I added my spacers today.

    Driver side...

    Passenger side ...

    Since added my 1"spacer I've got minor rubbing ... No pics at this time.
     
  11. May 11, 2017 at 8:20 PM
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    In front or on the cab mount?
     
  12. May 11, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    Both ... :(

    But more on the front liner that I have already heat molded.
     
  13. May 12, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    Ditto^^^^
     

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