1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Need recommendations for rear lift

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tundrafan23, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Sep 29, 2020 at 10:01 PM
    #1
    Tundrafan23

    Tundrafan23 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2020
    Member:
    #44850
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    I have a 2020 Tundra and recently installed Toytec 2.5 Aluma coilovers and 2.0 Aluma rear shocks with coachbuilder +3 shackles. The problem is I run a cap on the bed of my truck and the coachbuilder shackles only gave me about 1 inch of lift instead of the 1.75 inches because of the weight of the cap. I am looking to add another 1-1.5 inches of lift in the rear. Should I add a 1 inch block or an add a leaf? I am leaning towards an add a leaf because I have heard some people complaining of vibration with the blocks. Anybody run an add a leaf and a shackle or a block and a shackle together? What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2020 at 10:52 PM
    #2
    Zero One Actual

    Zero One Actual Member among Members

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Member:
    #10330
    Messages:
    2,277
    Firestone air bags and a wireless compressor is what I did and I love it.

    I would suggest you do not do a block. A lot of others will as well.

    You can give Icon vehicle dynamics a call about their add a leaf setup that is adjustable as well.
     
    Tundrafan23 [OP] likes this.
  3. Sep 30, 2020 at 7:13 AM
    #3
    PeakIT

    PeakIT Old Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2019
    Member:
    #36326
    Messages:
    230
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2019 OR Tundra Double cab
    Coachbuilder 3” shackles, King extended travel, SPC upper arms, 5:29 gears, FN FX rims,35"tires, leer shell, grill
    An add a leaf. or a spring pack if a grand +-doesn't bug you. I also have a shell on mine and the CB3 shackles. Blocks can contribute to spring axle wrap which makes the pinion tilt up and down more on softer springs. ( higher and lower pinion angles can cause vibrations)The shackles leveled mine but after towing a few times with a load in the bed they have sagged and as soon as the rear of the truck sits lower than the front the steering gets weird. also since the weight is taken off the front the ride gets harder. I prefer an inch to 2 inches of Rake.

    Also airbags help a ton with towing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020
    Tundrafan23 [OP] likes this.
  4. Sep 30, 2020 at 7:28 AM
    #4
    AZ_Tundra1

    AZ_Tundra1 Gold member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2020
    Member:
    #47514
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2020 White Tundra SR5
    Bilstien 6112 front shocks set at 1.9"
    Depending on where you are, valley spring shop in Phoenix gave me a $600 quote to rebuild my current spring pack with 3 more leafs. Cheaper than a new spring pack and a higher payload in the leafs and about 1.5" of lift.
     
    Tundrafan23 [OP] and Black Wolf like this.
  5. Sep 30, 2020 at 7:35 AM
    #5
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14884
    Messages:
    19,526
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM Tundra TRD Sport Double Cab
  6. Sep 30, 2020 at 9:21 AM
    #6
    aggiec05

    aggiec05 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2020
    Member:
    #41524
    Messages:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    airbags don't solve the issue properly, add a leaf or a new spring pack for the best ride and to level out what you will put in the cap and bed.
     
    Tundrafan23 [OP] and HulkSmurf14 like this.
  7. Sep 30, 2020 at 10:27 AM
    #7
    Zero One Actual

    Zero One Actual Member among Members

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2017
    Member:
    #10330
    Messages:
    2,277
    How to air bags not solve the issue properly? Thousands of truckers are doing it wrong somehow for years and never informed? Please explain?
     
  8. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:32 AM
    #8
    jeremyd

    jeremyd 2014 Crewmax SR5

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Member:
    #3336
    Messages:
    1,461
    NV
    Vehicle:
    2014 SR5 CM 4X4
    ProComp 7" 35/12.50/18 -11
    Hopefully this doesn't throw a monkey wrench into the thread, But I use it all! I have Air bags, Shackles, blocks and a add a leaf! And have zero issues, Lol
    tttdbdgfb.jpg
     
    Sean492 likes this.
  9. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:35 AM
    #9
    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14884
    Messages:
    19,526
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Hudson Valley, New York
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM Tundra TRD Sport Double Cab
    And I would Definitely use Datstar cradles so you don't destroy the bags if the truck is on a lift being worked on.........it takes the stress off of the bags.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:52 PM
    #10
    TundraTXTSS

    TundraTXTSS New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Member:
    #12210
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Conroe
    Vehicle:
    2020 White TRD Pro
    Window Breakage add on Alarm,Wireless Charger. Console Safe, Rear Dif Breather Relocation, Rear Under seat Storage, Hard wire for Radar Detector, Tonnneau Cover, Brake Sensor Protection,SABM with TRD Filter, Tailgate lock, BFG's, LED Running lights.

Products Discussed in

To Top