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Sequoia mods opinion

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Gorbo13, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    Gorbo13

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    I was hoping to get some of you opinions. I bought a 2014 SR5 Sequoia a few years back and promised myself as things go bad I would upgrade and make it more off Roady. Now Toyota is telling me my rear control arm I seized. If someone is going to cut control arms I was thinking I might as well replace a control arms that will allow me to lift the truck. I also tow a 32 ft trailer. What would you suggest to allow me to do some off road but still not lose towing capabilities? Not sure if a sway bar will help either since I have suspension helpers? What would you do? Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:45 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11

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    Welcome from NY.
    One of the suspension pros will hopefully chime in.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    Depends on how big you are trying to go. I did a lot of research when trying to lift my sequoia and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted =\... pretty sure the Toytec kit uses shocks that just aren’t valved for the heavy sequoia. If I did it again, I would just buy the Dobinson kit for the rear.. if you have some money to spend get the longer Dobinson lift coils from 1stgenoffroad and get some custom shocks for the rear.

    As for the front end, any Coilover lift kit for 07+ Tundra will work, so many options there just depends how much you want to spend.

    What’s your price point and how much off-roading did you plan to do?
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Thank you. I will look in to that. What is your opinion about Bilstein 5100 adjustable?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:28 AM
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    I tried the Bilstein 5100s first and it wasn’t enough lift for me. I put on the ToyTec Eibach adjustable coilovers and have been very satisfied with those for the sequoia’s purpose. It’s the wife’s kid hauler and just needs to be able to do dirt roads and such when we go on vacation into the sierras or whichever.

    For the rear I am running the Bilstein 5125s, that came in the ToyTec kit, but the rear end bounces around a lot. Purchased some 5100s to install in the rear and just need to get around to it. Fingers crossed that fixes the problem

    edit, my sequoia thread:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/‘08-sequoia-build-with-ome-rear-coils.48094/page-2
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    Like the other post said...it depends how much lift are you looking for. I researched also and there is not much available lift options for the rear of Sequoia. We didn't want to lift too much so I put bilstein 5100 front and rear on my Sequoia. (max lift in front is around 2.25"). I also added a rear spring spacer in rear. I have been happy with this setup as it fits our needs and is definitely better ride than the stock suspension.
     

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