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Should I level or lift??

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by CamaroSsToTundra, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    CamaroSsToTundra

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    Right now I have stock Suspension suspension with 275/55/20 Toyo tires and 20x9 and 0 offset wheels. Should I keep stock Suspension or level my truck or suspension or body lift? I want to keep the factory quality ride.

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  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    Stormtrooper81

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    Just level it. My 02.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Level it with Bilstein 5100's on the middle setting.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Grey Wolf

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    Level with the 5100's or OME full coilover change out for 2.5" to level
     
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  5. Jan 6, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    Level if you must, but resist the temptation to lift it. Toyota engineers use or improve the same platforms forever, and it simply works and stays reliable. Some rake is purposely designed for load, and fits the rationalization of headlight levelers as well.
    Half of the big three's problem is they are market share driven and constantly have a new design, engine, transmission, etc and are only driven by quarterly profits. Toyota doesn't fix what isn't broken and constantly improves on the design.
    No issues exist with your suspension. You have awesome clearance and payload and reasonable comfort given the design limitations. Not to mention it's a good looking truck.
    Save your money. Lol

    PS. You can improve your ride and load bearing characteristics by a lighter, smaller rim and more sidewall.. But.. I get the impression you'd rather have those fancy wheels.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Rica25

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  7. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Lift it of course, it's a Toyota..not a GMC.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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  9. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    6 inch with 35's..40k miles, never a problem. Scrap the level kit..go 4 or 6..ignore the engineers.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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  11. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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  12. Jan 6, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Get rid of those goofy rims. Keep the truck as-is from the factory.
     
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  14. Jan 6, 2019 at 9:58 PM
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    easleycrawler

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    Do you have any pics from the side. I'm really considering those exact wheels, size and offset.
     
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  15. Jan 6, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    easleycrawler TOYOTA ADDICT

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    I'd leave it alone, unless you have rubbing issues.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    Well that didn't take long. Remember the OP wanted a "factory ride." Before anyone qualifies their statement by stating their truck on 38s is more comfy than when it rolled off the lot, the easiest way to maintain a factory ride is to maintain the engineer driven decisions made by Toyota after years of perfecting the component.
    The ONLY purpose of a lift is to increase clearance. It has a cost though... and that's something seldom mentioned as we tend to herd into tribes and proclaim or justify our decision.
    I like the look of lifts and have lifted many a truck and jeep.. But the engineers, physics professors, and Toyota gurus will all readily admit OBJECTIVELY that changing these characteristics is SYSTEMIC.
    It is your truck. Make it your truck, eat with your truck.. But if your going to lift it.. Do it right and open your wallet because everyone will sell you a half ass kit.
    The million mile Tundra didn't get there on 40s..lol
     
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  17. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    preach brother
     
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  18. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Yeah.. That did come across rather preachy eh? Lol. I guess thats the collision of old age and caffeine. BwahahahaBwahahahah
     
  19. Jan 7, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

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    The 19 TRD Pro came with a lift from factory, is that ok? I’m just asking cause I do want to keep my truck stock but the suspension I want will give me 2”-2.5”.
     
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  20. Jan 7, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    Although I agree with Tierhog for the most part, one very important factor the factory engineers have to consider is cost. If they had free reign and did not have to consider the cost the factory suspension would likely be different from what we get. Another consideration is the way people will use their truck. Factory designs are a compromise between the various uses of a truck and an aftermarket exists for people who want to modify the vehicle for more specialized uses.
     
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  21. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    I would trust a factory specialized lift, sure. Toyota engineers know how to properly adjust various components while taking into consideration its systemic costs. Now they aren't factoring in additional offset, wheel diameter and weight, tire weight, drive line angle increases, ball joint etc for your ADDITIONAL modifications, but their final product? Oh hell yes, I'd trust that anywhere. The Pro is a hit for a reason and will likely outperform your current ability (as would mine)
    Geezer has a valid point. The majority of us don't have a build sheet with an engineering perspective though so do your homework. You bought your Tundra for power, reliability, and durability. Just be careful.
    You'll here tons of testimonials about never having problems too. Ask them what their mileage is. If its an excess of 200k then they did their homework and will likely tell you what they missed. If its under 50k, ask someone else that has more mileage or history (several years) with the platform in question.
    Now purpose driven low mileage trucks.. Big lifts and tires and logging trails, rock crawling etc? Even my Jeeps (37 MTR kevlars) never saw high mileage and they sucked on road. They kicked ass offroad though. 4.88 RP/4/1 TC case, Teraflex BJ's, etc. Just build for use and if it's a DD.. Do your homework if the factory didn't.
     
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    Get over yourself..if he wants to lift it..do it..save the math, for your 40 year old college engineering class. Tundras at stock level look bootie. If you want to come to the dark side..just do it.
     
  23. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    It's your money..be cool, do what you want..enough
     
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    This site is to support tundra owners..if you dont have an example of a failure..save your opinion. I know you can lift a truck without problems. That's my experiance..celebrate what you have.
     
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    Lift that mother !!!!

    Lol ...sorry :rofl:

    Had one completely stock...
    Now I have one lifted...

    Loved the stock one :)
    Love the lifted one :)
     
  28. Jan 8, 2019 at 1:40 AM
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    I had over 125k on this setup.
    Wear n tear maintenance was done. I had no failures of any kind!
    Was I expecting failures? Hell yeah! :D
    As you can see my wheels are WIDE AF! :muscleflexing:
    I beat this shit out of this truck. Took a licking and kept on ticking!

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    Truck now has 35x12.50s on 12 wide wheels. It went to my dad about 3 years ago. He totalled his Tacoma and needed a pickup.
    Hes put about 30k miles on it with this setup. Truck still runs like a champ. :muscleflexing:

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    All I can say is you gotta pay to play! You may or may not have issues. If your gonna push a truck passed the limits of engineering better make it a TOYOTA! :D :thumbsup:
     
  29. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    That’s a bad a$$ truck! :muscleflexing:
     
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