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Suspension, the ups and the downs, literally.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Thegr8punkin, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:05 AM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A G.D.M/Sofa King Cool/COTJ's dreamboat

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    Ok guys I just picked up my tundra yesterday and I love it. It's nice to have something that will get out of its own damn way again.
    But I have a little delima, I don't like the way it sits. There is nothing wrong with it, I just don't like it. So here is my question, lift or lower. Now hold on before I catch a bunch of flack for even mentioning lower, it's only a 2wd. So I guess I'm asking for your guys oppion, what's worse, lowering a truck or lifting a 2wd?
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Hell that is up to you. However, you do live in CO, and having a lowered truck is just not optimal. Not sure how your roads are up there, but Colorado Springs would tear it up.

    Another aspect is getting a decent tire on the truck for weather conditions.

    Towing? Not sure how much of that you plan on doing with the mighty 4.7L, but bigger tires and lifted might not be optimal.

    Lastly, if your even considering a southern lean, delete me from your contact list. Lol
     
  3. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    If you are over 5 ft, lift it. If you are under 5 ft, lower it. Just kidding. I prefer lifting it (2wd doesn't matter). I have too many rough roads around where I live. Several days ago, when we had tons of snow, I forgot about some concrete blocks for parking slots. I went over them. No issues, little bumpy. If my truck had been lowered, it would've caused a major damage.
     
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  4. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    joonbug

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    Lift, leave, lower Lin lat lorder.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A G.D.M/Sofa King Cool/COTJ's dreamboat

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    My logic is the tundra is going to be a nice day cruiser and minimal tow rig. I'm not going to mess with driving a 2wd in any snow. I have my 4wd 4Runner for winter
     
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  6. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    If your road condition is good and you like the lower look, go for it. I am not a fan of lowered truck, but I have to say this lowered truck (belonged to Marky Mark) is stunningly beautiful.
    TundraShow.jpg
     
  7. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A G.D.M/Sofa King Cool/COTJ's dreamboat

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    Also, I am looking at lowering kits not just cutting the front springs and taking a leaf out of the rear. The kit i was looking at was drop spinals and a axle flip kit.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A G.D.M/Sofa King Cool/COTJ's dreamboat

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    Ok maybe not that low. Just a 2 inch drop from stock and a little bigger tire.

    Edit: just checked, I already have the tire size I want.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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  10. Feb 9, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A G.D.M/Sofa King Cool/COTJ's dreamboat

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    I haven't seen that kit till now. But how does it Lower the rear? I understand the front springs, but how does a shock alone Lower the rear?
     

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