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Toytec 3/1 Install Finished

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by twhittle14, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Jan 4, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    twhittle14

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    I finally got my Toytec 3/1 kit installed and love it so far. The parts I installed are:

    Toytec 3" spacers on the front coils
    Toytec differential drop spacers
    Toytec shackles on the highest setting in the rear
    Bilstein 5100's in the rear

    Before the lift, from the ground to the center of my front fender was 37" and 39.5" for the rear fender. After the lift, the front fender is at 40" and the rear fender is at 42", so the total lift I gained was 3" in the front and 2.5" in the rear. I chose to put the shackles on the highest setting so that the rear sits a little higher than the front. I didn't expect to gain 2.5" from it but I still like the look.

    The only problem I ran into during the install was compressing the coils enough to add the spacers. For anyone who is thinking about installing this lift, note that the spacers sit between the coil and the top plate of the strut. They don't bolt onto the top of the strut like I originally thought, so make sure you have a way to compress the coils. I tried to compress the coils myself but ended up having to take it to a shop that had a hydraulic press.

    Before (stock):
    Tundra_Before.jpg

    Front spacers installed, stock rear:
    Tundra_Front_Only.jpg

    Front and rear installed:
    Tundra_After_1.jpg

    Tundra_After_2.jpg

    Tundra_After_3.jpg
     
  2. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    Looking good!
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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    NICE!!!
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    Sa-weeet!
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Did you go with the in-coil spacers or?
     
  6. Jan 4, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    Very nice!
    Looks good!
     
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  7. Jan 4, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    TundraTss

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    Clean, brother.
     
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  8. Jan 4, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    Ely010606

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    Im digging that, looks tight.
     
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  9. Jan 4, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    Looks great Thomas!

    Here's a close up picture of my Toytec spacer (TU-3 kit) so that other's might see what you're speaking of. I went with black as I wanted the spacers to hide better ... the kit itself works fine if one is looking to get the leveled look, but not sure how well it would hold up to some serious 4x4ing.


    my installer didn't have any experience with this kit either and at first installed the rubber pad on top of the spacer. He made it correct the next day.


    how my Tundra looks from the side ...

     
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  10. Jan 4, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    any height difference driver and passenger ? aka tundra lean
     
  11. Jan 5, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    Thanks for the hookup and fast shipping David!
     
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  12. Jan 5, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    Looks good! I would have opted for the black spacers too but didn't know they were an option. That's a good close up pic of the spacers, it took me a few minutes to figure out the order everything went in.
     
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    Both sides sit pretty level right now. The spacers stiffen the coils which should actually help prevent one side from being lower than the other.
     
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    This is the set up from Toytec that I would like to go with. Have you had any issues with the TSS?
     
  16. Jun 3, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    I would go with coilovers. Much better ride. I had spacers before and it rode rough as hell.
     
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    Have date set to install the TU307 leveling kit. Reading threads, most say that I would see a 3" lift on front. Person at service desk said it would only see 3/4" difference. Any do this on a 2020 Tundra yet. Also I have Falken 275/65 R20 tires on order to put on after. Want would people recommend for tires, want to make sure they don't rub. Will be going to 305's after and adding fender flares but doing it in stages to spread the cost out.

    Owned lots of truck but this is the first one I am doing anything with. Just need some advice.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Tundras look so much better once lifted more than stock. Its gonna be sweet with those new meats.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    I have a 2007 2 wheeler, I love what you did, May I ask what it costs?
     
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  20. Nov 18, 2020 at 10:26 PM
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    Love the look of all of these. I just bought a 2013 and have been thinking about a leveling kit. Not knowing that much about them yet, after adding a kit how does it affect the ride when towing? I don't want the rear end to sag to where I'm going down the road with the front end higher. All comments and suggestions appreciated.
     
  21. Nov 19, 2020 at 2:36 AM
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    toyofan87

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    Congrats, looks good... How is the ride after TT leveling kit installed?
    Better or worse than stock?
    UCA addressed or stock?
    Alignment issues?
    What's the wheels /tiresyou going with next?
    Tundy looks better than stock. Well done!
     
  22. Nov 19, 2020 at 3:45 AM
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    With load range e tires you would have to go with some mega $$ coilovers for it not to ride rough as hell. Spacers are fine for someone who just wants 2 level. Just put some spacers on my wifes '20 Tacoma, i for sure would have heard loud and clear if it rode ruff as hell now. It is the perfect way 2 level a mall crawler.
     
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  23. Nov 20, 2020 at 5:15 AM
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    Congrats again, as for the ride? Like @Tundra's234 says that the leveling kits ride rough, than Coilovers.... Please set the stage for other members of the fence about what kit to procure? Thx
     

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