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Toytec TU3 lift kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by r4z0r51o, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Sep 27, 2016 at 4:24 AM
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    Looking to level out my ride. I found these on the Toytec site and was wondering if any of you are using this set up. Site says "Best seller" so figure someone here must have some experience with these ...
    How's the ride? Got any pictures??


    I purchase my Tundra with the TRD off road package and hate to think I wasted my money so I'd like to at least use the Bilstein shocks until I've worn them down some.
     
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  2. Sep 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM
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    I have this on my truck and plan to remove block in the rear to replace with coachbuilder shackles. Love the look and happy with quality.

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  3. Sep 27, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    Yes according to Toytec they sell more of the spacer lifts than any other lift for the Tundra. The split spacer design that puts the spacer in coil and above coil is a great design to reduce/eliminate the cons with spacer lifts.
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    She looks great! How's the ride quality? I've read about some replacing the blocks with shackles ... What do you expect to gain by doing so? Better ride quality?? What size and offset are your fuels and tires? I'm thinking about going with 20x9 +20mm Hostages with 295/60 Toyo A/T II's?

    That's my hope ... To reduce issues with spacers while minimizing my overall loses of cost paying for the TRD package. By the way Brian, I got your PM message, thanks!
     
  5. Sep 29, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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    Couldn't wait any longer ... I went ahead and ordered the Toytec TU3 lift kit.

    I'll run these until my 4600's wear down, then upgrade with coilovers.
     
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    That is a good looking truck! How much rake did you have to begin with and how high is your fenders now from either ground or center hub? What size tires you running?

    Since I don't have a coil compressor, what does install run on this kit?
     
  7. Oct 15, 2016 at 1:37 AM
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    Went to a shop that was recommended to me by a coworker ... I was quoted to install as they say "an over engineered lift kit", $715.00 (6 hours of labor). I'm assuming that's with an alignment too. That seems pretty high to me. I'll try asking some other shops for an estimate.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    I paid $300 for my install
     
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  9. Nov 2, 2016 at 1:10 AM
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    I found a place to do it for the same price, minus the alignment. Hope to have the install done in a couple of weeks.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    So had mine kit installed and I need your opinion about if this looks right ...


    The guy who did the install said he didn't like how the top of the spring made up with the lower spacer. After bringing her home and inspecting the job I'm wondering if the rubber idolator was installed in the wrong spot. He mounted it on top of the lower spacer. Shouldn't the rubber idolator go between the spring and lower spacer?
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:18 PM
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  12. Nov 9, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks Sean! So looks like I'll be going back tomorrow to get this resolved.
     
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  13. Nov 9, 2016 at 9:36 PM
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    Yep Sean's post shows that yours are in the wrong position. They should fix it for you at no additional cost.
     
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  14. Nov 10, 2016 at 12:38 AM
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    Yep, made a call to owner and was told to come back to the shop tomorrow. The owner said they will make it right.
     
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    Stopped by and they fixed both sides no charge .



    Will post a pic showing her lift later today

    Edit: Man the sun goes down to early these days. Will try and post pics tomorrow .
     
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    A couple of quick pics .... stock wheels and tires look too small. Probably the last pics until new shoes arrive.
     
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    Gotta get those 35" on :cool:
     
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    Looks good but yea....35s
     
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    New wheel and tires (295/60/20) aren't quite gonna get me to 35", but it will be close and along way from the 32" (275/65/18) that are on her now.
     
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  22. Mar 21, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Lowest setting on the shocks you could add the 3" lift spacers. I dont recommend it. Just upgrade to the eibach adjustable 3" or BOSS adjustable 3" lift coilovers.
     
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    That's a good complete lift. The 5100s are decent, go with those over spacer lift any day for ride. What are you planning on doing with your Tundra? Just lift to fit bigger tires, trails, etc?
     
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    Just bought a 2017 dc and want to lift it and run 295/70/18. It's my first truck and I'm new to all this.
     
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    What size tires you running?
     
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    Thinking of getting this 3” TU3 for my new 2021, looks like a great spacer style without having to change out shocks for now and kill my bank account. I’ll only ever be taking to truck down some mild bumpy logging/camping trails so I think this will work just fine and give it a great stance. Can anyone running it chime in on their ride and quality of it? Hope to hear some positive reviews! Lol thanks
     

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