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What have you done to your 2.5 gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by T-Rex266, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Feb 22, 2024 at 7:58 AM
    Eborseti22

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    I have RAS HD in on my truck and it sits about 1.25-1.5 higher than stock. I added a 2" spacer level in the front and love how it sits now.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:08 AM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    Also run the RAS HD, a little over an inch in the rear, but you could turn that back down to level if you wanted, just depends what spacer you use to set the spring. I'm a hair over 2.5" up front and have about an inch rake
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:11 AM
    Gecko.

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    Hey, thank you! May I ask, the 1.25-1.5 you have using the white disc or the black disc on the RAS? Would you be willing to share with me precisely the 2" spacer you are using to level your front?
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  4. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:12 AM
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    Why not run airbags? That’s a common solution typically for people that tow
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:36 AM
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    I am no expert but this solution appeals to me because it avoids the need to add compressor, air lines and switches that are required for airbags. It also might be more durable over the long term.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:36 AM
    Gecko.

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    Understanding that its all just anecdotal evidence, but in reading up on this site, it just seemed like airbags were not the way to go (also friends with non-toyo p/u's also seem to have too many troubles with bags as well) and that the RAS seemed to be the consistently best solution all-round. I'll be both towing and hauling, but probably more towing than anything.
    .
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2024 at 8:40 AM
    centex

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    Went to replace the clips on my hood bulge and found one busted bolt bracket, 3 busted clip brackets, and the honeycomb part is broken loose in 2 other locations. Gonna have to epoxy that all back together and then I guess start saving for a new hood bulge and surround. Certainly not going to go back with the chrome.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2024 at 9:16 AM
    Eborseti22

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    I used the white disc, then a little more, but not quite the black disc...

    I have a Mammoth 2" level kit from Extreme Terrain...https://www.extremeterrain.com/mammoth-tundra-2-in-front-leveling-kit-tu1460.html

    no change in ride quality.

    Here it is when it was just installed:
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2024 at 9:23 AM
    Gecko.

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    Thank you for the info ... but I think we need to work on the image uploading skillz. :D

    Did you do the install of the Mammoth 2" level kit? If so, was fairly easy/straightforward?
    .
     
  10. Feb 22, 2024 at 9:27 AM
    Eborseti22

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    Hah - I know - different computer so drag and drop...not my finest work!

    I did not do the install - I had it in for tires and had them take care of it. Only took them 2hrs to do it.
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2024 at 9:28 AM
    SoCalTundy

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    Orco pietra cobble pavers?
     
  12. Feb 22, 2024 at 9:58 AM
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    Pioneer dmh-wt8600nex. I've got the Maestro RR and all the adapters/dongles from Crutchfield. The whole HU works fine and backup cam is not an issue.

    I've tried two aftermarket cameras, and can't get any signal on the HU. I'm using the "2nd cam input" yellow RCA from the HU directly. I can toggle between the views, but the front is black- no signal. I think I'm just wiring it wrong?
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2024 at 10:04 AM
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    Alot of them
    It is the wiring. If I remember correctly when I installed mine, it has something to do with the purple wire on the Pioneer side.

    Put s post in this thread and one of them will most likely remember.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/new...600nex-into-a-2018-sr5-entune-non-jbl.100157/
     
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  14. Feb 22, 2024 at 10:20 AM
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    Just ordered a new passenger side wiper arm. Once delivered I will install it.
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2024 at 10:20 AM
    Terndrerrr

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    Hated airbags. I ran Firestone Ride Rites with Daystar cradles because I didn't want the bags ripping apart when articulating the suspension off-road.

    I couldn't find a PSI that wasn't noticeably bouncy when unloaded.

    Moved to HD RAS. All my problems solved and then some. I'm running the Pro suspension with a 2" lift up front, and I have what I would consider factory rake if not a little more than factory.

    That's fine with me. I can not stand the "leveled" look. It screams "I'm only here for the stance and don't ever use my truck as a truck" to me. Just my subjective opinion.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2024 at 10:37 AM
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    Well, have not done it yet, but these two boxes were dropped at my front door this morning!

    I’ll share pics of the install but I am looking forward to this ‘extension’.

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  17. Feb 22, 2024 at 11:11 AM
    Gecko.

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    Thank you for the input. Very helpful. If I can ask you two follow up questions:

    (1) The first is the same one I asked Eborseti22, with your truck's current stance being what "[you] would consider factory rake if not a little more than factory," are you using the white disc or the black disc on the RAS?

    (2) Second, can I assume the "Pro suspension 2" lift up front" that you used means a lot more suspension pieces than the Mammoth 2" spacer kit mentioned by Eborseti22, or is it basically the same?
    .
     
  18. Feb 22, 2024 at 11:13 AM
    Tripleconpanna

    Tripleconpanna Just an X who bought Bud Light from Target

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    Just for clarification....

    When you say you have a 2" lift up front, are you saying you have a 2" lift on top of the stock Pro suspension up front or the stock Pro suspension gave you a 2 inches of lift??
     
  19. Feb 22, 2024 at 11:21 AM
    mverkaik

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    I ran them as well. I used the AirLift and I did not have the cradles. My issue is that they rode awful when not needed. I replaced them with SumoSprings and this was an excellent solution for me. It limited my squat without hurting my empty ride.
    My fear with RAS is that it stresses different areas of my leaf springs. It forces most of the work to be done with only the back half of the leaf because it limits the motion of the front. The result of this is increased stress and ultimately less life out of my leaves. If you want some extra height and suspension capacity do and add-a-leaf. I have used Alcan in the past and they make a great product.

    I am not in love with the leveled look but I love the way the Pro suspension works and rides so I will take the good with the bad. If my truck squats while working..... Well it shows that I have a great suspension that when needed it will flex to keep me comfortable. If you remove the suspension, your truck will never squat :)
     
  20. Feb 22, 2024 at 1:50 PM
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    11 spots of epoxy to fix this busted bulge. Brilliant design Toyota. Contemplating drilling a bunch of holes in the black part to let air vent out so there isn’t so much pressure build up there.

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  21. Feb 22, 2024 at 2:13 PM
    Rakso

    Rakso Tundra + Tacoma=Winner

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  22. Feb 22, 2024 at 2:58 PM
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    Nitro 5.29s Powertrax Grip Pro Bilstein 5100 middle setting CB shims (2 driver, 1 passenger) Bilstein 5160 rears Firestone Ride-Rite bags Daystar cradles Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) HD TRD rear sway bar 18" TRD wheels 275/70r18 Falken Wildpeak AT3W X2 Power Group 24 battery Power fold tow mirror (OEM) Genuine Cooling Systems Setrab kit Valhalla's Shields (front/rear) Dirty Deeds Bamf 12" Stainless
    Was able to snag a driver's side handle from a local salvage yard. Cleaned up well and was insanely easy to install. I followed the instructions riddled throughout the site, with one addition. I grabbed both factory bolts from the donor vehicle. Of course I don't have the receipt to confirm, but I was able to reuse them for the install. I believe it was a M6x1.00 thread and it was right next to the 1/4x20 (or whatever) the instructions recommended for the u-shaped nut. I'm sure this isn't news, but was for me in the hardware aisle finding a fit to factory bolts. The different size bolt heads would have driven me more insane than the mild imperfections in a plastic panel.

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  23. Feb 22, 2024 at 3:21 PM
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    I have the OEM Pro setup, which is 2” taller up front than OEM non-Pro.
    1. Black disk
    2. It just means that the coilovers (springs + shocks) are 2” taller. It makes the Pro trucks look more leveled, but also has longer suspension travel than OEM shocks.

    RAS has the added benefit of acting like a rear anti-sway bar. Less “floaty” in turns. The system somehow improves ride empty and loaded, and it still allows articulation for off-roading. I’m extremely impressed.
    Agreed on airbags and cradles: awful when empty.

    Interesting take on the RAS. I haven’t heard of anyone saying the system wore out their leaf springs faster. My problem with the Sumos is the lack of articulation when off roading.
     
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  24. Feb 22, 2024 at 3:50 PM
    InfernoTundra15

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    Installed seat jackers today. Definitely improves the seat angle. If anything I feel like I sit a little higher than I would like. I think it will help with long drives. Without them the seat feels so flat and deep. As someone else said in another post, it feels like you’re sitting on top of the stock seat, not “in” the seat.
     
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  25. Feb 22, 2024 at 4:03 PM
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    The support in the thigh is a big bonus on long drives. Nothing worse than getting a few hours into the drive and realizing you've been putting all the weight on your heel.
     
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    Woah with the go finally going in.

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  27. Feb 22, 2024 at 4:53 PM
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    Sir!!! This is a safe for work forum! Stop dropping the porn!
     
  28. Feb 22, 2024 at 6:56 PM
    roughfisher

    roughfisher Aggressive hockey is back in town!

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    Stock air box mod today

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  29. Feb 22, 2024 at 7:25 PM
    SAGE63

    SAGE63 Wannabe Go Fast Overlander Small Rock Crawler

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    looks eh ok... lol


    JK... looks great
     
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  30. Feb 23, 2024 at 3:52 AM
    Kung

    Kung Dead sexy

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    I felt the same for a week or so. I actually got my Katzkins and Seat Jackers installed @ the same time (the shop that did the Katzkins did the Seat Jackers @ no additional fee). I feel like they *could* be maybe a bit shorter, like 1/2" or 3/4" or so, but to be honest, the improved angle and the comfort resulting from it is such that after a few days I thought "Meh, this is fine" and now I love it. :)

    Wife loves driving the truck now - says it makes her feel like a 'big kid.' :rofl: She gets the occasional nod or whistle from other truck owners. :D
     

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