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Which lift to put on my TRD Punisher??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 040Tundra, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    040Tundra

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    I'm having a hard time trying to decide which kit to put on my truck. At first I wanted the Toytec 3/1-½" (shackles on the rear) but now I've come across a Tough Country 4" in front w/ 2" blocks in the rear with new nitro shocks (rear only). The Tuff Country also comes with UCA's.

    First question: in your experience of off roading, at what point is too high too much? (I don't want to jeopardize safety at the cost be being high if 4" is even too much).

    2) I need to use my stock wheels and tires for a while so I have to throw on Spidertrax 1-¼" wheel spacers in order that the wheels will fit on the truck if I go with the Tough Country. Is it bad to off road with wheel spacers on?

    3) Do wheel spacers effect alignment, or put extra wear on the truck?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!
     
  2. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    For off-roading, any time you throw a block in you are sacrificing performance for looks.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    I'm no suspension expert, but I did stay @ a Holiday Inn last night. Im willing to bet that our (real experts) will not agree with that Tuff Country, especially with 2" blocks. Uh No. Just my .02. Glwp
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    Truckinit, the Boss Kit from Toytec seems to be the clear winner on this forum. Bilstein 6112/5160 is another route. Good luck
     
  5. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    1st question answer : It all depends on what you call off-roading. Are you going to fly across some whoops, or do a slower crawl over rough terrain. Nothing wrong with a taller lift if taken it slow. Get into some higher speed, and the lowest COG with largest tires works best. Question 2 answer : wheel spacers are fine when properly installed and are a good quality ( spidertrax ). I would be cautious of any high speeds offroad with wheel spacers. Question 3 answer : any wheels further out than stock will cause more wear and tear on components, but will not hurt alignment. Just my thoughts. Answer 4 : Go have fun and enjoy the ride !
     
  6. Feb 21, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    Thanks for responding. When I off road I go slow over rough terrain (usually), not enter into the Baja 1000. So it sounds like I'll be ok with a 4" lift and a little off roading. Your comment about wheel spacers has me a little concerned about wearing out components if using spacers. I don't want to prematurely wear out my truck for a certain look, that's for sure. I hope others will chime in..... Thanks again for sharing your brain!!
     
  7. Feb 22, 2017 at 2:56 AM
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    Yep what rons23 said. :thumbsup: Not a fan of spacers or body lifts here.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2017 at 4:50 AM
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    Trust me, spacers suck!!
    BOSS is the way to go...ask me how I know :oldglory:
     
  9. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:25 AM
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    By the way, when these guys are saying no to spacers they are talking about spacer lifts, not for your wheels.

    Many on here run Spyder or Bora 1 1/4 without any problems. Idk about serious offroading with them, but to use until you get some wheels with the right offset will be more than fine.

    Also I'm pretty sure one of the suspension gurus on here said that you have much more wheel travel with a 3/1 toytec kit as opposed to the Tough Country.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    Hey @TruckinIt,

    So if you are going to be just doing slower off roading and daily driving then I would personally recommend going with the BOSS kit in your situation. Full ride height adjustments from 1-3'' of front end lift, and diff drop. For the rear end you have the choice of going with a block kit, AAL's, or adjustable shackles along with rear shocks and all the proper hardware to install! The shocks are a valved specific to the weight of the Tundra ultimately providing great ride quality for on and off road performance.

    The top mount spacers are a little tricky with their design, all its doing is shoving the factory coilover down giving you lift which could lead to premature Ball joint wear/ failure...
    If spacers are properly installed the spydertrax 1 1/4'' spacers will do just fine and they will not mess with your alignment at all.

    Feel free to PM me with any questions :thumbsup:



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