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Winch bumper

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Fortis32, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    I want to install a prerunner style winch bumper. Am I going to need new struts for added weight or can i just get a spacer lift and call it a day?
     
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    You may need a different set of coilovers. There are some pretty budget friendly options.

    Check the vendor section. Toytec has a lot of options and great customer service.
     
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    ^ Exactly as above. Just make sure you get a coil over with a spring lb. that will hold whatever it is you are putting on the front. Putting in a spacer lift may remedy some of the sag, but I would think without upgraded coilovers you would be bouncing all over the place.
     
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    Get the Bistein 6112's
    Use synthetic winch rope. A great weight saver.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    Thanks for the information. I've had 2 trucks in the past left bone stock so this is my first go at this. I'm confident I can even handle the install with my mechanical inclination as well as modding my motorcycles in the past. I'll just get an alignment afterwards of course
     
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    Do I need to be concerned about rear sag with a 2" front lift and no rear, if I have a 400lb tongue weight trailer?
     
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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 46g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    Before you consider modifications to the front suspension, make your choice regarding bumper, winch, and rope (cable vs synthetic). This will let you figure out exactly how much weight you are adding, so you can tell what changes are needed.
    With a hidden winch setup & synthetic rope, your net weight increase could be under 80lb. This could be compensated for by only adding a single CB shim on both sides.
    On the other hand, a ranch hand bumper/grill and wire rope, could easily go over 300lb.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    You will probably be surprised at how little weight it takes to give your Tundra a visible squat. I believe it’s best to have a little rake, with the rear a few inches higher, so with small loads and trailers, it’s leveled out.
     
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  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    I wasn't aware of hidden winch mounts thanks for the info
     
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    My truck
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    My truck has one. SDHQ in AZ is the manufacturer. There’s several others.
     
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    Nice clean OEM look. What size tires can I install in the case without coilovers?
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    I believe (and someone correct me if I'm wrong here) that your front suspension already has coilovers. However, some aftermarket coilovers (King 2.5 Coilovers Extended for example) allow you to achieve a greater "lift" without compromising the ride in the front. With the stock suspension, there is a thread which i will link here --> https://www.tundras.com/threads/largest-tire-you-can-run-stock-for-all-generations.9762/ which will hopefully help to answer your question about tire size on stock!
     
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    The stock bumper weighs about 45-50lbs. You replace that with a simple tube bumper that weighs on average 60-75lb. Then you add a 80lb winch with synthetic rope. You're going to easily be over 100 on the front compared to stock.
     
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