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Old 11-08-2018, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Tundra owners, leveling kit question

Just recently bought my first tundra it's a TRD off road and I want to get a leveling kit. What leveling kit do you have, what was the price, and are you happy with it, also how did it affect the ride
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hey bud, just bought one myself Monday. Been asking around for weeks, my brother and many others suggested doing a 3/2. Three inch lift in front and 2 in back. If you wait until Tuesday I will put some pics up on this thread. Having bags put on and the 3/2 on Monday.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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Hereís mine, love the ride and glad I finally made the move back to half ton from F250. Beside couldnt afford a new super duty. Lol.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
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Low Range Off-Road is what I decided and it's a super high quality machined aluminum kit. I was super happy with it and it was somewhere around $200. Put one in my dad's Taco as well.
3/1 lift level is perfect. For periodic heavy hauling I used ARB bags in the back.
Ride was unaffected.

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:56 PM   #5
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Low Range Off-Road is what I decided and it's a super high quality machined aluminum kit. I was super happy with it and it was somewhere around $200. Put one in my dad's Taco as well.
3/1 lift level is perfect. For periodic heavy hauling I used ARB bags in the back.
Ride was unaffected.



200 bucks? You self install? Interested in more info, please.


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Old 11-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #6
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tagged, I have the Platinum with 20" wheels and need to know this same info.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:07 PM   #7
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Same here. Have a 2013 i want to level
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:13 PM   #8
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My 2016 has a 3 & 1 on it. Sits perfect IMO. Not sure what brand it is bc I bought the truck that way from Toyota.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:16 PM   #9
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Hereís mine, love the ride and glad I finally made the move back to half ton from F250. Beside couldnt afford a new super duty. Lol.


Is this a 2 wheel drive?? I just got a 2019 TRD SPORT. From what Iíve read, you canít exceed 1 3/4Ē lift in the front without dropping the front diff. Has to do with maintaining proper angle on front cv axles.


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Old 11-08-2018, 09:42 PM   #10
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Hey bud, just bought one myself Monday. Been asking around for weeks, my brother and many others suggested doing a 3/2. Three inch lift in front and 2 in back. If you wait until Tuesday I will put some pics up on this thread. Having bags put on and the 3/2 on Monday.
Please update when you get it done I'm looking at buying the 3/2
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:45 PM   #11
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Low Range Off-Road is what I decided and it's a super high quality machined aluminum kit. I was super happy with it and it was somewhere around $200. Put one in my dad's Taco as well.
3/1 lift level is perfect. For periodic heavy hauling I used ARB bags in the back.
Ride was unaffected.

That looks good, I'm guessing self install. The place I normally take my trucks, I feel like they're jacking me around they want 700 for a 3/1 installed
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:46 PM   #12
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My friend owns a 4x4 shop, he says most requested and best look is 3/1 on a tundra.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:47 PM   #13
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Does anyone have the rough country 2.5-3" kit?
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:40 AM   #14
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:58 AM   #15
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That looks good, I'm guessing self install. The place I normally take my trucks, I feel like they're jacking me around they want 700 for a 3/1 installed
Thatís what I paid including alignment. It took them several hours.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:04 AM   #16
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Is this a 2 wheel drive?? I just got a 2019 TRD SPORT. From what Iíve read, you canít exceed 1 3/4Ē lift in the front without dropping the front diff. Has to do with maintaining proper angle on front cv axles.


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You are correct, the right way to do it is always to lower the front diff. People just don't do it because otherwise the lift would be too expensive. So parts wear out faster than normal. Since a lot of people rarely use the 4wd (That's why trucks went from solid front axles to IFS in the first place), it's usually not an issue. Your talking a bad CV joint at 100k vs 150k miles by not lowering the diff.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:23 AM   #17
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Rough Country....paid around $700.00 to have it done but it is something you can do yourself. I previously did the same lift on the Titan i had. Did have to trim the skid plate a little on the Tundra after the lift was installed.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:31 AM   #18
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I haven't done mine yet, but, the Bilstein's 5100 are popular for leveling.


Search the 2 or 3 Tundra forums.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:17 PM   #19
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Its a new 2018 4x4. My brother has the same but a 16 and he did the 3/2 and its worked well for him. But considering a 3/1 now seeing the others.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:26 PM   #20
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I have a 2018 4X4 that has bilstein 5100's on the front set on the second setting and I changed out the rear shackles to custom coachbuilder 3" shackles. It stiffened up the rear so there isn't sag when I am loaded down and made the ride awesome with changing out the bushings to poly. I'll post a picture. I got plenty of lift both front and rear and its a very functional set up as I haul and pull frequently.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:29 PM   #21
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:35 PM   #22
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Love that cement color, nice truck! Those TRD models come with bilsteins, did you add the 5100s?
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:48 PM   #23
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They come with the billy 4600's so I upgraded the front to 5100's. It doesn't really show that it's much difference but I am running 34" tires (basically 35's) on 18" wheels and it's a heck of a difference. I am glad I have the running boards or I wouldn't be able to climb in nearly as easy lol.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:53 PM   #24
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I'm running Bilstein 5100 and Nitto Ridge Grappler 295/60/20 on my '15 Limited with stock wheels. Had to do a touch of trimming, but minimal. Added wheel spacers to give a wider stance. Better stance and look. Sits like the TRD Pro, with a little wider stance.


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:56 PM   #25
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On my TRD Pro, I went with coachbuilder shims and shackles and would recommend going that route to anyone.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:18 PM   #26
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On my TRD Pro, I went with coachbuilder shims and shackles and would recommend going that route to anyone.


Yep. I did get the shims too. I forgot lol


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Old 11-09-2018, 02:30 PM   #27
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Rough Country....paid around $700.00 to have it done but it is something you can do yourself. I previously did the same lift on the Titan i had. Did have to trim the skid plate a little on the Tundra after the lift was installed.
Nice! Where at? Here in dfw?
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Rough Country....paid around $700.00 to have it done but it is something you can do yourself. I previously did the same lift on the Titan i had. Did have to trim the skid plate a little on the Tundra after the lift was installed.
What shop did you use or can anyone recommend a shop in the Ft Worth area?


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That is a clean lookin tundra right there.
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That is a clean lookin tundra right there.


Thanks bud. I like her too lol.


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