For many people, the chance to work on their own truck is a thrill. Unfortunately, few of us come out of the gate knowing all of the ins and outs of these projects, and that can be inefficient at best and dangerous at worst. Plus, most of us don’t have a hydraulic lift and armory of air-tools at our disposal, which can make suspension work quite a brutal endeavor.
Here are several tips that you may find useful when you are working on your truck’s suspension.
One of the more frustrating things when deciding to lift your truck is determining how high you should go and what it will look like. Check out these excellent visual representations of what adding height to your truck looks like.
Toyota is investigating a rumor that lift kits could be causing steering rack failures in 2009-2012 Toyota Tundra pickup. How could this be possible? Does this rumor have any merit?
Fans of high clearance designs can now look forward to improved ride and performance with the Fox Racing 2.5” coil-over for 7” BDS suspension lift kits. Available as an upgrade for current BDS Tundra strut extension lift kits – or as a complete 7” performance suspension – the Fox Racing Coil-Overs are designed for 2007-2012 2WD and 4WD Tundras.
A coil-over system is one of the best ways to lift your Tundra, at least as far as performance and durability are concerned. If you lift your truck and don’t install a new set of shocks and springs that adjust the ride to compensate for the new suspension geometry, you may notice that your Tundra’s handling is “loose” up front.
Toyota Tundra owners are faced with a huge number of options when it comes to adding a lift kit to their truck. What a lot of Tundra fans quickly realize is that some lift kits are a lot more involved than others in terms of the modifications that are required to the vehicle’s suspension system. Aggressive lift kits have their place in the Tundra world, especially amongst drivers who need to negotiate difficult off-road conditions on a regular basis, but what about those who simply want to add a set of bigger wheels and tires without dramatically altering how their pickup drives?