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'12 Double Cab 2WD Lifting Questions

Hello,

I'm been lurking here for a while now and finally jumped the gun and got a 2012 Tundra Double Cab "Work Truck"

I've owned the truck for a couple of months now.. Finally got the itch to lift the truck.

I'm looking to lift my truck roughly 3 inches. Due to the fact that I have to park within a garage for work, I can't go any higher.. (yet)
Haven't thought on tires or wheels yet, but will do down the road.

I've been looking into Coilovers and Coach Shackles.

CST + ICONs Coilovers + Coach 2" shackles
CST + King Coilover + Coach 2" shackles

Any options or different route I should take?

Budget for this would be 3K roughly, Of course saving as much as I can possible.

Thanks for all your helps!
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IMO, there is no better itch to scratch than the "lift itch"

CST will give you 3.5" lift. Once you start adding coilovers to the CST, you're looking at 5-7" lift, depending on how you set the coilovers. Or, you can keep your stock shocks with the CST's, and just have 3.5" lift. Unless, you are just going to install coilovers and set them to 0" lift? That would be cool, but a bit overboard in my opinion, if you aren't offroading. But if ya got the cash, go for it!

Also, if your $3k budget includes wheels and tires, you are already over budget. Wheels and tires gonna run you $1600+, depending on which way you go.

If your $3k budget is just for the lift, you can count on about $900 for the CST, $1k+ for the coilovers, then about $400-500 for the shackles and longer shocks for rear.

If you can skip the coilovers, then I think you can get it all done for close to $3k, with new wheels and tires. $900 for CST, $500 for shackles and shocks, $1600 for wheels and tires. It can be done, if you can just cut your costs a little on the wheels. Discount Tire Direct has some nice wheels that they make/sell in house for around $150/wheel, which will allow you around $1000 for tires, which is very doable. Actually, you could get a set of 295/70/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers for around $1k, then a set of the MB TKO for around $560, and DTD may be able to cut you a deal on the package.

If you are wanting to go taller, like CST + coilovers in front for more lift, you're gonna have to set aside a little more money to bring your assend up a little higher.

Do it! (then post pics)


edit- oops, didn't realize this was a poll I don't know anything about either, so I'm not voting...but I'm sure they are both good.
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Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply.

Well, 3K would be for the lift. Now that I think about it, the garage has a maximum height of 7'2. I think I should be about to do a 5 inch lift with no issue! =D

I wanna do the CST and Coilovers for the front, but I am unsure of what to do for the rear.
I've been looking into ICON Rear Expansion Pack System and a-leaf for the rear.

I'm not sure what the differents is between the two..

Never lifted a truck before so I'm unsure on how everything works, But I know for sure I don't wanna run blocks in the back.

As for the wheels, I'm gonna hold off for a while just to see how the lift goes.
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5" lift will look funny with stock wheels and tires

I ran the Icon expansion pack, it was nice. I think it gave me about 1.5" lift. I eventually replaced my whole rear springs with OME. I think the ride would be much better with the Icon Expansion Pack, instead of an AAL. The obvious difference between the two would be price. AAL's can be had for cheap, like $75 or so. The Icon pack is around $250 + shipping I think.

Depending on which AAL you get, you can get anywhere from 1-2" of lift or so. The AAL may stiffen up your ride a little bit. I've never run an AAL, that's just what I heard. I believe the true purpose of the AAL is for a better towing experience, but a lot of guys use it just for lift.

If you go up 5" in front, you'll really only need about 2-3" in back. Coachbuilder's +3 shackle (~1.5" lift) and the Icon expansion pack (~1.5" lift) will get that done...or, CB shackle and an AAL. But if you can afford it, I'd go with the shackles and icons, instead of the AAL's (unless you tow/haul). If you tow/haul, the AAL might make better sense than the Icon.
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hahaha, Thanks for info!

looks like I'm gonna invest in

Front : CST + ICONs
Rear : ICONs Ext. Pack + Coach

I feel you on the wheels, They don't look right on the truck now..

Thanks for all your help sir!

I'll make sure to make a new thread once I get everything rolling! (or update this one if possible)
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hahaha, Thanks for info!

looks like I'm gonna invest in

Front : CST + ICONs
Rear : ICONs Ext. Pack + Coach

I feel you on the wheels, They don't look right on the truck now..

Thanks for all your help sir!

I'll make sure to make a new thread once I get everything rolling! (or update this one if possible)

With that setup you are looking at around 6" depending on if the icons is adjustable coilovers or not. IMO, just go all out at once and park your truck down the street and walk into work just like me . My 2wd truck is about 10-11" lift and the parking garage has the clearance of 6'6". There is no freaking way i can squeeze that truck into it. So i park approx 1 block away from work and walk my happy arse every morning. Oh BTW, walking in the morning and afternoon is good for ya health.
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IMO, there is no better itch to scratch than the "lift itch"

CST will give you 3.5" lift. Once you start adding coilovers to the CST, you're looking at 5-7" lift, depending on how you set the coilovers. Or, you can keep your stock shocks with the CST's, and just have 3.5" lift. Unless, you are just going to install coilovers and set them to 0" lift? That would be cool, but a bit overboard in my opinion, if you aren't offroading. But if ya got the cash, go for it!

Also, if your $3k budget includes wheels and tires, you are already over budget. Wheels and tires gonna run you $1600+, depending on which way you go.

If your $3k budget is just for the lift, you can count on about $900 for the CST, $1k+ for the coilovers, then about $400-500 for the shackles and longer shocks for rear.

If you can skip the coilovers, then I think you can get it all done for close to $3k, with new wheels and tires. $900 for CST, $500 for shackles and shocks, $1600 for wheels and tires. It can be done, if you can just cut your costs a little on the wheels. Discount Tire Direct has some nice wheels that they make/sell in house for around $150/wheel, which will allow you around $1000 for tires, which is very doable. Actually, you could get a set of 295/70/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers for around $1k, then a set of the MB TKO for around $560, and DTD may be able to cut you a deal on the package.

If you are wanting to go taller, like CST + coilovers in front for more lift, you're gonna have to set aside a little more money to bring your assend up a little higher.

Do it! (then post pics)


edit- oops, didn't realize this was a poll I don't know anything about either, so I'm not voting...but I'm sure they are both good.
Heck, my wheels and tires is already $3300 ish . I would run on the stock wheels till the tires is due for replacement then move up. At least that will give you a few months or so .

Don't be like Sam selling wheels and tires every month. TT members thought Sam is the Co-owner of discount tire
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Hello,

I'm been lurking here for a while now and finally jumped the gun and got a 2012 Tundra Double Cab "Work Truck"

I've owned the truck for a couple of months now.. Finally got the itch to lift the truck.

I'm looking to lift my truck roughly 3 inches. Due to the fact that I have to park within a garage for work, I can't go any higher.. (yet)
Haven't thought on tires or wheels yet, but will do down the road.

I've been looking into Coilovers and Coach Shackles.

CST + ICONs Coilovers + Coach 2" shackles
CST + King Coilover + Coach 2" shackles

Any options or different route I should take?

Budget for this would be 3K roughly, Of course saving as much as I can possible.

Thanks for all your helps!
Sounds like you are definitely heading in the right direction with your 2wd but if you want some great spindles and want to save some big bucks please check out our 3.5" Tundra spindles that we just released. Here is a link to the thread that i posted about the spindles. they are available now! 07-12 tundra 2wd 3.5" lift spindles available now!
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What's the diff in these and CST spindle??
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Also curious if these kick wheels out an inch like the CST's
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Sean must not log on during the weekends.....

Hope to get some more info... I went to website.... But the page is all distorted and info / pics are all layers on top of each other...
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What's the diff in these and CST spindle??
Maxtrac spindles are a ductile iron cast design and the CST Spindles are Fabricated. Maxtrac spindles are made of the same material that your factory Toyota spindles are made out of but much more beefed up. Also our Jobber price on the spindles w/ DOT approved brakelines is $300 less. Those are the major differences. Thanks I hope this info helps!
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Also curious if these kick wheels out an inch like the CST's
To answer your question about the track width, yes they do. they kick out your track with about 1" per side
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Maxtrac spindles are a ductile iron cast design and the CST Spindles are Fabricated. Maxtrac spindles are made of the same material that your factory Toyota spindles are made out of but much more beefed up. Also our Jobber price on the spindles w/ DOT approved brakelines is $300 less. Those are the major differences. Thanks I hope this info helps!
u got my attention
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Maxtrac spindles are a ductile iron cast design and the CST Spindles are Fabricated. Maxtrac spindles are made of the same material that your factory Toyota spindles are made out of but much more beefed up. Also our Jobber price on the spindles w/ DOT approved brakelines is $300 less. Those are the major differences. Thanks I hope this info helps!
I like the way the 6 inch kit for the 2wd looks but I can't find a dealer on the locate section, where can I get some more info on it and pricing. The mobile/iPad site cuts off one side of the page
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