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For all those that have lowered your Tundras....looking for some advice and recommendations.

I have a 2011 Tundra Double Cab, 2WD, SR5 TRD Off Road. I just bought the truck a week ago and would like to lower it 3" in the front and 5" rear. After doing alot of research lowering the truck more than a 2/4 means more tire wear. I considered the following kits:

Belltech 2/4 (441sp kit): Called Belltech but they said since I have the TRD their shocks will not fit the truck.
DJM2808-3/5 : Their kit only includes the rear flip and Callmax control arms...no shocks not coils.
TR2051 2/4: Must purchase rear short Billstein shocks, no coils. Heard great things about these kits...not to mention the customer service is top notch.
McGaughys 2/4 (98010): Haven't hear much about this kit.

Considering I would like close to 3/5....It looks like I might have to settle for a 2/4. Which doesn't look bad. Is there anyone who had a 2WD SR5 TRD truck who has lowered their truck?

Any recommendations, insights...your experience and knowledge will help me decide what to do here.
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We have a 2007 Crewmax LTD 2WD that had the TRD offroad package. Front is lowered 2" using Belltech Street Performance adjustable struts and rear lowered 4.5" with SOS Performance rear flip kit and Belltech Street Performance shocks. Ride quality is still good. If you want 3" in front I'd recommend McGaughy's 2" lowering spindle combined with Belltech strut or SOS spring perch for the additional 1" because I've heard the DJM kit throws off the front alignment.


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For all those that have lowered your Tundras....looking for some advice and recommendations.

I have a 2011 Tundra Double Cab, 2WD, SR5 TRD Off Road. I just bought the truck a week ago and would like to lower it 3" in the front and 5" rear. After doing alot of research lowering the truck more than a 2/4 means more tire wear. I considered the following kits:

Belltech 2/4 (441sp kit): Called Belltech but they said since I have the TRD their shocks will not fit the truck.
DJM2808-3/5 : Their kit only includes the rear flip and Callmax control arms...no shocks not coils.
TR2051 2/4: Must purchase rear short Billstein shocks, no coils. Heard great things about these kits...not to mention the customer service is top notch.
McGaughys 2/4 (98010): Haven't hear much about this kit.

Considering I would like close to 3/5....It looks like I might have to settle for a 2/4. Which doesn't look bad. Is there anyone who had a 2WD SR5 TRD truck who has lowered their truck?

Any recommendations, insights...your experience and knowledge will help me decide what to do here.
Thank You
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I had the McGaughys on my trd. Lowering spindles up front and flip on the rear, I liked it, rode good and didn't have to replace anything else that way. Front spindles are the way to go as far as alignment goes. I did feel like I got more than 4" drop in the rear, probably more what you're looking for. When towing I ran bags so it wouldn't bottom out it was so low. I ran 22" wheels with a 33" tire equivalent on it. I'll try to find a pic of it for you.

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I'd like to join the group. Had the TRD lowering kit installed on Saturday.


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I'd like to join the group. Had the TRD lowering kit installed on Saturday.

Looks good!
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Thanks and surprised how many people think I should take the mudflaps and steps off.


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It could the angle where the picture been taken.
It's look like back higher the front ? It's possible you take some more picture . What is the measurement between the center of back wheel to the rear fender?
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Planning to lower the rear with trd and shackles to level.
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I will try and get some measurements this weekend in between all my other crap to do. The front and rear are both lowered with the TRD kit. It's not a huge drop being a 2/4 kit.


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Truck looks good can't wait to lower mine
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Great Job Rich,
It Looks Fantastic... Lowering My 2008 CC With The TRD 2/4 Kit Is Next On My Bucket List... Did You Have Any Alignment Issues?

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Truck looks good can't wait to lower mine
Thanks and no alignment issues at all.

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It Looks Fantastic... Lowering My 2008 CC With The TRD 2/4 Kit Is Next On My Bucket List... Did You Have Any Alignment Issues?

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Thanks man. No issues aligning. Truck aligns to factory specs.

Some assclown on Craigslist sold me some 24s. I went to install and it rode horrible- vibration and wobble. Went to put my wheels back on, got it alignment again and now I get steering wheel vibration from my wheels which previously rode great...

Going in for a routine 5k alignment/rotation this week- hope it clears up some of the steering wheel vibration. My previous truck had the same steering wheel vibration issue- seems common with aftermarket wheels
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This RCSB handles the hilly-twisty-curvy two lane blacktop at speed with ease, the only problem I experienced was temporarily losing sight of his Subaru Outback directly in front of me as we negotiated the sharp left-hand curves... the huge A pillar in the Tundra is what blocked my view.

Toggling the sequential 6 speed kept me off the brakes, and allowed me to whip through the turns - it was a great roller coaster ride in the rain & fog. We encountered one slower driver, and they pulled over to let us pass - we appreciated their courtesy.
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Thanks man. No issues aligning. Truck aligns to factory specs.

Some assclown on Craigslist sold me some 24s. I went to install and it rode horrible- vibration and wobble. Went to put my wheels back on, got it alignment again and now I get steering wheel vibration from my wheels which previously rode great...

Going in for a routine 5k alignment/rotation this week- hope it clears up some of the steering wheel vibration. My previous truck had the same steering wheel vibration issue- seems common with aftermarket wheels
garzanium, did those 24" aftermarket wheels have hub centric rings. If not that would explain the wobble and vibration issues. Also if you don't clean the mating surfaces of the wheels and hubs it could cause vibration. Just a little corrosion will do it.
Also I think the steps look good on that color truck.


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