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Question TRD Pro suspension kit or 5100's or something else?

I am new to this so if I sound like a moron on this please don't hesitate to help me learn... I have a 2016 TRD Off-Road with 3500 miles and am considering upgrading the suspension to the TRD Pro suspension kit OR 5100's OR are there other options I should consider? I would like to level it out and from what I have read the Pro Suspension Kit OR 5100's will do that for me and give a better ride- however the the TRD Pro kit will cost $3200... Are there better options I should consider that may cost less or the same? On asphalt 75% of the time.

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Don't worry about sounding like a moron, this site is full of Canadians. The Pro suspension ride is fantastic, however, for the money it's not really your best buy. 5100's will work fine and are a inexpensive alternative that seem to be pretty reliable for most. Just avoid a spacer lift and you should be alright. I think for the cost of Pro suspension you could actually go Icon if you wanted. Really though, if height is mainly what you want and you don't plan to off-road your truck much then 5100's are likely the most cost effective option.
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Thank you, that is helpful. My only concern around stepping outside of the Pro suspension is voiding the warranty- or so that is what I see alot of folks talking about on here. Any insight there?
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I think the only warranty issues would be if they can prove that whatever you put on your truck caused the problem for which you are making the warranty claim.

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Generally, you won't get hassled much with a 2-3" lift regardless of how you do it. Worst case, the dealer would probably install 5100's for you and give you something in writing that they won't hold it against your warranty, however, you'll end up paying a lot more through them. I had a 2016 Pro and the suspension really is nice so you likely would not regret the purchase, however, it's really pricey if your truck is more of a mall queen.
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Look at the Fox 2.0 IPS as an option. I have them and LOVE them. Iíve had the 5100ís on my previous Titan and they were good also. Prefer the Fox setup by far. Both are upgrades.


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Thank @KentuckyCop , that looks awesome and is exactly what I am looking for.
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@KentuckyCop do you happen to have the links as to what your purchased? If not, no worries.

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I would like to level it out and from what I have read the Pro Suspension Kit OR 5100's will do that for me and give a better ride
Describe "better ride"?

Aftermarket shocks are usually tuned for better offroad performance which will make them stiffer on smaller road bumps. Increasing spring preload to get lift (which all decent strut lifts will do) will also make it stiffer. Some people like stiffer, some don't.

Your best affordable option, I'd vote for 6112s front (set on the 2nd notch from the bottom, if you want smooth on road) and 5100s rear. Don't raise the rear, it will still have a little rake. Note that the cost of installing struts isn't cheap, plus you'll need an alignment.


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I bought the Fox 2.0 Coilovers that come pre loaded for 2 inches of raise from the factory. It basically levels it out with the rear. I then replaced the rear with Fox 2.0 series to keep it all in the same family. They JUST replaced the rear TRDS. No rubbing or anything....
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@rruff I guess I should say I do not want to compromise the the existing ride... to your point "Note that the cost of installing struts isn't cheap, plus you'll need an alignment." I think I am coming to the realization that replacing the suspension all around is not within the budget I want to spend right now if I factor in the cost new tires on-top of "leveling" the truck in some fashion, especially considering the fact the truck is on pavement 75% of the time... SO now I am up in the air between 5100's on the front OR spacer lift (due to cost, or lack thereof)... Any other suggestions or recommendations?
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I would and did go with 5100ís over a spacer kit. With the 5100 youíre actually raising the spring mounting point to lift the truck instead of spacing the body up with a spacer thus putting more stress on the strut assembly, which is why you see spacer kits collapsing the struts.


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Yeah... I want to avoid that...
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