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?
A recent commenter on our Tundra tire replacement guide asked:
I’m a new owner of a 2008 Toyota Tundra with a 3 inch lift kit, and I’ve noticed that the ride on my lifted 2008 is much rougher than the ride on a new 2011. My question is: What can I do to improve the ride quality on my lifted truck?
While lift kits usually degrade a truck’s ride and handling (at least most commonly installed kits), there are some things you can do to “treat” the rough ride problem.
ProRYDE has been offering lift and leveling kits for pickups and SUVs for a number of years now. Based out of Minnesota, ProRYDE has recently been working to expand its offerings for Toyota vehicles, recently adding a 4Runner lift kit to its already existing 2007 – 2011 Toyota Tundra kit. A Toyota Tacoma lift is also on the way, although there is as of yet no timetable dictating when that product will hit the market.
How Much Lift?
The ProRYDE Tundra kit is intended to allow a fully adjustable front end lift of between 2 and 3-inches, although some owners have been able to see a range of 1.5 to 3.5 inches of adjustment after installation.
Pure Performance builds off-road suspension systems for a wide range of different applications, including the Toyota Tundra. One of the most interesting products offered to Tundra owners by the company is its 4.5” Triple Threat System, a comprehensive suspension lift kit that is aimed at hardcore all-terrain driving enthusiasts.
According to Pure Performance, “Triple Threat” refers to the suspension kit’s ability to not only improve the ride of the Tundra but also serve as a rugged trail and sand dune platform. Essentially, the Triple Threat System is designed to dramatically improve the off-road abilities of the Toyota Tundra without compromising precision or comfort when driving to and from the trail.