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itsjusti 04-28-2013 06:24 PM

Help With Alot On My Truck Build
Im going to give a brief story first. Im not building an older auto. Shes a 2000 Toyota Tundra. This however is where I am having some issues. This is the first time that I have ever heavily built onto an auto WITHOUT coilovers in the rear. Its a 3 leaf and 1 strut on each side system. This is also the first time I have built onto a RWD auto. I have always built up FWD autos with 4s and 6s. Kind of a product of age and friendships. I also have a slight problem with learning simple things. The setup shouldnt be this hard and I have researched and researched but I am still lost as to exactly what needs to be done to pull one of two options off. Here is my predicament. As I said its a 3 leaf 1 strut setup on each side. I want to try to avoid a c notch. I want to lower as much as I am able to. I havent decided if I want to stick with the leafs or convert to coilovers. I bought a flip kit but I am concerned putting it on due to driveshaft issues. If you would please explain in details on how to pull a drop with leafs without a c notch or shorter shaft and different pinions/gearing. Also the same with a coilover setup. If I were to go to coilover I want to stay away from an outer link to frame setup. I was thinking of running 4 coils on axles mounted at angles to frame or support attached to frame with two on one side and two on the other then having 4 linkage supports bars to run from axle to frame or support on frame. Any surprise issues with this route? I mainly want to stay away from having to swap out drivetrain parts. Not to that yet and I want to get a sturdy suspension system setup first even though they kind of go hand in hand in the rear but yeah. Any advice opinions anything at all is welcomed thank you.

techinspector1 04-28-2013 06:31 PM

Z the frame front and rear.

itsjusti 04-28-2013 07:08 PM

Ok if that was done would a step back down be necessary? How would the integrety of the Z'ed frame respond under loads of torque? Would this cancel out any drivetrain swapping issues? Im wanting a 7-8" if not more drop in the rear. After lightening the truck she sits raked so guesstimations it rose 2"s. I dont think I would be able to Z the front with room issues. I am going to run coilovers with different arms and rods.

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