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07 tundra suspension upgrades?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by niko, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. niko

    niko Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    my new plow truck is an 07 tundra. planning on putting a snowdogg md 7.5 or md 8 on it. weight around 450-500 pounds. what should i plan on doing to the front suspension prior to installing the plow. it rides pretty low as it is. i'm planning on putting snow tires on and will go as "tall" as i can w/ a tire so i may get a little ground clearence there
     
  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    A 2.5" or 3" leveling kit would make a big difference as well as taller tires. My Dad's Tundra has a stock suspension and it handles a 500lb plow fine. But, I wish it had a leveling kit so the push plates would be higher up for when we use it hunting on logging roads.
     
  3. jstevens66

    jstevens66 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I just put the rancho quicklift loaded shocks on my truck, I still need to have the alignment worked out but so far I'm pleased with them
     
  4. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Nice choice in plows!
     
  5. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    i have a curtis on my 07,and i think its 750 pounds,i added larger bump stops and am happy
     
  6. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    I wouldnt ever put a plow on a grocery getter
     
  7. atrinh15

    atrinh15 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I love my grocery getter. Ive had my share of Fords (F350,F150) and both had problems after problems. But dont regret it. Just bought this truck and lets see how long it last me.
     
  8. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    These newer Tundras are supposed to be comparable to a 3/4 ton behind a 1/2 ton badge. Id rock one!
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I'd call them a heavy 1/2 ton. They remind me of a GM 1500HD.
     
  10. niko

    niko Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    just got the plow installed today. rides nice. frame sits a little low and i like to drive on the beach so i may need to do something about that. cant tell if the timbrens raised it up at all, need to have a look in the light
     
  11. atrinh15

    atrinh15 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    We need pics what plow did you go with?
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    A 3" front and 1" rear leveling kit would take care of that. Thumbs Up
     
  13. niko

    niko Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    back rack and tool box go on this weekend. need to order a backup buddy next week. the plow frame is def too low. my f250 was the same way w/ a meyer, i put an air suspension up front in that but was never happy with it. ended up putting 350 springs up front and the front of the truck was a hair high with no plow on. dont want to end up like that again. so you guys think a 3" lift in the front and 1" rear will be the solution? i put timbrens in allready - does that raise the front at all? now i want snow. want to see what it can do

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  14. atrinh15

    atrinh15 Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    I put a 3-1 lift on mine and I love it so far. The snow dogg mount sits pretty low in general. Check out my post with the picture I uploaded. 7.6 SD fisher plow
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Very nice truck and plow. I love the green Tundras. The 3 and 1 leveling kit should help you out a lot.
     
  16. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Timbrens are larger bumpstops. They dont add any height.
     
  17. niko

    niko Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    another question - is a leveling kit just a body lift? no groundclearence gained?
     
  18. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Leveling kit for your truck prolly consists of torsion bar keys or just cranking up your stock bars.
     
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    It's not a body lift. Tundras don't have torsion bars so a leveling kit for a Tundra consist of spacers for the suspension.
     
  20. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Learn something new everyday. Are they coils in the front? But still independant suspension right?