Originally Posted by Brandon###
It's not meant to be a long travel suspension. As the article states you could swap out the uca's and get even more travel up front. Give the guys at toyota a little credit for trying to put a nice suspension package out there. How many other trucks besides the raptor come with remote reservoir shocks? And a shock package that easily cost over $1000? The answer is none.
Add up the parts that come on the baja and you will see every penny of the $4k. It's not all suspension. (No im not talking about the cost of the bro sticker too)
I am happy that the TRD guys are trying to put together a better stock truck. And I'm sure they would go even farther if they didn't have to deal with corporate toyota. I am also very happy to see that that truck comes with BFG TA/KO's. I think all TRD's should come with those!
I would be interested to see how much better it would preform off road out in the desert than a standard TRD truck.
I can't imagine that the BAJA could hit whoopties ( repetitive bumps ) without screwing things up or "pogo sticking." I'm sure it would be a little better on washboard surfaces, but I can't imagine that it's that much better.
Overall, I'd have to say that I'm glad TRD is working on upgrading the trucks, and you do get 4k worth of parts added on to the truck. I just don't see that those 4K in parts will get you much better performance off road.
People buying this truck are going to think that they can hit bumps at 50 mph and they are going to think that they can jump it off dunes, and correct me if I'm wrong, but the BAJA simply can't do those things. It's built to gain an extra 5-10 mph on washes out in the desert.
NOTE TO OP:
This thread has interested me more than another TW thread in a long time. Thanks for starting it!