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2011 TRD sport: Need to lower for grandma.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by luv2bxxl, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Aug 29, 2011 at 2:55 AM
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    luv2bxxl

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    Aloha, I know it's sad to lower a trd sport, but I need to for my Grandmother. She cant use my step bars and it is to high for her to reach the grab bars in the truck. So, I need to lower the truck, just for now:mad: Can I do this myself? or do I need special tools. Can you guys let me know? Thanks so much!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2011 at 3:27 AM
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    Blackshirts

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    I've seen it done but it cost a pretty penny. Have you thought about getting a step stool and just keeping it in the bed of the truck.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2011 at 3:51 AM
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    MountainEarth

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    +2 on this.....2 or 3 nice wide wooden steps with grip tape on them
     
  6. Aug 29, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    i like the step stool idea. no mods. try the E-Z Foldz stool from bed bath and beyond. it is light supet sturdy and folds flat. good luck.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2011 at 5:25 AM
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    Mine is lifted and when I take grandma around town I put a step stool down for her and throw it in the bed until she needs to get out. May be worth a try before altering the truck.
     
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    My uncle had a TRD Tacoma. He kept a step stool in the back for my grandmother. 95 at the time. Now I just pick her up when she needs to get into my TRD. She is 97 and about 4' 8"
     
  9. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    seriously. consider the ez foldz stool. its lite and collapses flat. really useful for other things too. 20% of coupons are everywhere for bbb stores.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    maybe he wants to go off road?

    his grandma isnt always going to be with him every second???

    OP i would get a stool and just help her with it
     
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    dont throw grandma in the bed.
     
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    or any other RV store.

    re: Tundra Racing - ask for Tom, I believe they have sent lowering kits to dealers for disabled vets & others with special needs. Toyota does have a special disablity resource online (at least they did when I bought my truck).

    I use the Nfab tube steps with the step loops for my stubby legs...

    Ken
     
  13. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    My mother in law uses a step stool.
    We help her and she does well.
    I would try this option first. If she can't then she can't.

    When MIL gets a little worse i'll custom make one with 2 steps and stick it in the bed after use.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Check out a spa store for prefabbed steps if you don't have the time/knowledge to make them. I have a set of wooden steps that came with our spa...don't need them because we built a deck. I'm hanging on to them for the day I get a camper shell for easy entry.
     
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    maybe, just maybe he needs it for more than shuttling his Grandma around.
     
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    get a ramp, drives hers hoveround up into bed. stays in chair, get to where shes needs to be....then reverse out.

    never needs to leave the chair....or truckbed. :)
     
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    Personally I dont think that lowering kit is going to make much of a difference. The specs said it drops the front around 2ish inches or something. In the big scheme of things...is 2 inches going to make that big of a difference for her. I wouldnt think so..

    I say run the steps idea by her and see what she thinks..

    Just my .02
     
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    Have you concidered a roof rack? I'm just messing with you.
    My mom uses a small step stool when she goes for a ride...works pretty good.
     
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