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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by WoodyWagon, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Jun 25, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    WoodyWagon

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    I'm new to the forum, so I apologize if this has been covered, but I searched and couldn't find relevent info.
    I have a 2009 TRD Offroad, and I would like to LOWER it, but only about a half inch or so. The stepout of this truck is a little high for me, and for my wife also, who is disabled. She claims that it is okay, but I can see that it isn't. I like this truck, and everything about it, except the step in and out height. I am not into OffRoading, or playing in the mud, so a little less ground clearence wouldn't be a problem for me. I inquired at the dealer about any lowering option from Toyota, but no joy.
    I really only want to lower it just a little, without changing wheels or tires.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    ckeeton

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    i honestly do not know, i know of a couple people on here that have lowered, i'll try and find them. hold on
     
  3. Jun 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Why not step bars?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    Go from 265 tires down to 245.... that will lower a bit.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    WoodyWagon

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    I thought about step bars, but they are probalmatic for my wife. We tried a truck with running boards, but they actually make the situation for us worse.
    I am only looking for a half inch, maybe 3/4 of an inch.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    WoodyWagon

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    The tires only have 10,500 miles on them, I was hoping to not have to buy tires for a few more years, although in two years or so I will probably replace them due to age.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    Are you in Langhorne PA ?
     
  8. Jun 26, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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    WoodyWagon

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    Yes, in Langhorne. I bought it from Team Toyota.
     
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