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tundra world .com x runner lowering kit, anybody used it?

Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by jason smith, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    jason smith

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    I have a 2008 tacoma 5 lug tacoma, i was wondering how this kit would change the ride-how quick it would bottom out?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    if im not mistaken that's the spring perch, i don't know of anyone that has used it on a regular 5 lug, but the kit is pretty durable and good, although it's not the best drop option handling wise. with 2" blocks and low pro bumps you probably won't bottom out that much.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    i would like to lower it like yours, im on a tight budget,i haul stuff sometimes,400ex mostly, so i cant go too low and i dont want to notch the frame,i thought about that kit with some xrunner wheels,which are for some reason hard to find around here,i need the wheels first because the tires i got now would rub if i lowered it first.ive got the 15s with some oversized tires, the fronts are close now when i turn.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 5:38 AM
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    o yeahhhh
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    that's why i mentioned handling. it uses your stock spring, so it keeps your stock spring rate, and only lowers your center of gravity, as well as compressing the strut, vs say upping the spring rate, which would help with the actual handling of the truck. I am not saying this is a bad kit, just explaining what i meant.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    rajah dat!
     
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    if you look around there has been alot of incidents where there has been the aluminum blocks cracking
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    All I'm saying is, if you're going to shell out $350 for a couple inches of drop, might as well do it with drop coils and steel blocks.

    Sittin Sic drop coils...$275
    Steel Beefed blocks...$60
    Total for 1.7/3" drop...$335

    SOS kit gets you 1.5/2" drop...$350 (with stock coils that suck on base models)
    *Granted they are on sale now for $320.*

    I'm not saying all, or even most aluminum blocks fail. But, I have seen a few in person, and a few online. Aluminum suspension parts are fine if in the proper location. My front spacers are billet aluminum, but they are solid and have a bolt running through them. Aluminum blocks are hollow and have that connecting wall in the middle for the pin. Too much stress in that area to be running a hollow aluminum block, in my opinion.

    Remember, Mr. Gunter, the OP doesn't have an X-Runner. So if he's going to lower his whip just a little, might as well upgrade the suspension components at the same time for the same price.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    I work on semi trucks, a peterbilt truck has a aluminum block on the front leaf spring,but its not a pure aluminum its like a alloy.They hold thousands of pounds for a while, but once the road salt and some age takes over ive seen them come in cracked or with pieces missing, thats what i would be worried about with this kit,corrosion.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    yep the main beef about aluminum blocks that i have is the way theyre made...and the quality of aluminum that theyre made of.

    most aluminium blocks you find are like the second example in ryan's post. the pins in the middle have a nice tendency to shear off lol
     
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