View Full Version : 2000 Tundra Suspension advie - non lift
06-22-2011, 11:18 PM
Hoping you can help me. With my 2000 Tundra at 250k miles on the stock suspension I am looking to replace it. New front struts/coil overs and new shocks in the rear with maybe the addition of an air spring setup. I use the truck as a DD, with the occational heavy towing. I have never really been a fan of Bilstiens, but it came stock with them, so I am keeping an open mind. So what do you all suggest?
Oh, and I do not want to lift it. I actually like this truck at it's current stock heigth(though I truely believe it's the lowest 4x4 Tundra I have ever seen, and I see a TON here in Truckee)
Cheers, and thanks for the info.
06-22-2011, 11:26 PM
Ya know, I am in the same boat, don't want any lift.. just a better suspension.
06-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Maybe try RCD they might have something for you.
06-23-2011, 12:36 AM
For no lift Bilsteins are the best IMO. You can order the same yellow one's, or upgrade to the 5100's and set them at no lift. I would get 5100's front and rear and be done. The ride will be get for up there in Truckee. I ran 5100's all over Prosser, Boca, Stampeed, Downieville, everywhere in Truckee (love that place) and they were great! Keep an eye out for my truck, I'll be the for a week fairly soon!! Good luck.
06-23-2011, 09:17 PM
I'd go for the adjustable 5100's set at their lowest (stock height) setting. You'll get a better ride than the yellow shocks and if you ever change your mind about the height......
Timbrens or Airlift Air Cells in the rear, a no hassle no air required option compared to air bags. Paired with a new set of leaf springs and some 5100 Bilsteins rear shocks and it'll ride stock, haul what you need and be maintenance free.
06-23-2011, 09:31 PM
So it's looking like 5100 are the what you'll suggest. I checked RCD, couldn't find a no lift option. Thanks though. One question about the 5100's for the front. It looks like I will still have to use my original coil spring. Or is there one I can buy with the spring as well? Haven't been able to find one yet.
Airsoft, I have been looking at those on line. I would love to see a set in person before I go that route. New set of leafs I was thinking about, just not sure if I should go custom (Denver or Alcan) or stock.
Thanks for the advise, anything else is always welcome. :)
06-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Since you are replacing stuff can you pick up a new set of front springs too? Then you can install them on the Bilsteins and swap out the old coliover for an entirely new set.
Rears - Deavers, Alcans or stock, you really can't go wrong....
I've got the AirCells on mine. They only touch with a load on so the stock ride is still there. With some weight on them it really helps stabilize the vehicle at all speeds
06-24-2011, 10:55 PM
06-24-2011, 11:13 PM
Ummm, good question. As little as possible, but as much as nessasary. :sombrero:
I really don't mind spending money on quality parts if they will live up to the price. I also like to save whereever I can. So if there is something "cheaper" that performs just as well, I am happy to get that.
Not sure if that helps or not. :ylsmoke:
06-25-2011, 01:07 AM
07-28-2012, 12:52 AM
I have been trying to decide the same thing (upgrade suspension/handling rather than lift and make ride like crap) and the 5100's seem to be the least expensive quality setup with a better more expensive option being Icon, Fox Racing Shox, King Shocks. Now I just need to find where to get the best deal on them ;)
07-28-2012, 01:09 AM
hey not trying to thread jack or anything. but how much would like 5100’s and maybe new springs al coast? dad has a ’00 tundra 4x4 ac cab. and it also has around 200k to 250k on it. i was looking the other day and i know leaf springs are pretty much flat.
07-28-2012, 02:09 AM
I just noticed this thread is a bit old but maybe there is some more insight since 2011:costumed-smiley-007
08-02-2012, 02:44 AM
Haha, no worries. I always like bringing back old threads. On the down side, do to life getting in the way I have still not replaced the suspension yet. On the up side it has given me more time to do more research. I will be finally getting to this in the next month or so. I decided to go with the ToyTec front coil overs and a set of bills out back. Rear springs will be stock replacement with an airbag assist. I helped a friend put this exact setup on his 2000 Tundra and he loves it. The only difference is I will be running my fronts at almost stock height instead of lifted. I like the truck where it sits now.
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