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    hey guys ive been looking around on socaltundras and ive decided to upgrade my suspension from the bilsteins... i will be doing mild off roading for fun... im trying to decide whether to go full long travel or to buy a kit like this for the truck (link below) it has fox remote reservoir coilovers and total chaos uca's and rear shocks....Off Road Warehouse - Suspension Lift Kits Total Chaos Toyota Suspension 00-06 Toyota Tundra Fox Remote Reservoir Coilover Kit w/ Upper Control Arms & Rear Shocks

    have any of you guys ran a set up like that or what do u reccomend?

    thanks!!
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    (TRUCK) 2000 tundra limited 4.7 v8 (MODS)2.5 bilstein leveling shocks, custom cat back exhaust, afe stake 2 CAI, wheels are on 265 75r16 bfg AT tires

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    Default Re: tundra fox/ lt advice!

    without knowing your personally or seeing how you drive I will tell you this: If you are 'hooked' on off roading, the uppers/bolt in coilovers will make you want long travel.

    Either you choice to use Total Chaos is wise They make the best bolt on kit for a Tundra hands down. You might consider using King for your shocks. They're easier to re-build/re-valve in my opinion. And their customer service/quality is second to none.

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    I'll tell you from personal experience, Fox did little to no R&D on those coilovers. The overall design is great but there is one very annoying flaw: the location they chose for the reservoir. They placed it so that your tire will eat the hydraulic line when turning at full lock if you run anything bigger than a stock tire. I tried relocating them, but the hose is either too long or too short to put them out of harms way. I've emailed them more than once but they aren't worried about fixing the issue since they don't sell many of these units. I'm hoping I can at least get them to provide a hose that can be used to place these elsewhere. I don't want them in the motor bay next to my headers.

    Other than that, it's a great product. If I could go back, I'd get the Fox without remote reservoirs, they didn't make them when I got mine. Off Road Warehouse - Shocks Fox Shocks O.E. Applications Toyota Fox Shocks Fox Shox Factory Series Front Coil-Overs 0-3'' Lift for 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra 4wd/2wd Save $200 and headache.
    There were two members here who have the rear shocks, both reported the piggyback body hitting the parking brake cable. Maybe Fox doesn't own a first gen Tundra? Disappointing when they come at top dollar.
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    thanks for the input guys!!!! i am really in to off roading.... im just afraid that if i dont go long travel i will eventually want it and have to upgrade........is there a big difference between the kits?
    (TRUCK) 2000 tundra limited 4.7 v8 (MODS)2.5 bilstein leveling shocks, custom cat back exhaust, afe stake 2 CAI, wheels are on 265 75r16 bfg AT tires

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    Yeah. Long travel is way more expensive and requires significantly more maintenance than a mid travel set up would. As far as driving, long travel is more tunable and doesn't have any real downfalls. Don't get me wrong though, I've put my mid travel kit through abuse, but it is almost the same amount of travel a stock Tundra would have. Don't mistake the term "mid travel" as a halfway point between stock and long travel, it just refers to the fact that your truck will sit midway between drooped and compressed as opposed to sitting closer to compressed. In my opinion, seeing that you already run on 5100's, getting better coilovers and upper arms won't give you a huge advantage over what you currently have. Driving technique accounts for more than comparable parts in your situation.

    You will need to find out what you want, and aim for that rather than upgrade later. The key is, what kind of off roading do you see in your future? Fast runs across relatively smooth terrain, or slower runs across any kind of terrain? Go to the off road section of the forum, there is a post in the sticky section called "off road mods", read it because it will help you decide what to do.
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    Default Re: tundra fox/ lt advice!

    thank you tundrunk i will go check that out!
    (TRUCK) 2000 tundra limited 4.7 v8 (MODS)2.5 bilstein leveling shocks, custom cat back exhaust, afe stake 2 CAI, wheels are on 265 75r16 bfg AT tires

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