Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

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    Default Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    Thinking about maybe turning my 2003 Tundra into a Dump Truck, I have seen a number of kits out there..wondeirng up much it affects load capacity and wondering if there is anythign else i need to consider
    2003 Limited with lift package and 17" american Racing Wheels - Branford, CT

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    Default Re: Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    How about a dump trailer?

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    Default Re: Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    thought about gettng a trailer, but cost of the trailer is same or more as one of the kits, then also you have a trailer to get a plate for and store in the yard somewhere,,just one more thing to worry about...these just seem so easy
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    but if they dont work well, ad tons of weight, kill gas mileate and decrease load capacity, then i dont thinkI will bother and will just shovel the bed out and unload by hand
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    Default Re: Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    I will definately decrease your load acrrying capacity. The dump components have weight to them, so adding it to your truck is just like throwing a bunch of metal into your truck bed. I think you best bet would be to get a dump trailer.

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    Default Re: Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    The best I could tell ya is that the Tundra is a play truck you can work with, whereas most of the trucks (there's one small one??) they picture are work trucks you can play with.

    1st-gen Tundras use a semi-float rear axle and small leaf springs. It's inexpensive and rides comfortably. In my opinion "doing it right" would involve a lot more than a dump conversion...a full-floater rear and higher spring rate. These trucks aren't built like the old-school 1-ton dually mini trucks.

    The trailer is probably a better solution, or just loading and unloading by hand.

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    Default Re: Anyone Install a Dump Kit?

    Most aftermarket dumps also take away your towing because the box dumps but the bumper don't.
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