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Hi Folks,
Glad to have found a more specific 2nd Gen Sequoia forum! I'm a previous Tundra owner (2001, 2006, 2016, 2021) so pretty familiar with the general platform but recently traded the newest one in for a more family friendly Sequoia. I'm very happy with it but had a few questions pertaining to lift + spacers/tires.

My mechanic suggested new rear shocks, so I feel like I am divining into this at the right time. My vehicle currently sits about dead level... I am guessing this is due to worn/sagging rear springs (?)... it had 180k on it and looks like original shocks + springs. I also just picked up a set of Tundra TRD 18" take offs with 275/70 Duratracs.
It seems I can fit those alright w/o much or any rubbing as is, but I dig the wider stance and would like to do 1" spacers.

I know Bora and Spidertrax do easily available 1.25" but I'd rather just go 1".
Does anyone have experience with these: Trail-Gear Hub-Centric Wheel Spacer Kits (5x150mm) for 98-20 Land Cruiser, 08-20 Sequoia and 07-20 Tundra
Trail Gear hub centric spacers...

Along with the wheels/tires, spacers [no serious off-roading for me - just gravel and occasional forest service roads and snowy/muddy farm trails/fields] I would like to lift the vehicle a bit.

My real question is, if I were to do 1/2" Coachbuilder shims in the front (1") lift and a 1.5" coil spacer in the rear... what new rear shocks should I get? I know the 5100's accommodate up to 1" lift, would that be sufficient to cover the 1.5" spacer? Or, should I drop a few more dollars and get the 1.75" Dobinsons springs and shocks?

Thanks for any insights!!
 

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I have Dobinsons 1.75” springs/shocks in the rear of my 14’ and they are amazing! I have Bilstein 6112’s in front and again, great shocks! Less squat from acceleration, less roll, more planted feel to the truck. I would definitely do a real suspension set up and pass on the spacers. I went through months of research and at one point had a ReadyLift kit at my house but returned it. Read this thread:

 

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Thanks Farns, Yeah, I would never do a real front spacer lift. The CB is just a shim that stays w/in the safe limits (talk more with Dave Ekstrom for details - fascinating) but great to hear about the Dobinsons rears. I think I'll go that route w/ the 1.75" and either do the 1" fronts or see how my front shocks are doing and possibly go Billy 5100 or 6112s.
 

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My .02 - I have 5100s in the back and haven't been too thrilled with them. I wish I'd gone with 6112s. I hadn't planned to tow/haul much but had to help some family out a few months ago with a trailer. The squat was egregious and it seems as if they still haven't recovered. I'm in the market for something more robust.

I have no experience with the Trail Gears but I am currently running the Spidertrax 1.25" spacers on OE stockers (60 mm offset) with 275/70s. Puts the tires just about flush with the fenders. I went this route because I couldn't get the wheels I wanted when I got my lift, but the enormous stock offset made it look super silly.

It's a temporary fix. I did a lot of research into wheel spacers given that there are some horror stories about them out there. Spidertrax were highly recommended by numerous knowledgeable folks so I went that route. I have had no issues with them so far.

I plan on going with new wheels/tires early next year with a more aggressive offset. Won't change the stance much but I want to eliminate the spacers eventually.

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I also used Spidertrax briefly before lifting my 08 Lift. They worked well and I had no issues. I also ran them on an 04 & 08 4Runner in the past without issue. Like dargyle6 They put the tires just about even with the side of the wheel well when I was running 275/60/20s on OEM Limited Wheels.

I have been happy with my lift, almost 3 years now and 40k miles, but I added Airlift airbags this summer since I started towing a boat every weekend. They definitely helped with sag. I have had no issues with the 1.5" spring spacers in the rear and the bilsteins on the 2.5" perch in the front. If I had the Cash I would go with the 6112s. I sit almost dead level now. But the back does sag a bit when loaded.

Best of luck.
 

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Thanks for the input friends - I am on the way slowly. I put the 1" Trail Gear spacers on last week and I really like how they put the 275/70 DuraTracs right at the fender. I was able to locate a set of 1.75" Dobinsons rear coils to go with my 5100s and hoping to get everything installed in a week or two. Looking closely at Farnsrocket's build and a few others I think I will set the Billys at the middle clip on the front (1.87" lift I believe) leaving a bit of rake. Here is a photo of the new to me wheels/tires/spacers.
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Thanks for the input friends - I am on the way slowly. I put the 1" Trail Gear spacers on last week and I really like how they put the 275/70 DuraTracs right at the fender. I was able to locate a set of 1.75" Dobinsons rear coils to go with my 5100s and hoping to get everything installed in a week or two. Looking closely at Farnsrocket's build and a few others I think I will set the Billys at the middle clip on the front (1.87" lift I believe) leaving a bit of rake. Here is a photo of the new to me wheels/tires/spacers.
Here's my install thread

 
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