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Lift effect crawler mode?

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Sargediver, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Oct 22, 2017 at 1:57 PM
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    Sargediver

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    Hi fellas, I'm new here. I'm a newbie and in the beginning phases of researching what I need to know to put a lift on my 2016 Trail Premium. It has the crawler mode feature on it. I'm wondering if putting a lift on it will effect that feature or not? Anything I need to watch out for or know?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2017 at 2:46 PM
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    JBTRD

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    Are you referring to crawl control? If so no, crawl deals with your throttle, brake/abs. Nothing with your suspension, Its basially cruise control for off road. A lift will not affect it all. The only thing that would come in play and be a burden is if you have KDSS on your runner.
     
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    This ^

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    Also, if you haven't lifted before, you'd be surprised at what a 2" does for looks, function, and maintains on the highway. Any larger and the bill goes up fast. ECGS Bushings, Upper Control Arms, bump stops. It's a rabbit hole to keep things good.

    If you have to do it, 3" without KDSS is pretty easy, 2" with KDSS is easy. Any bigger and you're looking at frame cutting with spindle lifts probably.

    You probably want to run 265/70/r17 (32" tires) or 285/65/r17 (33") tires. Bigger means cutting usually. 2" lift would clear both tires, and depending on backspacing on your wheels, you probably won't rub while turning.

    Read and search here and Tacomaworld, good info.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    3” with KDSS is pretty simple too. This is my second lifted 4Runner with KDSS and I went with OME in both instances. First 2010 Trail I did not have to get new UCA’s and i had it aligned with caster being a tick out of spec only. On my 2017 I’m getting tires Friday and it got an appointment with the alignment shop on Monday. I’ll post the results after its back from Toyota.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    @Sargediver

    I ran a Old Man Emu setup on my previous Trail addition 4Runner with KDSS, along with 285/70R17 BFG AT KO’s. Never had an issue with the Crawl Control or Multi Terrain Select. I ran it with stock control arms, trailing arms and pan hard bar and for 60k+ miles I had no problems. Of course with a lift and alignment/UCA’s results may vary. I’m speaking from personal experience.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I have a ToyTec 3" Ultimate at about 2.5, KDSS, SSO bumper and winch. Does not affect Crawl or any of the other off road functions.

    Bill
     
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