I have begun the quest for figuring out what to do to help my rear end on my '08 Tundra. Sorry for the long winded details, but from my searching, I have a very typical setup and I could not find any great answers.
A few details:
1. I have a nicely appointed Hawk on my '08 Tundra (Double cab, 5.7L, TRD, 4x4, Tow Package).
2. Per FWC weight list, it's right at 1,373#. My capacity is 1,520 #. As I usually carry trout rods or surfboards I'm just at 100%.
3. I have Firestone Airbags. These work fine on highways but off road they are very limited in articulation.
4. When I got the truck, there was a spacer leveling kit installed (Rough Country 87000 2.5-inch - 3-inch Suspension Leveling Lift Kit for Toyota: 07-18 Tundra 4WD). When my Hawk was on, I could not reach the top to put my surfboards on (see my solution for that at: Loading / Unloading Roof racks here at WTW) so I came up with a fix.
5. I then removed the leveling kit, and at 6'5" I can just reach up for the boards now!
What I want is:
A. Remove the air bags for better off road travel
B. Keep stock height.
"Kevin" from FB FWC did ARB Dakar springs with two Add-a-Spring on each side. According to him this is great; however, it adds about 2.5" in the rear. Not the 'end of the world' but it does conflict with desire B. I've reached out to 2 suspension shops, and it appears that B causes quite a bit of challenge. They are looking into it, but have come up with nothing.
Now for question: Can anyone share experience with SuperSprings SSA27 (They are offered right on the FWC website)?
- They add 1,650# which seems perfect.
- They would keep me at stock height.
- If they are a bit too low, I still have the 1.5" block from my old leveling kit, which seems would allow me to 'adjust' the height if needed.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thx.