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caelkhnter
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Sep-30-17, 
12:11 PM (MST)
"Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

So I finally replaced my 1997 Landcruiser with a 2016 4Runner TrdPro. The 4 Wheel drive vehicles I previously owned all had straight axles both front and back. As a result, for most normal back road and hunting conditions, no significant lift was required to be able to navigate deep rutted roads or roads with normal but significant debris. What I have found with my 4Runner is that it has clearance issues because of the independent suspension.

I would like to get additional clearance but I want to avoid 2 issues. First, I do not want my vehicle to be raised to such a point it looks like a Monster truck. Second, as I am older and generally softer, I would like keep the softer ride provided by the original suspension system.

So is there a suspension system I can purchase and have installed that will add significant lift to the undercarriage, not give my vehicle a hard, unforgiving, stiff suspension, and will not look like I raised it like a monster truck?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Any advice...  mtmuley      Sep-30-17   1 
  RE: Any advice...  BeanMan      Sep-30-17   2 
   RE: Any advice...  caelkhnter      Oct-01-17   3 
    RE: Any advice...  Hunterturbo      Oct-03-17   4 
 RE: Any advice...  blazingsadd...      Oct-03-17   5 
  RE: Any advice...  SLIVER      Oct-05-17   6 
   RE: Any advice...  caelkhnter      Oct-05-17   7 

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mtmuley
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Sep-30-17, 
01:07 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

Lots of Toyota forums out there. That's where I'd look. mtmuley

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BeanMan
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Sep-30-17, 
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2. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

We drove the Wife's 2016 4runner up to the Mt Sneffels trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin this summer. It is as rough a road as I would care to drive a new vehicle up and I didn't think we needed more clearance. The stock tires were another story.

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caelkhnter
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Oct-01-17, 
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3. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

I experienced clearance issues on my archery elk hunt, both on deep rutted roads and with rocks on the roads. These were conditions which would not have been an issue for my old Landcruiser, which had standard suspension. So I know this is a concern from my personal experience.

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Oct-03-17, 
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4. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

I bought the Old Man EMU lift 2.5"-3" for my 14 Tacoma. Off road and highway it's a little stiffer but off road it's a better suspension. Driving both stock vehicles side by side in rutted and bumpy areas with stock tires I will take the lifted one before the stock off road. Nothing will beat a stock for the highway, but changing the tires makes a lot of difference, heavy sturdy off road tires will make the ride deteriorate much worse than the lift will, good luck.
BTW air your tires down for a better ride.
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Oct-03-17, 
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5. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

I have ran spacer kits, Old Man Emu, and most recently did Fox Coilovers. All have been leveling kits. Both the OMU and Fox are very nice off road and firmer than stock on road, but not in a bad way.
I found the Fox coilover set up to be hands down better off road than the OMU. The harder you push it, the smoother it gets.
If you run spacers for your lift, your overall ride will suffer.
+1 on tire choice and airing down your tires on rocky roads.

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Oct-05-17, 
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6. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

I have a '14 4runner trail edition, and we did a 3" ToyTec lift and 33" tires. Helps perform off road much better. Not sure I'd own another 4runner without lifting it, but I also don't think I'd ever go larger than the 3" with 33's.

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caelkhnter
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Oct-05-17, 
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7. "RE: Any advice on a lift/suspension kit for my 2016 4Runner"

Sliver:

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