2nd Gen 2013 Toyota Sequoia Lift and Tire Upgrade
Are you asking yourself, should I lift my Toyota Sequoia? You’ve come to the right place. When going on an overland trip and we can’t crawl under our 4x4 we always get a little nervous. There are 2 main reasons for this. The first is that if you can’t crawl under your vehicle you can’t see for yourself the condition of the equipment. The second is when driving down rocky roads, crossing rivers or sand you aren’t as limited by your ground clearance. After taking our Sequoia for a few overland adventures we asked ourselves, should we lift our Toyota Sequoia? We immediately knew the answer was yes. Below is a description of what we did, what we used, before and after photos, and a video of our Toyota Sequoia off road upgrade journey.
Our stock 2nd Gen Toyota Sequoia Limited 2013 had some ground clearance but you might be scraping your cheek while crawling under the truck. In order to lift our vehicle we decided to use a suspension kit by ReadyLIFT, model 69-5015. For the wheels we were able to find a set of Toyota Tundra 18x8 wheels that we refinished with some elbow grease and Dupli-Color paint. We chose Cooper Discoverer 275/70 R18 tires which are a 33.16 inch tire. The stock Sequoia tire size is a 275/55 R20 which are a 31.91 inch tire. The ReadyLIFT kit does allow up to a 35 inch tire.
Is the Toyota Sequoia good off road? We think so! After installing the lift we gained a significant amount of ground clearance, about 3 inches in the front and 2 inches in the rear. Fortunately we can still fit it in the garage. We are very happy with the increased height and don’t feel we need more.
The space lift has given the truck the feeling of much better bottom out protection. We notice this going over bridges and over passes with sharp connection points at high speeds. We are often a fully loaded vehicle. Previously when we drive over these bumps we felt like we were going to bottom out.
If you are considering a ReadyLIFT kit or lifting your Sequoia here are some links and videos you might find useful.
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