Lowering a Sr5

Lowering a Sr5

Postby Jessebr on Thu, 09 Sep 2021 2:55 +0000

Hey. Thanks for having me on board. Just wondering if someone can give me some advice please. Am getting a new Sr5 and it will be essentially an on road car maybe some grass and the beach. I have two big floor sanding machines I get in and out regularly on ramps so for practicality it would be handy to lower as much as possible. 150mm would be great. Is this possible and if do what kits would I need to purchase. The dude in the store was telling me a 5k kit would be the go and it would lower 50mm which is clearly pointless. If I have to live with it so be it but thought I'd ask. Cheers in advance..
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Re: Lowering a Sr5

Postby Gipsy on Fri, 10 Sep 2021 6:11 +0000

Assuming you're not going off road and don't really need 4x4, why not change your order to a 4x2 instead, they're much lower in standard form. The 4x2 is far less $$$s than the 4x4.
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Re: Lowering a Sr5

Postby Jessebr on Tue, 14 Sep 2021 3:48 +0000

Thanks. Was thinking I'd get a better model and features with the more expensive model. Yes I'm going with the workmate now. Would have been nice to have the 4x4 option but think it should still do the job like launching the boat from the beach. Best option I could find still only lowered 50mm so clearly it's not a thing. Always worth asking thought. Cheers
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Re: Lowering a Sr5

Postby Gipsy on Tue, 14 Sep 2021 6:24 +0000

Ok Jess, but you can get the bells and whistles in a 4x2 sr5 I think. At least go for the Sr, the workmate is narrower marginally and would not allow for bigger tyres. Admittedly I don't go off-road but I also don't use 4x4 ;) so launching a boat from the beach would still work as long as the sand is firm. I push 2.5tonne uphill backwards on grass with 2wd without any issues. The beach might call for some bigger tyres but that's much cheaper than the 4x4 option. ;)

Follow this link for all the specs:

https://www.toyota.com.au/-/media/toyot ... un2021.pdf
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Re: Lowering a Sr5

Postby Jessebr on Tue, 14 Sep 2021 3:18 +0000

Yes you can but the only option for a low ride now apparently is the workmate so I'd be stuck again with double the height tray nearly which would be terrible for work. Sounds like 2wd will give me enough power I'll just take it easy and yes the beach nearby is usually fairly firm. Cheers
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Re: Lowering a Sr5

Postby Gipsy on Wed, 15 Sep 2021 6:13 +0000

My son-in-law bought a workmate 4x2 and it has most of the things you want, anything else is not really worth the extra dollars. The widths thing is merely wheel arch flares and different rims. See this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=118&t=32226
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