03-24-2002, 07:38 PM
...it may be a silly question, but does lowering really affect how much you can carry in the bed (in regards to the truck sitting lower when carrying like say, some mulch) ? Lowering doesn't void your warranty does it, I don't think it does but I want to be sure? Thanks in advance.
...also, thanks to some idiot that put a nail in my rear tire (and ruined it) today I got a chance to study the underside of a Tacoma (which is pretty interesting stuff, especially since I discovered that I have CA spec Taco w.dual cats) , but now that I only have four wheels on the Taco it may be a bit quicker : )
03-24-2002, 08:00 PM
Lowering shouldn't affect your warranty for your truck. As far as carryng stuff.... it shouldn't affect it as long as you get some good shocks to support the weight.
03-24-2002, 09:53 PM
I'm also curious about the warrenty, I installed the DJM kit myself and didn't even thing about the warrenty till afterwards, oh well, better to be low!
legally, a dealer would have to prove X mod caused damage to X component b4 they can void the warrenty. But its a huge hassle and dealers will give you $hit cuz they already sold you the car and could car less..
03-25-2002, 04:17 PM
Any component modified from the original stock configuration would be exempt from warranty coverage. But screw it you gotta have fun and look goood doing it. So drop em', shave em', tint em' and give them new sneakers cause you gotta live. So what if you have to pay for you own u-joint or sway bar bushings!!
03-25-2002, 04:32 PM
Actually shocks do not support anything, you can close and open a shock with your hands, a shock simply helps smooth out the ride and restrict the bounce that springs tend to have......basically just helps the suspension rebound to normal hieght. Lowering will not affect your payload, only thing that is does do it limit the amount you can hual due to tires hitting fenders or frame bottoming out.
03-25-2002, 04:38 PM
i work in a toyota dealer in houston,
the lowering of your truck would only affect the warranty if it was the opinion of that dealer.
basically any warranty of any suspension item would be questionable by that dealer, but thats about it.
they can't say "you lowered your truck, and thats what caused the engine to blow"
when you lower it, your just cahnging suspension components, so that would be the only thing not covered under warranty, and thats up to the tech working on your ride, and the svc writer and svc manager.