Toyota’s lift kit adds up to 2 inches and Bilstein shocks.
Sadly, not all of us have nearly $50,000 to drop on a brand new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Help is at hand, though, as Toyota announced a TRD-developed lift kit for four-wheel drive models as a dealer-installed option. The kit only fits 2020 and newer models (at least officially), as it’s designed to be compatible with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features.
Once fitted, the TRD kit provides 4×4 Tacomas with 2 inches of lift in the front, and 1 inch in the rear. You get new Bilstein shocks all around, complete with “tuned by TRD” branding. The front shocks give those two additional inches by adjusting the coil spring position on the shock tube. Toyota says that also improves off-road performance by extending the rebound stroke and allowing for greater suspension travel. The rear units have a thicker shock body (2 inches) than what comes standard, with larger pistons and greater oil volume to help dissipate heat. Cast iron spacers provide the extra inch of lift in the back.
The Toyota Tacoma TRD lift kit raises frame ground clearance by 1.7 inches over stock. The approach angle is better (+3.1 to 32 degrees), as is the breakover (+1.6 to 23 degrees) and departure (+0.5 to 24 degrees). Beyond just the lift kit itself, Toyota provides a TRD Pro-style grille with a new TSS sensor and fog light delete bezels.
All-in, the dealer-installed option will set you back $1,350, excluding labor. You’ll get the same warranty as any other TRD accessories. If it’s installed prior to taking delivery, the included warranty is 3 years or 36,000 miles. If you install it after the fact, you get just 1 year or 12,000 miles of coverage.