Toyota Tundra Prerunner with LSK Suspension and Supercharger

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Long travel Toyota Tundra prerunner with off-road mods
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This is our archive feature dedicated to a 2nd Gen Toyota Tundra prerunner build we covered a few years ago. The truck boasts so many complex performance and suspension upgrades that we couldn’t resist bringing it back to our new readers in 2024.

This Tundra truck may look familiar to some of you, as it has appeared at numerous desert events and popped up occasionally on Instagram feeds. It is owned by Andy Smoot, who was kind enough to share some insights about this incredible truck and provide a few pictures.

Long Travel Toyota Tundra prerunner with KC Gravity LED Pro6 LED light bar
Long Travel Toyota Tundra prerunner with KC Gravity LED Pro6 LED light bar

The Build

The prerunner build is far more complex than the average street car project may imply. It requires greater expertise from the builder to select and combine all the components appropriately to make something truly remarkable. But thanks to extensive experience in building and racing such trucks, the owner was off to a good start with his mint 2014 Tundra TRD.

Engine

Being equipped with a 5.7L Force V8 motor, that gives out about 381 HP and 401 ft/lb of torque, this truck shows pretty decent performance on and off the road, but it wasn’t enough for Andy’s ambitious plans. He decided to outfit it with a TRD supercharger and boost up the power to impressive 504 HP and 550 ft/lb of torque.

2014 Toyota Tundra Prerunner with LSK Race Kit performance suspension
2014 Toyota Tundra Prerunner with LSK Race Kit performance suspension

Long Travel Suspension

One of the most crucial components of any pre-runner build is the suspension, and this is where this truck truly shines. It boasts impressive 16″ of wheel travel and a 1-inch longer wheelbase thanks to the LSK 4WD Bolt-on kit, which includes custom upper arms, lower arms, spindles, and steering. King 8″ 2.5 coilovers and 8″ 3.0 bypasses ensure proper damping and articulation.

Stage 2

However, after some testing, Andy decided to take it a step further and upgrade to the top-of-the-line LSK Race Kit, which provides even better stability, travel, and overall handling. It comes with custom upper arms, lower arms, spindles, shock tower/upper arm mounts, and steering.

Instead of 8″ coilovers, he opted for larger 10″ Coilovers and 10″ Bypasses. The estimated suspension travel is 16″-17″. The truck is currently at the shop, and in addition to the new front suspension, it is also getting a new engine cage. If you’re wondering about the cost of this setup, the current MSRP for the LSK Race kit was $4,500 at the moment of publication.

Badass Toyota Tundra prerunner jumping in the dunes
The front suspension boasts 16″ of travel and 1″ longer wheel base
Long travel Tundra Jumping in the desert
Stage 2 10″ Coilovers and 10″ Bypasses make truly smooth
Toyota Tundra custom desert truck
Toyota Tundra pre runner build

Rear Suspension

The rear suspension features an LSK 3-link setup with a panhard bar, King 14″ 2.5 coilovers, and 16″ 3.5 bypass shocks. The stock gearing and factory electronic limited-slip differential (LSD) were replaced with Nitro 4.88 gears and a T10.5″ Toyota Auburn Pro Posi LSD, which provides excellent traction whenever needed.

Wheels & Tires

This long-travel Tundra prerunner sits wide on robust 37-inch BFGoodrich tires and sturdy Method Racing wheels.

Widebody Panels

To accommodate the large suspension travel and 37″ wheels, which require significantly more space in the wheel wells, Andy installed widebody fenders by Advanced Fiberglass (formerly known as Glassworks). The kit includes wide front fenders and extended rear bed sides, providing the necessary clearance for the upgraded suspension and larger wheels. The kit was priced at approximately $1200 without painting and installation.

Lights

To ensure excellent visibility at night, the truck was equipped with a powerful roof-mounted Gravity LED Pro6 LED light bar by KC, along with hood-mounted auxiliary lights. The factory Tundra headlights were replaced with stylish aftermarket units featuring bright C-shape LED DRL light bars and black housing, which complement the white long-travel Tundra exceptionally well.

Lifted Toyota Tundra Prerunner on Method Double Standards Racing Wheels with Beadlocks
Lifted Toyota Tundra Prerunner on Method Double Standards Racing Wheels with Beadlocks
Full interior cage on Toyota Tundra prerrunner
Full interior cage

Interior & Safety

Since this Toyota Tundra prerunner is taken off-road quite often and driven at high speeds, safety measures couldn’t be overlooked. A full cab cage was installed along with a set of custom PRP race seats and harnesses. A PCI radio and intercom top the list of interior upgrades to ensure reliable communication with the crew when Andy is out there wheeling.

List of Parts Used

Suspension

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  • LSK 4WD Bolt-on kit (custom upper arms, lower arms, spindles, and steering)
  • King 8″ 2.5 coilovers and 8″ 3.0 bypasses
  • LSK Race Kit (custom upper arms, lower arms, spindles, shock tower/upper arm mounts, and steering)
  • 10″ Coilovers and 10″ Bypasses
  • LSK 3-link setup with a panhard bar (rear)
  • King 14″ 2.5 coilovers and 16″ 3.5 bypass shocks (rear)

Wheels & Tires

  • 37-inch BFGoodrich tires
  • Method Racing wheels

Performance

  • TRD supercharger (504 HP and 550 ft/lb of torque)
  • Nitro 4.88 gears
  • T10.5″ Toyota Auburn Pro Posi LSD

Exterior

  • Advanced Fiberglass widebody fenders (front and rear)
  • KC Gravity LED Pro6 LED light bar (roof-mounted)
  • Hood-mounted auxiliary lights
  • Aftermarket headlights with C-shape LED DRL light bars and black housing

Interior

  • Full cab cage
  • Custom PRP race seats and harnesses
  • PCI radio and intercom

Andy would like to express his gratitude to LSK, Downsouth Motorsports, KC Highlights, Rogue Offroad, and SoCal Tundras for their assistance and support throughout his Toyota Tundra prerunner project.

Toyota Tundra prerunner on 37" BFG Projects tires
Toyota Tundra prerunner on 37″ BFG Goodrich tires

Conclusion

In summary, Andy Smoot’s 2nd Gen Toyota Tundra prerunner showcases the incredible potential of these trucks when built with passion, expertise, and top-quality components. From the powerful TRD supercharged engine to the advanced long-travel suspension, custom widebody panels, and essential safety features, this Tundra has been transformed into an awesome luxury prerunner. With the support of renowned brands, Andy has created a truly remarkable vehicle that continues to inspire off-road enthusiasts in 2024 and beyond.

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