I've been browsing the forum throughout the winter since I got my Tacoma, (98 ext cab) and have found tons of usefull info and great ideas for truck mods. Since the weather is finally starting to get better around here I am at the point where I want to start buying parts for my lift.
I have decided that I want to go the route that most guys around here seem to take- Bilstein 5100's front and rear, with Eibach coils in the front and a 2" Toytec aal in the back to level things out. I want to upgrade from the stock tire size but don't want to deal with the hassles that come with 33's, so I'm looking at BFG all-terrains in 32x11.50R15. Now, for rims I want to go for something simple and have found the Procomp 52 series for sale near me. The website says 3.75" backspacing and I can't find any info on offset... Will this tire/rim/lift combo work out? I have read that the rock crawler and soft 8's won't fit around the calipers without spacers, so am I in the same boat? I'm worried that if I run spacers my tires will stick out way too far. I have the stock plastic fender flares and would like to see the tires stick out 2" max.
Also, I'm leaning towards installing the lift in my garage, but don't want to be overwhelmed. I have experience with wrenching on motorcycles but havn't touched vehicles other than doing routine maintenance. If I can get a hold of coil compressors is it pretty straight forward? I just don't feel like paying $100/hr labour rates at a shop, and it would be nice to gain some experience.
Thanks ahead for any helpfull replies, and I apologize if these questions have been answered numerous times before... I just want to be 100% sure of what I'm doing.