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Old 08-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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6" lift. 33's or 35's. HELP!

Hey so I just bought the stage 1 pro comp 6" lift and I am now trying to decide on the size of the wheels and tires. I want a set of the nitto trail grapplers (I love the look) with the XD monster rims. I have been looking at the 275/70/R18 which is equivalent to a 33.62. I have been reading up and most people say to get 35's with a 6" lift but i dont want to pay for the gear change, so I was think of going this size but im worried it will look silly.

I mostly do road driving, with the occasionally light offroading.

Thoughts or experiences with this??? Pictures would be great!
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if you go to 35's youll need to regear, or your mpg's will take an even harder hit than with 33's

edit: not sure on the name but a guy just did his '12 with the 6.5 spindle lift in the front and 6 in the rear and he was going to run 35's but changed his mind to 33's. Its in the maxtrac spindle group buy page, towards the end of it. if you wanna see what his looks like.
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Ya thats the problem, I dont want to pay for the regear. But I only see pictures of trucks and im never sure what size tire they are running so that why im looking for some pictures.
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So you didnt regear and you are still doing fine on power/ MPGs/ ect?
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yeah its got plenty of power, on and off road. im getting 15 mpg all city driving and lots of idling lately. the procomp mud terrains are very heavy so i could get more mpg with a lighter tire im sure. any other questions just ask
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ok awesome, thanks for your imput!
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Still looking for more pictures if anyone could help!
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Pictures please!
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Here's a lot of pictures of 6" lifts:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...-pictures.html

As for MPG and gears???? NO! Gears won't improve your MPG! It will help with torque, and easing the load on your drive train. But gearing will not change the fact that you are still hauling around the additional size and weight of the larger tires.

My truck has plenty of power for daily driving around town, and on the freeway it will still cruise in overdrive so I know that the gears are not essential.
I load her up with 2 dirt bikes, a bed full of gear, and take her into the mountains with no issue.
Our trucks can tow over 5K of load, the 35" tires don't even come close to that. Compared to stock? Yes! It's an increase in load. But if you're so worried about wear and tear on your rig, and MPG? Then just leave your truck stock.

No sense building an awesome truck and then sweat'n the small stuff! Have a truck you can enjoy!

"Drive it like you stole it!!" Beat the living hell out of her!! It's a Toyota! LOL!!!
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I have 35's and have no problems. Stock gears. 17 mpg on the highway with some heavy toyo mt
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i have seen the 6 with the 33's and it looks ok, either one is gonna be good really
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if you go to 35's youll need to regear, or your mpg's will take an even harder hit than with 33's

edit: not sure on the name but a guy just did his '12 with the 6.5 spindle lift in the front and 6 in the rear and he was going to run 35's but changed his mind to 33's. Its in the maxtrac spindle group buy page, towards the end of it. if you wanna see what his looks like.
YotaMatt is his name he was going to go with 35s then changed his mind and bought 33s i am doing the same setup (6" on 33s) for a few reasons! Gas mileage, dont want to regear and clearance issues and plus tires are cheaper
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6 inch with 33's then with 35's.. can't tell much difference in power or mpg's[IMG][/IMG]
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Thanks so much for the pictures and input guys! I would still appreciate more pictures with labels of what lift and what size tires!
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get 285's instead of 275's
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Hey so I just bought the stage 1 pro comp 6" lift and I am now trying to decide on the size of the wheels and tires. I want a set of the nitto trail grapplers (I love the look) with the XD monster rims. I have been looking at the 275/70/R18 which is equivalent to a 33.62. I have been reading up and most people say to get 35's with a 6" lift but i dont want to pay for the gear change, so I was think of going this size but im worried it will look silly.

I mostly do road driving, with the occasionally light offroading.

Thoughts or experiences with this??? Pictures would be great!
I have a set of 7 month old Terra Grapplers for sale. 265/70-18 = 32.61 inches.

On sale for $500. I'm in San Diego, not sure if it's worth the drive for ya.

Here's an 18" rim on 33's. Truck has a midtravel front.

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