Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Leveling kit and 285's

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
Leveling kit and 285's

Anyone running a leveling kit with 285's??

Pics would be great!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
C.Blackfoot is on a distinguished road
 
C.Blackfoot's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2014, #126926
Location: South Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
C.Blackfoot's Tacoma Gallery
Yes, 285/70R17. My profile has some pictures.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
C.Blackfoot is on a distinguished road
 
C.Blackfoot's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2014, #126926
Location: South Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
C.Blackfoot's Tacoma Gallery
ProComp 2.25" leveling kit. 17" Method Double Standard wheels. Nitto Trail Grappler tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
Newlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shedNewlife is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Newlife's Avatar
Name: Adam
Joined: Jun 2013, #106845
Location: Knoxville TN
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,114
Newlife's Tacoma Gallery
ahhhh I see. I bet you actually have more of a 3" lift. Most of the guys that got that kit got 2.75 -3.5 of lift. If you measure from hub to fender I wonder what your measurement is.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
C.Blackfoot is on a distinguished road
 
C.Blackfoot's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2014, #126926
Location: South Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
C.Blackfoot's Tacoma Gallery
I should of measured before and after. I know ProComp sells a 2.5" leveling kit also.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #7
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
I'm trying to decide on either a leveling kit or a 3" front and a 1" rear. I don't off road much at all (pretty much a pavement pounder). Just looking to add some height and larger tires.

Blackfoot- How does yours ride with the leveling kit?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 11:00 PM   #8
It wasn't a rock...
Rock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shedRock Lobster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Rock Lobster's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: May 2014, #129707
Location: Orange County
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,207
Rock Lobster's Tacoma Gallery
Leveling kit = Usually a crappy spacer lift that bring the front up the the height of the rear. You will not fit 285s unless you cut everything.

Lift kit = A kit that lifts higher than stock.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 11:05 PM   #9
Senior Member
C.Blackfoot is on a distinguished road
 
C.Blackfoot's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2014, #126926
Location: South Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
C.Blackfoot's Tacoma Gallery
To be honest, it still drives/rides nice. I initially was going to run Total Chaos uppers with Kings, but it would of been a waste of money for me since I'm a pavement pounder also.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 11:07 PM   #10
Senior Member
C.Blackfoot is on a distinguished road
 
C.Blackfoot's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2014, #126926
Location: South Bay
Gender: Male
Posts: 100
C.Blackfoot's Tacoma Gallery
I didn't have to cut shit. I only had to remove the flaps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 11:12 PM   #11
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
I actually already took my flaps off last weekend... Was at the 4x4 shop earlier today and now I just have to decide which route I want to go. They have a pro-comp 3and 1 kit for $600 installed and a leveling kit for $350. Both include an alignment.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #12
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
Anybody else running a level kit and tire set up like this??
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
Junior Member
littlewhiteyota is on a distinguished road
Firefighter: wildland firefighter (just a boot)
Name: max
Joined: Oct 2014, #140265
Location: topanga CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
littlewhiteyota's Tacoma Gallery
Hey kfletch, I am going through the same thing right know. I have a stock truck that I want to mod and I have a small budget to do it. I can only tell what i have been thinking of doing to my truck.
1st
5100 bilstein level (i will do the frount first then the back when i have more money) add a leave in the rear (dont know if i will do this just because the bilstein level for the rear will compleatly level the truck remember if you level the frount first it will be a little higher than the rear). 15inch procome rockcrawler rims (cheep and strong) with 258s dont know what tire.
2nd
would be a compleate 3inch lift but that is twice the amount as the level and i dont have the money, with the 3inch you could put on 33s but you might have to change your gearing (its kinda impractical for me because if I change some gears i would want to put in a locker and then the build is alot of money).
so pretty much i am aiming for the bilsten level, that build should cost around 800 where as the lift would be around 2-3000.
hoped this helped again i am new to this game so i don't know much, if anyone has info for me please tell me!
kfletch tell me what your thinking of doing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
I'm thinking of going with a 3 and 1 lift. Local shop here does the install with an alignment for $600. I know it's not coil overs but this truck will be mainly a pavement pounder. Thinking of doing that lift with some toyo open country AT 285/70/17's (33's) and gonna stick with the stock whes for now since I have the TRD sport rims that look pretty nice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #15
Junior Member
littlewhiteyota is on a distinguished road
Firefighter: wildland firefighter (just a boot)
Name: max
Joined: Oct 2014, #140265
Location: topanga CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 8
littlewhiteyota's Tacoma Gallery
Yah kfletch you have to build it for what it's for and that makes sense. I want to do some easy trails and stuff. Send me pics when you get your truck set up. Good luck
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 10:05 PM   #16
Senior Member
bzzr2 is a jewel in the roughbzzr2 is a jewel in the roughbzzr2 is a jewel in the rough
Joined: Jan 2011, #49986
Gender: Male
Posts: 630
bzzr2's Tacoma Gallery
you will be happy if you add do at least 1 inch for the rear, if it's just a block maybe even do 1.5. without the rear lifted a bit it will more than likely always look lower than the front.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 10:32 PM   #17
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
Littlewhiteyota- Will do man. I have the money right now for the lift but I'm still trying to get the cash together for tires (don't want to buy the lift with not have the larger tires). Will def put up some pics when I get her lifted.

Would like to see yours when you get it done
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 10:39 PM   #18
Junior Member
hoghead5150 is on a distinguished road
Air Force:
Name: chris
Joined: Sep 2014, #138740
Location: oklahoma
Gender: Male
Posts: 22
hoghead5150's Tacoma Gallery
i'm running 285-70-17's. not exactly what lift i have (previous owner installed), but it has 1 inch spacers in the front, and 1 inch blocks in the back. ride is excellent.
Attached Thumbnails
Leveling kit and 285's-2007-tacoma.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2014, 03:31 AM   #20
Kfletch [OP] Kfletch is online now
Senior Member
Kfletch is on a distinguished road
Name: Kyle
Joined: Mar 2014, #124984
Location: TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 158
Kfletch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtyfighterx View Post
What lift and tire setup are you running?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
285/75/16 on 3" leveling kit pics please bostonwhaler 2nd Gen. Tacomas 7 01-23-2014 08:44 PM
Leveling kit AND suspension lift kit... cjamason94 Suspension 5 12-18-2013 10:16 PM
What size leveling kit for 285/75/17 tires jglott Wheels & Tires 8 05-14-2013 07:01 PM
285/70/17 on a leveling kit? 96tacoma Wheels & Tires 5 03-24-2011 05:27 AM
285/70/17 on my truck with leveling kit? TRD desert man Wheels & Tires 4 09-07-2010 09:42 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.