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Old 05-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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3 inch spacer lift or bigger tires?

i have a pre runner with the stock trd off road tires would it look weird if i got 3 inch spacer lift. or should i get bigger tires
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Both...and avoid Spacer lifts
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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By that I meant getta 3" lift and get bigger tires too
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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whats wronge with the spacers
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:59 AM   #5
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Do a search, there seem to be a bunch of horror stories about spacer lifts. They also aren't the best off road. If you stay on the pavement it is fine though.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:07 AM   #6
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Can't get much bigger tires without the lift, so def. get the lift first. And +1 for avoiding spacers. Why lift a $25,000 truck with a $100 piece of metal?
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I'm in the same dilemma about the spacers vs lift.... I also have a prerunner, 2 wheel drive and I rarely ever leave the pavement of a road, so i'm really considering the spacer route... I have also just considered just putting bigger tires, which seem to probably be maxed out at 275/70/r17... anything larger is gonna be rubing the wheel-well....

I probably didnt help at all, and just added confusion.... sorry dude,.... once you make a decision though, put some pics up
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #8
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I'm in the same dilemma about the spacers vs lift.... I also have a prerunner, 2 wheel drive and I rarely ever leave the pavement of a road, so i'm really considering the spacer route... I have also just considered just putting bigger tires, which seem to probably be maxed out at 275/70/r17... anything larger is gonna be rubing the wheel-well....

I probably didnt help at all, and just added confusion.... sorry dude,.... once you make a decision though, put some pics up
The largest you can run without rubbing is 265/70/17.
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lift/tires

I have a 2005 prerunner and have 285/70/17 on it. It works. There is a bar on the inside of the tire well (not sure what it is called) that it barely touches when I max out turn left or right. Never touches in normal driving conditions. Had them on for a couple of years and love the new look and stance it gave the truck.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:00 AM   #10
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I have a 2005 prerunner and have 285/70/17 on it. It works. There is a bar on the inside of the tire well (not sure what it is called) that it barely touches when I max out turn left or right. Never touches in normal driving conditions. Had them on for a couple of years and love the new look and stance it gave the truck.
Welcome to TW! I take it you have wheel spacers or aftermarket wheels with less backspacing?
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Welcome to TW! I take it you have wheel spacers or aftermarket wheels with less backspacing?
probably not hwy 285/70/17 bridgestones will clear 95 % of the time like he says

275/70/17s will fit fine on a stock truck ...if they are not MTs in most brands.
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Welcome to TW! I take it you have wheel spacers or aftermarket wheels with less backspacing?
Thanks. Everything is stock and wiscdave is correct. They are Bridgestone but they are Dueler's A/T Revo's.
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could you post some pics? I was curious how the taco looked stock with max tire.
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could you post some pics? I was curious how the taco looked stock with max tire.
Yes, I will post some after lunch today.
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