Vehicle is a 2003 Tacoma 4x4 Xtra cab
I am installing a full OME kit with Dakars and want to run 255 85R16 tires. I understand that I will need to install some axle relocation plates to better center the axle in the wheel well.
Most of the plates that I have seen will move the axle either 3/4" or 1" but I read on the expedition west site that the axle needs to move only .5" to accomadate the tires.
Here are my questions:
How are the plates installed?
Can I still use shims if needed?
Will they result in additional lift?
Does anything need to be longer? I'm thinking of brake lines, e-brake cable, drive shaft etc.?
Lastly, I may need to install the extra leaf in the dakars - will the relocation plates be impacted by that later on?
Any pics of how the plates work would be great.