Looking at trading my Chevy in for a Tacoma 4x4 crew cab....Probably a 2010 to 2012 model. I'm 99.9% sure I'll be trading for a bone stock truck "since I can't find a lifted one in my area at a dealer" so I'm starting to look at lifts & wheel/tires for one.
I'd like to end up in the 3" to 4" lift range....I know there are a ton of options out there from cheap, cobbled together crap that rides rough and is hard on parts, to super expensive long travel setups made for Baja...I'm somewhere in the middle, I'm wanting to stay under $1000 for the complete kit "front & rear" and would like to keep a decent ride quality...Honestly I don't see me doing any hardcore wheeling, it'll be a daily driver, mall crawler, kid hauler, drive it hunting & fishing, every day kind of truck. It'll get miles put on it, I'm sure it'll be taking trips out west to WY, CO and UT every year on elk & mule deer hunts so I want something reliable.
I know someone will say "Search button, use it!!!" and I have, but there is SO much stuff to read I'm left more confused than when I started...I'm just looking for one stop shopping and a kit I can install in my garage with pretty basic hand tools....Also, last part, once I figure this lift kit out for this truck what size wheel/tire combo should I be looking at??? I'm thinking probably 17" size wheels, I want a decent size wheels but I'm not looking for 20"s .... If I run a 3" to 4" lift what size can I stuff under it on a 17" and not rub the hell out of everything????