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Old 10-20-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
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new to tacoma's: how much lift to fit 33's on an 03 4x4?

im going to look at an 03 tacoma ext cab 4x4 today and if i get it i want to put 33's on it how much lift will i need to clear them?

thanks in advance, norm
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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Hi folks...

My two cents on tires/rims for the 2nd gen Taco. I highly recommend tirerack.com if you are considering an upgrade. You can select your vehicle and see how the different rims will look on your ride. I bought some cool alloy rims to replace the stock "styled steel" and some Pirelli 235/55/R17's for around $800 including balancing and shipping. I had to install them myself but it was a quick and easy job, just remember to torque the lug nuts to factory settings (around 85 ft/lb). My little truck now handles like a sports car.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:44 AM   #3
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im going to look at an 03 tacoma ext cab 4x4 today and if i get it i want to put 33's on it how much lift will i need to clear them?

thanks in advance, norm
You'll proabably need 2-3 inches of lift for those tires. There are many different options for lifting your rig, Toytec makes a budget spacer lift with AAL's (Add A Leaf) and if you want to spend the money you could get some Hoe's (Donahoe) for the front and some OME leafs for the rear.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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I have 33's on mine and it took a 4" skyjacker liftkit to clear them and i had to remove the front tire mud flaps, also i had to trim a small section of the inner front wheel splash guards on both sides....easy adjustments to accommodate the 33" tires... they are massive!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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on an 03 3 inches will work but 4-5 would be the best. 33's with 3 inches make your wheel well's look to flilled up
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A 3 inch lift will require cutting to accomadate 33's, 4 to 5 inches of lift look a whole lot better, and if u want 35's u will need 6 inch lift and a lot of cutting to get rid of tire rub. Also if u go with anything bigger than a 33" tire u will want to buy a Steering Stabilizer. They sell them at the offroad shop i go to for 275 icludnig installation. Hope this helped
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ive got 33s on my 02 xcab

its lifted prob in the 2.5 inch range...i dont know the exact amount because its done via adjustable coils and a 3leaf aal added to some flattened springs...

i have some rubbing but its minor and really just on a couple corners that i wouldnt mind trimming up

a friend of mine has an 03 or 04 dcab thats lifted right at 4 inches and he's running 35s but that took a LOT of cutting

a big difference maker in whether or not youll rub is the tire you get


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I have a 2010 Tacoma TRD sport with a 2.5 coil spacer in the front and a 2 inch block in the back.....I am trying to decide between 285/75r17s that are 33.8" and 285/70r17s that are 32.7"...i know the 32.7s will work, can i fit the 33.8s? the tires im going to buy are KM2s, its fine if I have to take off the mud flaps.
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285/75/16 3'' lift blocks in the back and bilstein 5100s and Eibach coils no rubbing...
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