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07 3inch lift kit help

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by GuamValor671, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jul 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    :confused: Im trying to lift my truck so that i can put 18's on it but I don't know what I need. Can someone give me a list of all the parts that i need to accomplish this? Even a link to all the parts that i may need?:)
     
  2. Jul 14, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    for a true 3" suspension look into OME 3" suspension lift or blisten 5100's and eibachs with top plate spacers. Both are great lifts, do not resort to a spacer or body lift. However tire size would be a solid 285/65/18 tire of your choice which is a 33" ran by most with the 3" lift. Depending on the rim specs you might need wheel spacers. KPT is a genius at that search for him.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    What would you recommend? Im trying to fit 17" moto metal 951s

    PS thanks for the help
     
  4. Jul 15, 2012 at 2:29 AM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    I would recommend OME for the lift.
    What size tire do you want to run? You can get 32" or 33" tires in any thing from 16" to 20" and maybe more.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Maybe 17's? I have 16 inch Moto metals so ill probably just keep them until I decide to get a new pair.
     
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    OME for best over all lift. Will be able to run 285/70/17's with 4.5 backspaced MM with no issues unless you off-road. Then you will have to do very slight trimming and possibly a cab mount chop.
     
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    Could you maybe give me a link to the ome 3inch lift, I have a 4x4 so will I need a drop differential?
     
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    Sorry I'm very noobish bout all these parts but what will the upper control arms do?
     
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    this is the same thread lol unless you meant I nailed it in the post?!
     
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    When lifting the factory ball joint location will only allow a certain degree of freedom. This being said, when you lift a vehicle, and in the Tacoma case...it seems that the factory hardware will only allow alignment specs to be reached when you lift up to 2.5". Some people have issues with caster at 2.5 and factory arm and some don't, really a hit or miss. It seems like the 99% majority of people up to 2.5" dont need them. Once you go past 2.5 and up they are needed (unless you are 2wd and use a spindle to lift).
     
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    :goingcrazy:

    I havent had enough beers to be this confused :rofl:
     
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