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1" or 1.5" 4crawler body lift (also, gearing question).

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by joshroughneck, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Aug 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    joshroughneck

    joshroughneck [OP] Only because I drink powerthirst!

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    I've got a 2004 double cab 3.4L (2wd). Already installed a 3inch suspension lift. I am looking to eventually upgrade my tires from 265/75r16's to 295/75r16's. I've done some measurements and to my understanding I wouldn't have to trim as much of the fender well (cab mount) if I got a small body lift. now, there's always that part of me that wants to go bigger... always. Which makes me want to do the 1.5" body lift (being that it is the happy medium between 3" and 0-1"). I have checked out 4crawler and am definitely going with their lift. My question is what would you do? 1" for simplicity and subtlety? or 1.5" for just a tad more "mmph" (or lift)? I know, I know most will say don't get the body lift. But I've heard that, I've read around just wanted to pose the question and see what option you would choose if you had to.

    Secondly: The upgrade to 295 is a big jump and I was wondering if I could cheat the system and upgrade my axle to 4.56 with out getting the bigger tires until a little later? or should I just get the 4.56 sit on it for a while and just pop it in after I get the money for the tires? Knowing that 4.56 is a huge jump in power (around 30% if I remember correctly) would I be able to get away with having it and my 265's work at the same time.

    Again, just posing the thought. Trying to get some feedback on what I've been thinking about for a little while
     
  2. Aug 27, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    neegdogdig

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    Body lift is only good for bigger tires it does not good for doing off road. As a taco lover I would get a set of leveling kits and stay away from body blocks. For the regear 4.88 is good for 33 and 35 and 5.29 is also good for 35,37 and 42.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    tan4x4

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    You are only 2wd.
    Why are you wanting huge tires? Are you going to convert it to 4wd?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2013 at 5:23 AM
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    wolfgang123

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    I am interested in this as well. I need atleast 1" BL to clear 35s there is no question about that. However when you get into 2" BL it starts to look like shit, so i have been considering making my own 1.5" BL or maybe like a 1.25" BL? I fell i am probably in the same boat as the OP and just trying to figure out the different modifications that will have to be made to the truck to accommodate the extra .5" or body lift.
     
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