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1st gen taco- lift for 33's?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TritonBass, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    I have a 2004 Tacoma SR5 TRD 4X4 5 speed. The truck is totally stock. I bought the truck 3 weeks ago with only 67,000 miles. I was offered a free set of tires. A buddy of mine has only had them for a week and is getting rid of them for a larger tire. They are Pro Comp Xtreme M/T 285/75/r16. I am trying to figure out my options for a lift. I don't do a lot of major offroading but it will be used for a hunting truck. I want a lift that will clear the tires without rubbing and have a little room for offroading capabilities. However, I also want it to fit well in the fenders and provide an overall good look. I do not know much about lifts so any help is much appretiated. Also, I talked to a local dealership that said they wouldn't suggest anything over a 3 inch lift because of wear and tear purposes. The lift I am thinking about is a 4 inch Pro Comp full suspension lift. I don't really see how an extra inch in lift is gonna cause a lot of problems. Let me know what you guys think.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    also if you guys have any pictures of your set ups with 33's i would love to see them.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    The general consensus is that 3" is the limit without some major upgrades... You will most likely need UCAs to get the truck back into alignment spec. Your CV angles will probably be pretty extreme too.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    just to give you some comparisons, here is the evolution of my last truck

    2" spacers/AAL and a 3" body lift ( I wouldnt do a body lift again, it was on the truck when I bought it). Those are 33 12x50s on a 15x10 wheel and they rubbed the frame rail at full lock

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    7" lift ( 4" pro comp and 3" body lift) with the same tires. no rubbing on the frame

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    9" lift ( 4" pro comp, 3" body lift, OME 881s/N91s ). and still 33s, they were too small at this point

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    9" lift and the 35s, and they didnt rub the frame rail at all.

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    i miss that truck sometimes :rolleyes:

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  5. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    I needed to be more specific. If you use a body lift or spindles (if you're 2wd) you can go more than 3". But 3" is the unofficial "limit" on the front coils.
     
  6. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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  7. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    i just got they 3" eibach coil spring lift from toytec.com along with the bilstien 5100 shocks it gave me just a tiny hair over 3 " but it rides beutifully (for a mild lifted truck) take a look at them though. i love them. and i am pretty sure with your procomp wheels you wont rub. i put a buddies stock tunda rim with the same size tire as yours and it only rubbed my frame at full lock to the left barely.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    DUDE! 9" LIFT!!! That truck is fvcking AWESOME:eek:
     
  10. Jan 6, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    is 3.5" going to give me enough room? I was really hoping to take advantage of this oppertunity on tires but i dont want to run into any problems
     
  12. Jan 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    no 3" of lift with aftermarket wheels should have you covered
     
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    you sent the right link. i appretiate it. i was lookin at all the options on there. i have heard good things about the bilstein shocks and this lift could adjust to 3.5" which is nice
     
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    ya but if u set it to 3.5 ur looking at ur truck riding like your tires are bricks
     
  17. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    good looking truck ninety8taco. how do you think the truck would ride at 3" with this setup? this is why i started this thread. im really clueless on lifts but im trying to learn more before i make the decision
     
  18. Jan 6, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    what size wheels are those ninety8taco?
     
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