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2" lift on stock tires?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by KeithB, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    KeithB

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    Would 2" lift coilovers up front (with TC UCA's) and 1.5" deaver rear lift look funny on stock 265/65R17 (31") tires? I think 285's (33") would probably rub somewhere not to mention sucking up fuel and killing power on 3.73 gears. 265/70R17 (32") tires might look better but is that 1" really going to fill out the wheel well that much better than a 31" tire?

    Anyone have any pictures of 2" lift on stock tires?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    I don't think it would look bad with the stock size. You'd be suprised what an appearance difference the 265/70/17s would make.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    They will look a little small, plus the stock tires are pretty crappy anyway. If I where you I'd just upgrade to the 265/70s.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    i just put a 2.5/1.5 on my 2002. the tires now look a little small. mine are 265/75R16.. im planning on getting 285/75R16 on some procomp wheels in the near future.
    i would recommend getting something a tad bit larger. but not too big, you dont want to have to trim alot of body under the wheel and you might hit the body mount if you go too big with just a 2".

    hope this helps
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    I can't seem to find pictures of 2" lift on 32's and 31's. Most seem to lift 3" and put on 33's.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Here is a pic of mine with a 3 inch lift and stock tires/wheels. It doesn't look too bad at all. It's not embarrassing at least. However, I am getting new wheels/tires mounted up today! 285/70/17's on some new 17x9 wheels! I would imagine that with less of a lift it would look just fine!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    I was wondering the same for my 09 DC 4wd but I have the NON TRD and 245's on 16"s. Im going with 5100's all the way around, an AAL rear and the diff drop. If I do the lift I mentioned above will I be able to get my alignment in spec with stock rims and tires?
     
  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    From what I've read, your caster will be off unless you get UCA's.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks, I found some pictures of what I was looking for.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    At 2.5" of lift the alignment should be able to be within spec. There is a slight caster spread but its minimal. Take it to a alignment shop that specializes in off road alignments and they can make it right. When you go to places like midas or pep boys for alignments- they have computer alignment machines that only have specs for stock vehicles, so being that the truck has a lift on it these stock specs wont apply...
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    i went to Mcleas ( up in rohnert park) and had an alignment done. The alignment was a "modified truck alignment" and cost me 125.. : /
    but they did it by hand and its all lined up. i cant tell a differnece or any toe or off caster. they did a good job
    im sure other places may charge cheaper..
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    I have the OME setup which is about 2" or 2-1/2" with the stock rims and 265/70R16 rugged trails. Here is a pic of mine not to bad. I would like a little wider tire but not any taller for the sake of fuel mileage. I commute alot on Hwy.
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  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    I see you are from Rohnert Park. is this in Norcal by Santa Rosa if so Im up by Ukiah.
     
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    The shop that did my alignment was able to get mine real good with the stock tires and wheels. I dont have any steering wander and it dont pull one way or the other. But I have been told that wider tires and offset wheels to the outside will magnify this problem.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    yes im in rohnert park and its right below Santa Rosa. Im a Freshman a Sonoma State.

    i agree ^^ my stock tires and wheels were able to be lined up almost perfectly : ]
     
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    thanks fellas
     
  17. Jan 30, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    This is with a ready lift 2.25", up front. No TSB.. I do have the tsb now
     
  18. Jan 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    I have the Readylift 2.25" with a Procomp 1.5" AAL. BFG 265/75/16

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  19. Jan 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    ^^^NICE!! ^^^

    mines the same but on a 2002 white Ext. cab : ]

    your truck looks nice!
     
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    Looking at the 2.5 in readylift. Was wondering if i need to get the UCAs for 2.5 in lift?
     
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