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2" Mid Travel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blygy, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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    Blygy

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    So I have heard about Mid Travel lifts.. I like the idea of retaining some if not all of my down travel.

    Can I do a Mid Travel with only 2" of lift.. I am not a fan of big lifts..

    If I could get BushWacker Cutouts that allowed 255s to fit I would go that way and avoid the lift all together..

    Any Thoughts on this?? I have tried searching but every one seems to run their Mid travel at 3-4".

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 9, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    If you get some aftermarket coilovers like king/saw/icon/fox you can adjust to any lift you want and if you set it up a 2 inch lift there's no need for after market uppers. But it would still be nice to get some total chaos or camburg uppers
     
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    When you say 'keep your down travel', Bilstein and OME (or any other stock travel kit) will let the suspension droop to the same spot your stock suspension droops to so technically, you'll be keeping your down travel with any standard travel kit.

    If you want a 2" lift and still want the same measured downtravel as a stock Tacoma, then you need an extended travel coilover. Typically, these have a threaded collar so you can adjust the amount of lift you desire just by adjusting the threaded collar. Most of the 4x4 guys running mid travel kits are running 3" of lift and went extended travel so they'd still have some down travel. Going with a lift over 3" requires the use of a drop bracket style lift.

    What size 255's do you want to run? You can run many 255 series tires on a stock Tacoma, no lift required.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    255/85R16 or 255/80R17. I have rims in both sizes.

    My understanding was that if I went iron man or OME I would loose 2" of down travel because the suspension is 2" further down in it's allowable travel. I would like to have the same amount after the lift as before.
     
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    you removed you stock flares or you didn't put on Bushwackers??

    I have read that tread many times.. Still a little fuzzy sometimes though..are you running stock tires???

    How often do you get off road??

    Thanks
     
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    I would never put bushwhackers on my truck. I think they are overpriced poo and gain you pretty much no advantage besides the "bling" factor on a 05+.

    Stock tires, no.

    Offroad as much as possible.

    Hows as early as this afternoon?
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    proper wheel back set is key to not rubbing the fenders. If you want your wheels/tires sticking out wide 255/18/16's are not for you.


    can't rub what you tuck up into

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  8. Feb 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    I meant stock wheels.. Sorry.. What back spacing are you running??

    The only Bushwackers I would run would be the Cut Outs simply because I can run bigger tires with little or no lift..

    Those are trails just like I would love to run.. for me it is simply running around in the back yard..

    I have no issues with tucking the tires.. Like I said i run the 235/85R16 now for winter..

    I have always been a fan of tall skinny tires.. My old Dodge runs 900/16 Michelin XL tires.. 36" tall and only 9" wide.. Awesome tires for everything but ice..

    Thanks again for your time and info..
     
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    NP. You will need about 2.8* - 3* of caster in the front to keep the tire off the back of the front fender when stuffed & locked to one side.

    It's a close fit for sure.
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    best part is you gain 1" of clearance and lift over a stock 265/65/17
     

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