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2012 Tacoma 3" lift

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ChristianB, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    ChristianB

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    Hey i just bought a 2012 Tacoma i want to put a 3" lift kit and get new tires and rims. I have been looking at the Firestone destination M/T i am just wondering what sort of clearance a 3" lift would allow. What size tires could i put on.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    Most people with a 3'' lift run a 285/75/16 or 285/70/17.

    -- Matt --
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    3" revtek lift
    32's aught to fit just right buddy probably could squeeze 33's tho
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    You'll need new wheels with a backspacing of 4.5 or less, Or wheel spacers- to fit a 285 tire to prevent your tire rubbing on everything.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Im not sure what you mean by backspacing tire sizing and tires are a whole new thing for me. Would you guys be able to clarify how the sizing works.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    Thanks for the link, Ill look into this more. Appreciate all the info guys.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    I have a 2012 prerunner with the factory 16" wheels. Will 285/75/r16 fit. or will i have to get new wheels I like the way the factory 16s look and want to keep em if possible
     
  9. Jan 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    285/75/16 won't fit at all, lift or no lift, without some serious trimming. Wheels won't solve your problem.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Should have stated im getting the 3" lift first
     
  11. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Lift is irrelevant with 285's, that's why I said lift or no lift. If you want to run them, you'll be trimming.
     
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