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3 inch lift or just go with 265/27/16 Duratracs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Winger12003, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Winger12003

    Winger12003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK I finally have the money to start my first mods on my 2012. I am trying to stay practical, and get the most bang for my buck here. I am wondering would it be better in the long run to just run 265/75 Duratracs on my stock suspension with the stock TRD wheels or do a 3 inch lift. I don't do any hard core offroading, just the occasional drive out on the beach for surfing. I pull a small single axel trailer on the weekends for my second job. I just don't want any of the problems down the road I have read about with alignment, vibrations, ect. What do you guys think? Do the 265/75 Duratracs really give the truck a more aggressive look as well as a little lift? Thats really all I'm looking for.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Why are you set on duratracs? I've heard good stuff about them in the snow but that's about it. Why not coopers or nittos?
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Also you could lift your truck as high as you want but the rugged fails still wont hold their own. (sorry can't edit on my phone)
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    Winger12003

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    Just like the aggressive look of the Duratracs.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    Just go with tires if u don't want to deal with issues...u can still put an aggressive 265/75 tire on with minor trimming...with that said I out a OME lift on with 285 M/T's have no issues at all...just a smidge stiffer but makes the ride better IMO...good luck ...lots of info on this site
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    THIS^^^
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    I plan on adding 5100's at 1.75" and airbags on my 2012 Offroad same as my 2007 Sport - makes a nice change visually and looks just right to my eye w/ the 32" tires. I will get the tires 1st and add the lift later. To my eye the factory 31" tires don't look big enough on my truck right now, adding lift w/ out changing the tire size would make it look worse, not better.

    JMO

    David
     
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