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3 inch spacer lift or bigger tires?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jasona250, May 16, 2010.

  1. May 16, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    jasona250

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    i have a pre runner with the stock trd off road tires would it look weird if i got 3 inch spacer lift. or should i get bigger tires
     
  2. May 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Both...and avoid Spacer lifts
     
  3. May 16, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    By that I meant getta 3" lift and get bigger tires too
     
  4. May 16, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    whats wronge with the spacers
     
  5. May 17, 2010 at 2:59 AM
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    Do a search, there seem to be a bunch of horror stories about spacer lifts. They also aren't the best off road. If you stay on the pavement it is fine though.
     
  6. May 17, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Can't get much bigger tires without the lift, so def. get the lift first. And +1 for avoiding spacers. Why lift a $25,000 truck with a $100 piece of metal?
     
  7. May 17, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    I'm in the same dilemma about the spacers vs lift.... I also have a prerunner, 2 wheel drive and I rarely ever leave the pavement of a road, so i'm really considering the spacer route... I have also just considered just putting bigger tires, which seem to probably be maxed out at 275/70/r17... anything larger is gonna be rubing the wheel-well....

    I probably didnt help at all, and just added confusion.... sorry dude,.... once you make a decision though, put some pics up
     
  8. May 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    The largest you can run without rubbing is 265/70/17.
     
  9. May 19, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    I have a 2005 prerunner and have 285/70/17 on it. It works. There is a bar on the inside of the tire well (not sure what it is called) that it barely touches when I max out turn left or right. Never touches in normal driving conditions. Had them on for a couple of years and love the new look and stance it gave the truck.
     
  10. May 19, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    Welcome to TW! I take it you have wheel spacers or aftermarket wheels with less backspacing?
     
  11. May 19, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    probably not hwy 285/70/17 bridgestones will clear 95 % of the time like he says

    275/70/17s will fit fine on a stock truck ...if they are not MTs in most brands.
     
  12. May 20, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    Thanks. Everything is stock and wiscdave is correct. They are Bridgestone but they are Dueler's A/T Revo's.
     
  13. May 20, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    could you post some pics? I was curious how the taco looked stock with max tire.
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 5:29 AM
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    Yes, I will post some after lunch today.
     
  15. May 22, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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