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3 inch suspension lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by huedawg, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    huedawg

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    Thats the one ! Let me ask you since you have the same setup, I want to get bigger tires ( still running stock , and yes it looks a bit funny ) what size can I use without rubbing ? Keep in mind that I work out of this truck and I drive at least 75 miles a day so I don't want mudders or such .
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    285's need a lift, but you could go with 265 Nitto's.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    did you go to bill penny toyota?
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Either 285/75/16 or 285/70/17 depending on what rim size you have. If you're planning on running the stock wheels, you will need wheel spacers (such as Spidertrax). If you're wanting new rims as well, it is recommended to get 4.5" backspacing and -.12 offset. The guys that put mine on had to cut a very small portion of the black wheel well liner, but nothing major and it does not rub at all.

    How are you liking the Pro Comp setup?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    I dont have the money now for new rims, in fact, I was going to paint my stock ones black ( dark metallic like ) . Will the 285's still work ? As far as the kit and the ride and such , its nice ! The only thing is , is that sometimes when I let off the gas I have a strange "clinking" type sound . Not sure what that is . I looked at everything and as far as I can see, it all looks nice and snug , however, it does have me wondering now . :confused:
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    I run a 3" Toytech spacer lift and 285/70/17s. The ride can definatly be better. I got the lift right when I bought the truck before I knew anything about lifting. I would recommend if you have the money go with some quality Coilovers (Fox, King, Icon, Sway-a-Way). But if money is tight get the Bilstein 5100s. For the rear you can run an add a leaf or 3 leaf overload replacement pack with some longer shocks.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Hmm, I haven't noticed any type of clicking noise coming from mine. Personal experience with my stock wheels and 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers was not good. The tires were WAY too close to the UCA's, and I was going to run Spidertrax spacers, but ended up going with new rims. Instead of having less than 1/8th of an inch between the tires and UCA's, I now have a couple of inches. It's really your call, but if you can't afford new rims or spacers, then the 265's might be better.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Look and see if your sway bar is hitting the struts in the front....Mine are just barely but i can hear it, gotta get the relocation kit.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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  10. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    It doesn't appear to be making contact . I took it to the dealer today and let them look at it . They said they was going to contact the company that they buy from ( DSI ) and see what they cant do as far as getting something for it .

    GEDC2127.jpg
     
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    Here are a few pics I took today

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    GEDC2121.jpg
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    Looks good! What size tire are you running in the pictures?
     
  13. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:44 AM
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    Those are 275-70-16
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    What size are those tires bro?
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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    thats the 3' eh? very nice. the tires must be a bit bigger though?
     
  16. Apr 1, 2012 at 5:11 AM
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    18x9 XD monsters, 285/65/18 Nitto Grapplers. 3in suspension lift.
    im thinking about doing a 3in lift on my truck and have already bought 18in rims and 285/65/18 for tires. Im debating on whether to do spacers or the bilstein shocks. ive been told that with 3in spacers and stock shocks it doesnt make much of a difference in the ride. Can anyone confirm or deny this? and is there any noticable difference between the 2.5 and 3in?
     
  17. Apr 1, 2012 at 5:32 AM
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    there seems to be a lot of questions with easily found answers inside the forum list under suspension. keep on truckin!
     
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