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3" level/lift kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by NomadicZ, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Oct 7, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    NomadicZ

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    Hey Taco World, I wanted to lift my 2017 TRD off road Tacoma with a kit that wont break the bank 2-3" max. I'm not a hardcore off road/overland type of person either. I do plan on camping and hitting the slopes more often though... Any recommendations?

    thank you guys!
     
  2. Oct 7, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    the_tacocamper

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    I'm in the same boat, I just went with a Revtek leveling kit. Made is so I could get 33" tires.

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  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    NomadicZ

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    what exact kit did you use?
     
  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    WZ00R2

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    Did you have to trim anything to fit the 285s?
     
  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    Nope not trimming at all. I haven't rubbed at all yet but only done some mild offroading no wheeling or anything.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    thank you! and yea that was my next question about the 285s!
     
  8. Nov 9, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    Stock suspension? Brake lines?
     
  9. Nov 9, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Bought my 2018 TRD O/R 4x4 at the end of Sept. Took it to 4wheel Auto Parts and had the 2.25 Pro Comp front level with the front
    differential drop installed. The diff. drop is important to keep the cv joints at factory angle. I'm no pro at wheeling, just wanted something to be able to add some aggressive rubber when my stock tires finally wear out. Eventually may do a suspension lift, again nothing extreme, so I'm thinking 5100 Bilstiens all around just to level out and to not hamper the trucks ability stock.
    **EDIT** diff drop for 4 wheel drive models of course...
     
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  10. Nov 9, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    3 inch low range off road lift / level kit 255 85 16s20170827_144848.jpg
     
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  11. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    3” motofab leveling kit. 285/70R17
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    Yep all stock, just added a spacer in the front suspension and a block in the back
     
  13. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    How do all these spacer lifts ride??
     
  16. Nov 10, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    In my case, the 2.25 Pro comp front has felt pretty much like stock. This was what i was looking for when i took it to 4wheel auto parts and this kit is what the tech recomended. So far with nearly 3000 miles I've been happy.
     
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    How much was that installed?
     
  18. Nov 15, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    How have the lifts and bigger tires affected y’all’s fuel mileage? Also how much of a Speedo error do the bigger tires like 33” cause?
     
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