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3" lift and leveling kit

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rockytopvol, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Jun 2, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    rockytopvol

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    Hey guys first timer here.. As far as posting on this site.. Anyways I been reading alot lately on here and tried to get ideas but you can call me picky. I have a 09 4 door silver tacoma, hate the color but im very fortunate for having it paid for by my grandpa. A couple of weeks ago I bought moto metal 951's and mickey thompson baja mtz 265/75/17 and just took them off because I want to go bigger. I talked to a guy today whose truck really caught my eye. I pulled over and talked to him and he had 35" nitto mud grapplers with dick cepek wheels obvious i knew that but I was more curious about the lift. He said all he had was a 3 inch lift and a leveling kit, had no problems with rubbing and only had to trim a little. Im jus wondering is this possible without major cutting? Ive read all on this sight and only seen people running 33's with 3 inch lift. Possible the leveling kit gave him extra height to fit them? I would love to get a 6" lift with 35's but money is tight and know if I get a 3 inch lift with 33's i will only want to go bigger. Does anyone have an answer of how he fit them on his truck?

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  2. Jun 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    He doesn't go off road....or over any bumps.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Yeah there is no way he fit 35's on a 3" lift without some major cutting. And he don't know what the hell he's talking about. 3" lift & and a leveling kit what the hell does that even mean? stacked lifts maybe.

    If you want 35's on a 3" your going to be cutting and cutting a lot.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    Uh.. That guy is full of it.... Leveling kit on a 3" lift is baddddddd... The A-arms can only go down so far.... He either did some trimming to fit the 35s or he was right and is running a leveling Kit with 3" strut lift, which is extremely bad. Now if you wanted to fit 35s the right way, is to run a some kind of drop bracket lift or do some buku trimming.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    I'm not to smart when it comes to lifts but I knew that sounded a little wierd to me. I am a fan of the 3" with 33's though and if i did end up going with 3" thats what id run . Of course my only concern with 6" is that it's my everyday driver even though i never go over 20 miles a day. Also to tell the truth his truck looked alot higher than 3 inches, and he may have just plain out not have known what he was talking about.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    BTW what size tires you running? 285/75/17?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    285/75/R16
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    Found the guys name out and was able to get him to send me a pic of his truck. Does this look like 3 inches?

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  9. Jun 4, 2011 at 2:50 AM
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    Thats a body lift , truck is lifted of off the frame in the pic. Did this to a 1995 Z71 in the past.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    Anything wrong with doing this? As far as the body lift and 35s? I will say to in person it looks alot higher than 3" i guess the tires make it even higher?
     
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