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3" lift = need bigger tires?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 2:50 AM
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    Karo

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    Will I need to get bigger tires to accommodate a 3" lift?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 3:21 AM
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    they are not necessary, and i see people running stock tires w/ a 3", its all about what you like the look of really, i decided to go bigger and am happy i did for sure...here is my 3" lift on 33":
    [​IMG]
    hope that helps you out
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 4:01 AM
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    StandingCow

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    From the sides my 245/75/16's didnt look bad, but from the front it looked a tad bit silly... like a boat. Got 265/75/16 duratracs on it, and its much better.

    You can see the old factory dunflops in my sig pic.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 at 4:03 AM
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    If you don't...it'll look funny.

    You gotta have 'the tires' to fill up the empty space.

    Something else to think about... What's is your purpose of putting a lift on? You're not gaining any ground clearance unless you put bigger tires on.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    TacomaMtnMan

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    I would recommend it... I saw some without and I just think it looks funny.

    What lift you going with? I am looking at the 3 inch lifts, making my own setup with FOX coilovers and TC UCAs. rear with custom Alcan springs and Fox shocks.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    I'm also buying a 3" lift and as tempting as it will be to put it on right away I think I will wait for tires..........or maybe not :D
     
  7. Jul 31, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    I thought mine looked a little silly with the stock tires and I just have a 2.5" lift. There was too much visible in the wheel wells. It wasn't awful or embarrassing but noticeable to the average person.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    I don't know what kind of lift to go with. Also, I just recently got new stock sized tires so I didn't want to spend another $400+ just yet. I think I'll get some of TW's opinions on which lift brand and tires to buy in about 2 years or so.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    i would say go with the toytec ultimate lift for sure, i love it and have absolutely no regrets at all....rides great on the road, and even better off road
     
  10. Jul 31, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Here's 295/70/17... equivalent of 33.4"

    [​IMG]

    and there's more photos in my build page in the link in my signature.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Your truck looks great. I think I can get those 295/70/17 on stock rims too.

    You guys need to go wheeling out by my old place in Wittmann by the Toyota proving grounds. I always wish I would.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Matic

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    Seriously. I think those are to big. Youve got what 2 inches at the most before your rubbing? I mean not to knock your truck it looks great but sheesh it looks like if you hit a bump or dip in the road your gonna be rubbing.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    All about backspacing and offset. I've got about 4.25" between tire and fender. I have no problems except at full lockout in reverse.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    Here's more pics

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    I'm not talking about backspacing or offset. I'm talking about the distance between your tire and the lower corners of your wheel wells. Beautifull truck man I just don't see you doing anything but driving in the desert. From the side pic (although might be deceiving) looks like you couldn't flex it more than 4 inches total.

    I've got 265,70,16's on my "02" with a 3in toytech lift/level kit and I think there perfect for it. Plenty of room to flex with out scraping and no wheel to wheel rubbing. The only thing more rubber for me is gonna do is maybe give me another inch or 2 of lift which I dont really want.

    Nice pics on your build page bro. Lookin good.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Sweet ride man!...................:thumbsup:
     
  17. Aug 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Do I see 2 spare tires? Why don't you take off the one underneath? I'm sure that will drop some weight off, right?
     
  18. Aug 2, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    ^^ Oh and this is a sick truck!
     
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    I like keeping the second (donut) spare in the event that someone else needs it on the trails
     
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    Opinions are like armpits... most of them stink.


    So just keep them to yourself unless they're asked for....
     
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