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3" lift w/ 33" tires or 6" lift w/ 35" tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nomaxpi, Jan 28, 2012.

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Lift and Tires

Poll closed Feb 27, 2012.
  1. 3" Lift w/ 33" Tires

    232 vote(s)
    74.8%
  2. 6" Lift w/ 35" Tires

    53 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Save the money and buy stock in Apple

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    8.1%
  1. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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    nomaxpi

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    In 2 or 3 weeks I will be installing either a 3" lift with 33" tires OR a 6" lift with 35" tires. (Wheels will be 20" BTW :D ).

    My concerns are stretching the factory suspension w/ 3" lift and having a less quality driving experience on the highway. I'm also worries about the fender well with 33" tires. Anyone have experience with this combo and wish they would have gone with the 6" lift instead??

    Pics would be great as well. I have seen many with both lifts, but it's kinda hard to determine what size tires that are on some of them.

    This is going on my shiny new 2012 Taco Double Cab, v6, 4x4, TRD Off-Road BTW.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    do you plan on offroading?
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    And do you plan on having 20's with a 33" tire?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    Absolutly lol, should have mentioned that. Extreme off road action will be done. Mostly mud and rock.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    do 33inch 3inch lift better preformance.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    I didn't, due to the fact that there would be a huge gap in the well. I think it would look quite silly IMO, but that's just me.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    Then you should definitely go with the 3 inch lift on 33 inch tires.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    wut?
     
  9. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Performance will only be an issue until summer. I plan to get the TRD Supercharger in August. My primary concern is the drive on the highway and the fender well with the 3" lift and 33" tires. I would imagine and hard hits in the front would smash the fender to hell.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    A 6 inch lift with 20s and 35s on the highway is going to suck and a super charger? You should plan on regearing if you do all of that.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    So the Taco in your sig is 3" w/33's?? That's not too bad if so.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    I do plan on gears when I add the charger. Any suggestions on the ratio?? I know someone that went with 4.56, but stated they wish they had stayed with 4.10.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    get a 3"

    33's might rub slightly, but that will be fixed with some cutting.


    you will not be able to perform "extreme off-road action" with a 6" lift on 20's .
     
  14. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    If you plan on any "extreme off road action" I wouldn't run anything bigger than a 17" rim. You'll want all the sidewall you can get.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    I figured I would get some rub, and I do not want to have to cut.

    Any reasons why you believe I won't be able to to do some serious off-road with a 6" on 20's??
     
  16. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    Not as much ground clearance as a 3" on 33's, less sidewall on your tire so can't air down as much to get more tire deformation (traction)

    And personally I hate seeing 6" lifts with big ass rims.. It just screams bro.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    This is exactly why i'm thinking of 6" on 35's (maybe even bigger since i'll have the room).
     
  18. Jan 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    If you don't want top cut, you really can't go bigger than a 35" on a 6" lift. And he's saying that you want more sidewall for offroading and 20s (even with a 35" tire) is a little big. 17" is about the max rim size for the serious offroader.

    Heres my opinion though... If you're going more for looks, get the 20s with 35" tires and 6" lift. That'll look sweet. BUT if you'd rather perform better off-road, get the 3" lift with 33" tires (rim 17" or smaller.) You'd have more clearance than a 6" drop bracket lift, you'd have a lower center of gravity, and 33's are plenty big.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    3" lift with 33"s or you can do 32"s, like I have, if you don't want to trim anything.

    6" lifts and big tires look good on full size Chevy's and Ford's, but look :puke: on small trucks like ours.

    Just my opinion, though. Don't like it? Go fuck yourself :D
     
  20. Jan 28, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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