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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

    25 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    allrsdup

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    gotcha.. glad it worked out for u as long as u like it thats what counts! looks great i loved the 6" look tho, haha
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    ruggedT

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  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    Wicked 2007

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    If I measure to the diff its over to 16"- i was measuring to bottom of AP skid
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    allrsdup

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    i am curious what kind of clearance numbers the rcd guys are getting
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    jandrews

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    Drop bracket lift. It'll be the same as the 6" guys if the tires are the same.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    allrsdup

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    yeah probably right but sometimes the rcd trucks look like they have more clearance for some reason. idk
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 at 2:03 AM
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    mutilatedjak

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    My truck, black one, has 265/75, so pretty much 31.6in. The white truck with the DB has 33in tires. I have no lift (on order, I cant wait!). I have the optional skid, just painted black, so I have that thin red line go slightly up beyond the skid to line up with the front diff. With out the skid, both would have pretty much the same diff clearances (assuming 4x4). I hadn't seen a side by side pic yet, and I was lucky enough to park next to a tacoma with a DB, perfect opportunity.

    Fabtech compare.jpg
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 2:20 AM
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    Badassseabee

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    Can you run a 16 inch rim on the second gens.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2012 at 2:24 AM
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    krimson

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  10. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:53 AM
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    Irish020

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  11. Feb 13, 2012 at 4:23 AM
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    up yours buddy lol you know the big white has been to rausch and its going back here n a few months :) and it does just fine.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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    ...why not get the best of both worlds...
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    ...and get a 6" with 33's?
     
  13. Feb 26, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    ^^ agree, 6 inch lift with 33's, it looks a lot better
     
  14. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Don't listen to jay, he doesn't know what he's talking about ;D
     
  15. Aug 20, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    I just bought 33" BFG AT I have a 3" lift and 3" spacers ... What part of the fender do i need to cut to avoid rubing on turns? anyone done this before and whats the best tool to cut it out with

    THANKS!
     
  16. Nov 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Do you have a short bed? or long bed?
     
  17. Mar 6, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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    that happened to me on the way back from the meet. but front tire.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2015 at 3:51 AM
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    BF Goodrich Mud Terrains, LED bar, HID Hi's and Lows. I am planning on trading mine in for a 2016 or newer depending on when i gather all the information I need on this site to build my truck. Seems like every month I learn something new. Future mods so far: Front: - 16" King extended coilovers with remote reservoir shocks - Total Chaos Heim Pivot UCA's & LCA's - 6" BDS lift, just the Spidles & Crossmembers - T100 front axles - ReadyLift tie rods - SS extended brake lines - Larger calipers - Pelfreybilt bumper - WARN® 9.5cti-s winch - Glassworks front fender 6" rise and 4" bulge - Carbon Creations carbon fiber hood - Carbon fiber hood pins Rear: - 4" Alcan full leaf pack with Orbit Eye - King extended shocks with remote reservoir - Pelfreybilt rear shock relocator - ATO 6" shackle flip kit - ARB rear air locker - Rear differential breather mod - Pelfreybilt rear bumper - SS extended brake lines - Glassworks rear fenders with 4" rise and 4" bulge Misc: - 4.56 gears - One-piece driveshaft - RCI skids for transmission, transfer case, fuel tank, and rear differential - B.A.M.F. rock sliders - 17x10 rims with 4.5 backspacing - 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open Country MT - Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers - 50" LED light bar - Several Cree LED pods - Rear camera anytime mod - Underbody LED lights - Green HID's - Green LED Fogs - Aluminum camper shell - Line-X the whole truck
    Apples and oranges comparison here. 2WD's like yours have more ground clearance then 4WD's without a doubt. A DB lifted on 35's is pretty equal to a 3" lift on 33's as far as front ground clearance goes. Check out white2010taco's truck. That has a ton of clearance. If only there was a way to engineer 4WD's CV's and drivetrain so that they could achieve just as much clearance.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  20. Mar 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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    BF Goodrich Mud Terrains, LED bar, HID Hi's and Lows. I am planning on trading mine in for a 2016 or newer depending on when i gather all the information I need on this site to build my truck. Seems like every month I learn something new. Future mods so far: Front: - 16" King extended coilovers with remote reservoir shocks - Total Chaos Heim Pivot UCA's & LCA's - 6" BDS lift, just the Spidles & Crossmembers - T100 front axles - ReadyLift tie rods - SS extended brake lines - Larger calipers - Pelfreybilt bumper - WARN® 9.5cti-s winch - Glassworks front fender 6" rise and 4" bulge - Carbon Creations carbon fiber hood - Carbon fiber hood pins Rear: - 4" Alcan full leaf pack with Orbit Eye - King extended shocks with remote reservoir - Pelfreybilt rear shock relocator - ATO 6" shackle flip kit - ARB rear air locker - Rear differential breather mod - Pelfreybilt rear bumper - SS extended brake lines - Glassworks rear fenders with 4" rise and 4" bulge Misc: - 4.56 gears - One-piece driveshaft - RCI skids for transmission, transfer case, fuel tank, and rear differential - B.A.M.F. rock sliders - 17x10 rims with 4.5 backspacing - 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open Country MT - Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers - 50" LED light bar - Several Cree LED pods - Rear camera anytime mod - Underbody LED lights - Green HID's - Green LED Fogs - Aluminum camper shell - Line-X the whole truck
    Thank you for the clarification N0rth. With that much clearance in the front, my eyes fooled me thinking it had to be a 2WD. I was told from Wheelers Offroad to stay away from Long Travel for doing any kind of serious offroad like Monkeyproof is doing. That LT is just meant for desert racing applications.

    Monkeyproof, how does your truck handle compared to other Tacomas with 3" mid-travel shocks that most members would suggest having on these rock climbing trails?
     
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