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3" spindle lift for 5 lug ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slick8810, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    Slick8810

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    I had a dc prerunner tacoma and got rid of it awhile back like an idiot but im back now and got a regular cab 5 lug and was wondering if anyone has looked into the fabtech 3" spindle lift for the 5 lug? i would like to lift it later on and i want around a 31" tire but i dont really want a spacer because i dont feel it will give enough lift for a 31". Also do you think it will make much differance in gas mileage and power because the 2.4 doesnt have much power already in my opinion and my 2.7 had way more it seems like. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    anybody know anything about them?
     
  3. Jul 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    I have it and am running a 23/75/15 tire... not sure of the actual dimension but I think it's 29"-30" and I have plenty of room for a taller tire but the width is close to the spindle itself. You could remedy that with a spacer or a rim that has less backspacing.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    yeah i believe that is considered a 30x9.50. i think i will get that and run a 31x10.50. Does the fabtech spindle in front push the tires out alot to make you need the spacers in the back to even it out? ive noticed that fabtech spindles do push the tires out some on alot of trucks.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    jcemitte

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    lol i got your build book marked :) soon as the kid is born and settled im going to use your truck as inspiration for mine...still not sure what im gonna do but i really like your set up... and how did the bigger tires effect your power
     
  7. Jul 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    Yeah it increases the front width by a total of 3" so I used 1.5" spacers on each side in the rear to even it out. I'm getting some fender flares here shortly to cover the tires back up I hate how they spray shit everywhere.

    The only time I really notice a power loss is with the A/C running... I usually shift at about 2k but I gotta bump it to 2500 or 3000 to get going at a good pace and not be holding up traffic. I think you could re gear fairly cheaply as the stock gears all the 4X4 guys are ditching are about perfect for what we would need (a 3.73 or a 4.10)
     
  8. Jul 20, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    but the bad thing about the 4x4 guys is the fact that there 6 lug and i dont want 5 lug in the front and 6 in the back. any idea what vehicle to get gears out of and be the same lug pattern?
     
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