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4-6" Lift wheel size question plz HELP

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dman597, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Jul 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    dman597

    dman597 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I Have just ordered a 2012 4x4 and i got the dealer to install a 4-6" lift. I am going to use the wheels that are off my 09.
    They are 16" motometel ( i had a 3" spacer lift on my 09).
    I am looking it up and every 4-6" lift says it requires 17" Wheels ????
    can any one explain.

    EDIT/ UPDATE:
    I looked again they are 17inches. but another question.
    ok so good news MAYBE???
    The dealer is going to put on a 6" procomp lift stage 2 now .(long story)
    But the web site says it requires 18"+ wheels.
    My question is if my 17" motometel rims with 4.53" back spacing fit on my 09 with a 3" lift and VSC will they fit with this lift on my 2012?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    Whenever you go over a 3 inch you have to get spindles and im pretty sure those are causing you to have to have bigger rim size.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    How did you go about getting them to do that???? Are they going to cover that under warranty, seems like to me that dealers try everything in their power to not cover a truck that has been lifted. Is it a DropBracket lift?

    He doesnt have a spindle lift for sure, he's 4x4
     
  4. Jul 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Yes it will be covered under warrenty because the dealer is intalling it
    And the actual lift is To be determained there aftermarket fokes have to spec it out. I told them i want a 4" lift but 6" is ok to. And i Made it very clear no spacers.
    I am not aware of a 4" lift that is not a dropbracket lift?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    Oh ok, thats pretty cool. I'm pretty sure the only way they are going to be able to get those numbers for you w/o stressing your CVs will be w/ a drop bracket. I dont know crap about DB lifts so have no clue w/ why 16" wheels will not work. :notsure:
     
  6. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    ok so good news MAYBE???
    The dealer is going to put on a 6" procomp lift stage 2 now .(long story)
    But the web site says it requires 18"+ wheels.
    My question is if my 17" motometel rims with 4.53" back spacing fit on my 09 with a 3" lift and VSC will they fit with this lift on my 2012?
     
  7. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    No 17 will not fit ...
    18" +
     
  8. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    darn it my 17"s are new with new rubber. ERRR
     
  9. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    I have the Stage 2 and my wheels are 17". Maybe the VCS is what requires it to be 18" :notsure:.

    Call Pro Comp?
     
  10. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Sell them man ... U can get something for them ... Ur getting good lift.. All thur I would go with fabtech or bds new 6"
     
  11. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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  12. Jul 9, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    If I was you get the rcd 4.5 lift very goo lift and nice with that tire size :)
     
  13. Jul 9, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    And the rcd lift will work with ur 17" rims also :)
     
  14. Jul 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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    I have a question.

    If I were to go with a RCD 4" lift for my tacoma 4X4. How would it lift without new spindles?
     
  15. Jul 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    It comes with new ones
     
  16. Jul 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    The RCD lift is A drop bracket lift, it requires the cross member to be cut off so the truck's front diff can be lower. The Drop Bracket also relocates the LCAs so the truck will achieve the 4" lift. I think the kit comes with new spindles.



    And to the OP you need bigger wheels with the appropriate Back spacing and diameter, for the wheels to clear the tie rods if you don't know already...
     
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