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Advice for lift/tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dompy5, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Oct 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM
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    Dkurtz42

    Dkurtz42 Well-Known Member

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    If you saved up for mods, you may be smarter than 90% of this forum. The number of people putting on lifts/tires/heavy bumpers and then moaning about mileage is crazy. Know what you are getting into. A cheap lift may even end up causing other problems.
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    Malibu7tss

    Malibu7tss Not as funny as I think I am.

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    Oh you don’t have to explain to me you get what you pay for. I was trying to simplify and give broad answers to a question that could have outcomes from $ to $$$$$$$. I’m not sure how old you think I may be but I’m older than I wish I was. Lol.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:37 PM
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    I meant the OP. He said he was 23. I was agreeing with your estimates. Don’t cheap out was my sentiment.
     
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  4. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    mds08

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    TRD pro wheels @ 700 bucks including tax from my local Toyota dealership and Toyo 265/70/17 SL rated @ 800 for tires, road force balance including switching my tpms over. Tires and wheels can be had for $1500 or less.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    OP said he was looking at fuel wheels and 32” or 33 tires.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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    Just saying there are other options. The OP also said and asked for thoughts and opinions and he had been looking at the fuel rims.
     
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  7. Oct 11, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    My first lift was on an SFA vehicle, as was my second. I went big on the first one and regeared. It could climb a wall but it wasn't exactly well behaved on the road at times. The second time, I went with a more expensive yet more conservative set up and was better off.

    Tires are hella expensive . Alignment on any lift/wheel/tire set up is critical, and considering the OP has a long road commute and lots of pavement time, I think he should get a good upper control arm from the aftermarket and a good shop lined up.

    As I think about any suspension work on my 18, I think good UCAs are part of the foundation. Just my 2 cents . I see some popular kits don't offer a UCA, but I think something like JBA ball joint UCAs would be good for anything he does 2" or more .
     
  8. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:24 PM
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    I’m not much of a wheeler other than occasional fire roads or a wash to a good shooting spot, I do have my truck on dirt/gravel/rocks daily for work, however I am limited to a 10mph max so I’m not really wheeling.

    My goal was to get the front end up level with the rear so I bought the $60 dollar Rough Country spacers which ended up raising the front about 2 inches higher than the rear. No biggie I’ll just throw a 1” block and call it good.

    Looked funky with stock wheels and tires so I treated myself to 17 NVs wrapped with BF KO2s 265/70/17.. and BAM! This truck has transformed and looks amazing!!

    Stock shocks, no UCA needed, I was able to keep my mud flaps which was super important to me considering where I work. I couldn’t be happier with this set up and glad I went the cheap route with the lift. I am proud to say I have ZERO issues!

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  9. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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  10. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    I was pretty much in the same boat as you.

    I went with 5100’s all around with a 1” block in the rear. Gets the job done for whatever I throw at it while maintaining close to stock specs and improving my ride quality.

    It doesn’t sound like you need to invest anymore than $800 in your suspension for what you’re intending to use it for. My suspension setup ran me about $650 installed and aligned.

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  11. Oct 12, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    Amen, you gotta pay to play in this game.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    I just bought these fuel 16 inch wheels for $600 and the falken wildpeak 265 75 16 for about $500. Paid $80 to have OEM tpms swapped over and the tires mounted and balanced. Just replying to the above reply that said fuel wheels and tires may be around $2000. For 20s yes, but I wanted more sidewall. With that length of commute, I think you may be better off with a small lift and the 32s. If you want the larger lift and look of the 33s, by all means go for it. I’m not even leveled yet and they fit without rub for normal driving. May add a 1.5 inch level or the bilstein 5100s up front.

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  13. Oct 12, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    You sir, got one hell of a deal.
     
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  14. Oct 12, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    I agree. That’s great value. Looks great.
     
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  15. Oct 12, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    Thanks guys. Just off of Amazon. Tires were a tiny bit cheaper on eBay, but wanted amazon quick shipping and I get 5% back with my amazon credit card. Bought truck last Friday (ordered wheels, tires and lug nuts same night) and wheels and tires were in and on Wednesday. Side bars came in Wednesday as well. Can’t beat the quick shipping from amazon.
     
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