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Body lift?!?!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bennett87, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    so i have an 01 tacoma and put the 881s up front with the bilstein 5100s on 265/75/16 and didnt do anything in the back yet....it doesnt look right....im thinking about 3 inch PA body lift and going with 315/75/16 and new rear leaf springs and matching 5100s but dunno what ill have to change the gear ratio too since i only have the 2.7....any ideas????
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    so you want to add a body lift then throw on huge ass tires on a 2.7? why not just step up to 285/75s?
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    i tried the 285s on the size i have right now and the rub like hell....im not a huge fan of body lift but i think itll be easier than taking off suspension i have now in place of 6 inch kit...
     
  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    so rubbing is the issue and you wanna throw LARGER tires on??? Thats the nature of the beast dude....the body lift won't help lol
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Where are you rubbing exactly? A BL is not gonna help if your rubbing anywhere on the frame.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    its destroying the back side of fender near the doors....i want bigger tires cause it doesnt look right at the moment
     
  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Maybe just leave the suspension alone and get a 6'' bodylift.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    haha yea right....i know body lifts are viewed as ridiculous by quite a few but i just need tire clearance i dont run this truck off road that much....thats what my 94 is for
     
  10. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    this is what it looks like now

    246672_10150204183626825_728786824_7397128_2681882_n.jpg
     
  11. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    see i wish i could run 15 inch rims but i got the weird oversized brakes for the 01 model and it tooooooook forever to find rims that would fit around the calipers without hitting the front face of them
     
  13. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    even if i cut and went with true 33s i would need to regear and do alot of work to make it feasible (since its my daily driver) so i figured why not 35s since same amount of work and i get tires cheap...i like the 23 mpg i get now with the 265s and dont want to give that up just for size
     
  14. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    Can't go wrong with that combo.

    x2 on plasti dipping the uca!

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  15. Jul 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    ok i can see the ridiculousness has started....ill figure something out to make it work
     
  16. Jul 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    the other post are quite littered with junk i was wondering if there was another way to try and clear 33 or 35s without having to go with a body lift and my suspension i have now...i know i can easily go with 6 inch suspension and be good or throw on a body lift but didnt know if there was some creative way yall have made them fit without the conventional ways of doing things
     
  17. Jul 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Guys do a number of things bud...and it all invloves cutting and trimming :)

    Like getting cab mounts shaved, trimming the plastic inside the wheel wells and cutting the lower portion of the fenders where tires may rub.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Can it really be that hard!!! Just get your 3" suspension lift, buy the tires you want, get a wheel with good backspacing, and if its still doesnt fit then start cutting! ....easy! Your thinking too hard, dont hurt yourself.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Cut and trim=problem solved
     
  20. Jul 13, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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