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Combine Body Lift with Suspension Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RZRob, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    RZRob

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    Hey folks,

    So I put a spacer on the front of my truck and the AAL (ProComp) on the back when I went to 285/70/17s. Well, my tires rub so bad and, my sliders periodically knock on my body, so I was considering adding a 2" body lift to get more clearance and wanted to get your thoughts.

    I know body lifts are cheesy and I plan on upgrading to UCAs and Kings when I get my next gold brick, but I need to get the clearance.

    I know most body lifts are cheap nylon, but I understand someone makes a better aluminum with one bigger diameter spacers. I assume you still leave the factory rubber spacers in place when adding a lift.

    Is this acceptable? Does anyone have any examples, advice or horror stories?

    RZ Rob

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  2. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I have known people in the past to cut steel pipe to make thier own body lifts. I dont know why they make them out of nylon?
     
  3. Mar 13, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    All I can say is what I assume everyone else will say: Wait, spend the extra cash, and do it right the first time around.

    I am waiting for the $ to do long travel, and do it right. I hate the unbalanced look of the stock Tacoma (front lower than rear), but I'm just going to wait until I can do it properly.


    How much trimming have you done? You should be able to make 285/70's clear with some careful trimming... the tire isn't big enough to require a body mount chop.
    Also, where are you rubbing? Are you sure a body lift would even help that?


    How do you like the Leer 180? I will be buying myself the contractor model 180 ASAP.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Shouldn't be rubbing that bad with that setup. What is the backspacing of your rims?
     
  5. Mar 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Rubs ridiculously bad if turning over a bump at 5 mph. Back spacing is 4.5". I'm thinking body lift will stay even after proper suspension lift. I've got serious clearance issues.

    Rob
     
  6. Mar 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    thats strange your rubbing bad. Im running 285/75/16 and only rub if im at full lock going in reverse.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Have you trimmed at all?
     
  8. Mar 13, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    Have you chopped your cab mount?
     
  9. Mar 13, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    It's rubbing my flares. In fact the driver side got torn off. I was going to glass, but the forum seems to think that's not cool. I just want to know if there's anything wrong with going for a 2" lift?

    RZ Rob
     
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