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Cutting for bigger tires

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bamaboy0323, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Jan 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    bamaboy0323

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    I want the OME 3 inch lift, and i'm not sure if i want to go the Wheel spacer route to accompany bigger tires. Since I don't do any offroading, would i still have to do some cutting in order to fit the 285/75's?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

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    Well if you're not gonna offroad then barely. BARELY to none. Just get new UCA's for the allignment and you'll be good to go.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    what kind of truck
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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  5. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    push the wheels closer to 4" backspace and you should be good to go...
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Sorry, but could you please explain. Not real sure what you mean.

    Thanks
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    get ur wheels in 4" or less backspace

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  8. Jan 7, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    If you do UCAs then that will move the tire waaaaaaaaaaay back in the wheel well and you will have to cut the rear part of the fender flare and most likely have to cut the frame mount to fit the tires
     
  9. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    BRP27

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    Since your truck is a 04 Taco 4X4 SR5 you will not have any issues with UCAs or frame cutting , or plastic triming. I just did a 3in lift on the same truck and put 285/75/16s on. Alignment came in drives good. The back space BS ( distance from the inside of rim to the back of the bolt hole) is critical. best you can do is 4 in BS. I put rims on with 4.5 BS and 4 would have been better9 could not find 4 BS that I liked). You can put spacers on. A one inch spacer would be best but I dont think it is avalilable. The stock wheels on mine were 5 in BS. So a 1.5 spacer would put stock wheels at 3.5 BS. This would let you clear the UCA but it pushes the wheel out of the wheel well some. It would not be a problem on the hwy. I don't like spacers but lots do like them, they are cheap.
     
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