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Effective and Inexpensive Lift / Slightly Wider & Taller Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saf023, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jan 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    saf023

    saf023 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So first, here's my definition of inexpensive but effective:

    Cost
    - No cost for the rear leaf TSB but will raise the truck back end ~1".
    - $300 for Bilstein 5100s (front and rear)
    - Fronts set to 1.75" to raise and level the truck.
    - No cost for labor
    - $125 for a four wheel alignment when its all done.
    Total Cost $425

    Benefit
    - Firm but improved factory like ride
    - Ample lift for tires up to 31.6" in diameter
    - Simple bolt on installation
    - No UCA issues
    - No front differential drop necessary
    - Minor wheel house trimming likely


    I'm planning on going with a 285/65-17 tire. This tire will be .75" wider (11.22" total) and ~1" taller on factory 17" wheels (31.59").

    Rear slabs go on Monday. 5100s and the front end alignment next weekend. Tires in ~ 1 month. I'll let you know how it works out.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    2kool4school

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    should be able to clear more than that, alot of people are running 32ish" tires with no aftermarket lift
     
  3. Jan 30, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    265 75 16 is a 31.6
    I think that's why he said 31.6

    But yea you could do a 32/11.50 15, but would requite more triming
     
  4. Jan 30, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    This is the exact setup that I had before going with ICON.:)

    Are you going for aftermarket rim or stock? The 285 on stock rim will probably rub the UCA unless you will have wheel spacers. But, I'm not sure because I maintained the 265 on stock rim with this setup. It was too close to UCA already.

    Go with lifetime alignment. You will need it.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    I'm am looking for aftermarket rims.

    A lifetime alignment is not a bad idea by why do you say "you will need it"?
     
  6. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    DTacoms

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    Basically, I'm just saying that you will need it for future maintenance. You will save a lot if you'll keep the truck for a long time.

    If you will decide later to change the lift height to 2.5 or go with coilovers, the lifetime is really worth it.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    saf023

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    I understand and agree.

    As far as the wheels hitting the UCA, I know that the tires on OE wheels (30mm offset) are going to have 13mm or .5" less inner wheel to UCA clearance. If I go with an 8.5" wide wheel, I'll need either a .5" spacer or a new wheel with an offset of 17mm or less. A 17mm offset with 8.5 inch wheels will give me the same clearance a factory 30mm offset on a 7.5 inch wheel. I'm thinking the 285/65-17s are doable though.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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