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Fitting 31x10.5/R15s, method of lift?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Mishael, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Nov 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    Mishael

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    WOAH GUYS, I HAVEN'T POSTED HERE MUCH AT ALL! Beyond that, Hello. I've got an '04 manual 4 cylinder stock. I'm so damn set on getting the 31x10.5 All Terrain T/A-KO's on the Cragar Soft 8's i just got for $50/ea. but i have recently come to the conclusion that I will need some amount of lift on it.

    My questions are
    1. how much lift do i need to get reasonable clearance?
    2. what methods of lift will provide the most cost-effective results? I'm a poor college student, after all. I was looking at AAL or new leaf packs for the back already, but I'm not sure what to do and the front I'm totally lost, especially in finding what i would need

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    1. from the time I post this, I'm getting new tires in around 24 hours.
    2. Should I abandon the whole 31" idea and go with 235/75s?
    3. I guess i could always get the lift with the 235s and figure if i should do the 31x10.5s later...

    SCRATCH THAT SHIT, 235's won't go on an 8" rim. I seem to have dug myself into a hole, here.

    GUYS MAKE UP MY MIND FOR ME

    Bottom line, I will be fitting the 31x10.5's at some point in time. What is the best lift setup for someone with minimal money but willing to upgrade shocks and in need of at least an AAL?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s set at 2.5 up front. Put an AAL in the rear and call it good
     
  3. Nov 5, 2012 at 5:54 AM
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    Is that really it? Just some new shocks and an extra leaf? Well thats doable.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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    5 lug. No 5100's.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Your best bet would be a spacer lift, because that's the only cheap and easy method to do it, unless you have the cash and want to go long travel.

    For the spacer lift, you can probably find some at Fat Bob's.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Yeah i really dont have the cash for it. Spacers should do it?

    also, i got some 12mm x 1.5" lugs from summit racing and they looked big, pulled off one of the lugs on my stock rims and they are indeed too big...they wobble on the studs. what the hell do I do about it?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    If you bought them from summit then just return them. Their customer support should be able to get you the right size.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    but what is the correct size? everywhere i look says that every tacoma ever uses 12mm x 1.5" RH lugs
     
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    that's the correct size. Is it possible they sent you the wrong ones?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    alright my lift method is settled, but im still having a problem with the lugs. they are definitely a slightly larger bore diameter than my current lugs but theyre all marked 12x1.5 and they do thread on perfectly...should i be concerned? im not mounting the tires myself, i will have a shop do it so i guess if they notice anything thats off they should catch it

    UPDATE
    the tire store refused to mount my tires
     
  13. Nov 8, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    They're on...
    [​IMG]
     
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    They look great! Do you have any problems with them so far? They do look a tad close with the fenders.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    you will rub on full lock pulling into your driveway
     
  16. Nov 8, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    looks like you need these...
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  17. Nov 9, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    You are exactly right, but that's about it. I took out my plastic outer guards and I rub after about 1 full steering wheel rotation, and I drive on dirt roads all the time, no problem with bumps yet. My spacer lift and AALs are on the way but it can be done on a regular cab base 2WD.
    My rear leafs sag as it is and even with about 350-400 lbs in the bed I still have about two inches before my fender, the front has about 2.5-3 all the time.

    I don't suggest doing this for more than a week or two if you drive as much as I do. Get the lift but I really needed new tires.
     
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    ^^ best way to go if you ask me :cool:
     
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