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Greetings, new and unexperienced in off roading...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by onmigato, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    onmigato

    onmigato [OP] New Member

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    Greetings, new to the forums.

    Got a 2018 TRD OFF ROAD with about 60k miles on it.

    Upgraded from 265/70/17 to 285/70/17 and then ran into a problem lol.

    Added 2.5 spacers strut spacers and 1.5 wheel spacers to fix the problem. Still rub slightly on the left though :(

    I'm looking to upgrade to finally get into some trails. 2.5 King's are what I want to run. Can I run a pair of those and be fine for month or so until I get some rear ones ?

    Toyota mechanics said I'd eventually have to get a high performance axle because of the lift.. but other people say it'd be fine. Are the mechanics telling the truth ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado Bad luck charm

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    Welcome to TW
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    bulalo

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    Welcome. BTW, I’m still on stock suspension no lift just a slightly larger AT tires and I enjoyed going off-road with mine. Mainly fire roads ,mild to moderate rated trails and off grid camping with wifey. If rock crawling is your definition of off-roading then it’s going to be expensive. Try going off road and upgrade as needed. It’s more of proper line selection/ good spotter and driver skills . Since you already have larger tires, a cab mount chop is mandatory in that tire size if you want to off road without rubbing.
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    hiPSI

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    Just start going off road. You will quickly learn what you need, if anything.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    aleriance

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    Upgraded axles? Lol uhh... No. Original axles are totally fine, maybe they were talking about rear axle gearing? Common upgrade as you upsize in tires and lose power, is a regear to 4.88's or 5.29's. Over time you may notice that with more weight, the truck is going to suffer in low end acceleration and will struggle at high speeds on highways due to the factory gearing (and factory ECU tune). Both can be addressed with a regear and OVTune.
     
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