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How about a 3" with stock tires for now?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4X42HEL, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Hello,

    My first post :)
    I just got a 2010 Taco last week (after having tried to buy a damn Chevy lol, but lets not get into that).

    Anyway, I am so glad I went with the 'yota, but I do have a question about a lift. I have a double cab 4x4 and I want to put on an EZ-Lift 3" leveling kit. The only problem is, I can't exactly spend the money to buy 33" tires and wheels, so I will have to stick with my 245/75/16 for now...

    I guess, what I am asking is, how "stupid" (if at all ) does that look? Any pictures would be helpful. I'm hoping sometime in the next few months I can buy the 285's that I want (hopefully BFG AT). But I would like to get some useful life out of these brand new stock tires.

    Again, i'm a 2010 Taco 4x4 but NOT TRD edition. So far, I love it :)
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    you could always buy the lift kit now and just keep it in the garage till you have saved up enough to purchase wheels/tires. Then put them all on at the same time.

    My wheels sat in my garage for months before I got my lift kit. Then I pulled the trigger and did the install when I ordered my tires. I was running stock tires for about a week +/- before my tires came in and got installed.

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    PS: Congrats on the purchase!
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    Go ahead with the lift, you might find that you like the look. It's your truck, do what you want! I kinda like the look myself!!
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    Put the lift on i'll show you what my truck looked like when I find the pics.
    Here it is, sorry it's poor quality.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    I did it and it looked fine.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    I'm running a 3" OME lift on stock tires and rims. Looks fine. I'll upgrade the tires to something a bit bigger when I wear he stock tires out. But I'll stick with the stock rims. They're paid for and do the job.

    For me, it's mostly about function far more than looks.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    it doesn't look terrible... go look in my gallery I've got a couple pics of my truck lifted without new tires/wheels.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Well, first and foremost, thanks for the congrats :) As I said in my post, I almost got a Chevy Colorado instead (yikes...)

    But lets get real, there is no way I am going to be able to buy that 3" lift and just look at it sitting in the garage in its box...

    Does anybody really have that control?
     
  9. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Well, Lemme take a step back....

    being new to the site, I have read a few places about some praises on the toytec lift... I guess what I am trying to ask is, is going with that EZ-lift 3" with procomp AAL not the best idea? I'm not sure I see too much difference, plus I really like how they do the differential drop.

    I come from Chevy land... and my last truck was a 95 Z-71 with 35's.... I installed a full 6" lift kit and every component up front dropped 6" as part of the kit. I'm a bit weary about the whole method of these 3" lift kits on Tacos as they are. I mean, there is no control arm lowering, all it is tweaking the angle of the A-arms... Not to sound paranoid, but does that seem all that OK?

    Appreciate the input btw.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    congrats on the truck, i just got mine last tues... Im getting ready to put a 3" lift on mine with aftermarket wheels and tires... but it wont hurt to put the lift on now or later. You will probally save money though having it all installed at one time.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    I gotta 3" lift and i'm runnin 265/75s...I can't wait to get 285s though...they give it that mean stance...
     
  12. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Ya, I dont know that it will save me or cost me any more.. I'm doing the labor myself in my garage (doesn't seem to complex of an install). I just dont want to run around with the "too-small-tire look". It may be as far as December/January before I can slap on the 285's I want.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    the Colorado is a good truck...
     
  14. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    :laugh:

    your funny ;)
     
  15. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    I'm sure it is. And I'm also sure I would have been just as happy with it. There was NOTHING my Z-71 didn't do that I asked it, including pulling a buddy's K-5 out of a lake with water to my door lol.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Hold off from getting the lift now and save up until you can do it all at once that way you won't have this problem. You said it may not be til Dec/Jan before you can get bigger tires, couldn't the lift wait a couple months? In the meantime keep researching for the lift you like.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    My friends Z71 Colorado hasn't given me, or him.. or his parents any problems yet..
     
  18. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    That makes sense. Maybe i should wait. did anybody find a significant decrease in fuel economy with 285s? The guy at ez lift told mr to expect to lose 100 miles per tank!!! Thats almost one third.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    thats good...I just haven't heard anything good about em. Its not a bad lookin truck though
     
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