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How much lift needed?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by stevo, May 18, 2009.

  1. May 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    stevo

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    I have a 04 double cab 4x4 TRD and I am really considering putting 33"s under it. BUT I seem to get all kinds of answers from the shops about level lifts, 4 inch lifts and cuttting front fenders for clearance turning and such. What would you recommend? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thx,
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  2. May 18, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    most people with 2.5" - 3" are running 33"s.

    You can run 32"s on stock suspension, but it will rub when the steering wheel is at full lock.
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Yeah... I would say 3inch would do it!
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Thanks for the info...I was hoping you would say that. I really didnt want to get to drastic since I drive quite a bit for work and I didnt want to do any body lift on top of suspension changes
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    You will need atleast 2.5 inches of lift and wheels with a backspacing of 4 or less to clear 33's
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    I would go with 3" lift. I had to do trimming with my 3" and 33's.
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Thanks again for the info guys...And the backspacing thing I hadnt even thought of..I think I may do the Tuff Country 3" spacer lift and blocks in the rear and get 33/11.50 Mud Grapplers w/ 16 X 8 Moto Metal 955's...I hope so at least

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  8. May 19, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Yeah backspacing is important, 33's on stock wheels with rub frame on full turns
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    I put a 3 inch on my 01 DC, tried on 33's and they rubbed like a mother. If your staying on the highway you will be fine. If your going to Moab or do some nice wheeling they you WILL rub.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    If you do any type of wheeling, Stay away from spacer lifts!!! I use to have one and the ride ON road was rough and harsh, let alone offroad.
     
  11. May 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Well I pulled the trigger on some 32" MTZ's with 16 X8 Moto's and a spacer lift in the front. I really wont go off road much, I havent since I got the truck a few years ago. I just want the look to cruise around in and fool around in the snow once or twice a year. Do you guys think I am screwed on this set up?? I guess if it doest work out to well, I will just have to do the real deal...hopefully it will work for riding to and from work, and hunting and fishing spots
     
  12. May 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    No theres nothing wrong with a Decent spacer lift! I Wheeled the piss out of mine, and the coil overs are fine! now there on my Friends Taco.

    Just do what makes you happy and Dont blow a bunch of money on shit you'll never use!
     
  13. May 20, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    Prezredz, thanks...I have been skepical of doing this the whole time, but money is the main issue, so I feel better now
    BTW, my sis lives in Sunderland and I live in FredNeck (frederick, MD)
     
  14. May 20, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Oh really no way. Hey I sent you a PM. Ill give you a call and I can explain some stuff. also if you ever wanna come down and chill your more than welcome. I think I could guys are coming over on Sat.
     
  15. May 21, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Prez, I replyed to your message.. Call me anytime. Myabe the next time I head to my sisters place we could hook up, I would like to check out your rig
    Steve
     
  16. May 21, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    yeah man, that would be cool?
     
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