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I need help. Experienced lifter guide me!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SadManGrin, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    SadManGrin

    SadManGrin [OP] Active Member

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    This is my first lift and wheel/tire swap, be gentle with me. I have read tons of threads regarding this topic and still need help.

    I will have 16 x 8 wheels with 4.5 BS. I WANT 285/75/16 tires to wrap them in. My budget isn't looking too hot right now, so I'm guessing I'll have to save up some more...

    1. Stock Suspension + 16 x 8 Wheels 4.5 BS + 265/75/16 AT Tires = Playing it safe

    2. Bilstien 5100s @ 2.5" with AAL + 16 x 8 Wheels 4.5 BS + 285/75/16 AT Tires + Dremel work + no UCA replacement = You wish buddy

    3. OME for 3" with AAL + 16 x 8 Wheels 4.5 BS + 285/75/16 AT Tires + UCA's + Dremel work = Good to go

    4. Spindle Lift for 4" with AAL + 16 x 8 Wheels 4.5 BS + 285/75/16 AT Tires = GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Currently, my plan is #1, until I can save up.

    I was hoping #2 would work however. I believe SilverTacoZack and Se7en both fit 285/60/18 on stock suspension with dremel work. With the same backspace, 285/75/16's are 35mm's taller than 285/60/18's (18x9), so wouldn't 5100's give me the room I need? Please correct me if I'm wrong. A big thank you in advance.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    wolfdog2314

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    I've got about 2.5 inches of life up front. With the eibach spring 5100 @.85 set up. With 285/70/17 tires. Trimmed the front plastic and mud flap. Only rub on big bumps and in reverse on mud flap.

    I say #2 or #3. 4 if ya got the money and are a prerunner!
     
  3. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    SadManGrin

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    I'm a 2nd gen though, and I'm not 100% sure if 2.5" up front with dremel work will cut it. Everything I read tells me "No buddy, try again!".
     
  4. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    stick with 265/75's and no rubbing whatever you do.... or If I were to do it over again, I would get the spindles and 285's, then later I would get some better coilovers/uca's, leaf pack.

    good luck
     
  5. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I'm 2nd gen 2011. That's my old truck in all my info.

    I know I know I need to change it...
     
  6. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    SadManGrin

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    Yeah I was gonna play it safe with the 265/75/16's and then upgrade to 285/75/16's when I could. Hence the 16x8 rims with 4.5 BS to start. But why bother with all that when I can just either A. save up, or B. stuff them with eibach's as wolf mentioned. Since wolf confirmed minor rubbage on a 2nd gen, I might have to go that route.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    Do it! I don't think I would have been as happy with 265's. Even the minor rubbing is annoying when it does happen, it looks the best.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Gonna have to save up just a little bit more then...
    Going with #2.

    16x8 wheels 4.5 BS
    285/75/16 AT tires
    5100's all around
    Eibach coils, front Billy's at .85
    2" AAL
    Remove flaps
    Dremel some triangles off
    Mount/balance/installation/allignment fees

    Now I guess I have to just worry about the spare...
    Let me know if anything is wrong.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Exactly what I did. You'll love it!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Dibblit Eh?

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    nice truck
     
  11. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    ^ That's not his truck. He has a 02 Tacoma. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dec 19, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Eibach coils. 5100's all around. AAL. WickedFlow
    Haha. Real funny ;-)
     
  13. Jan 29, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Sprink669

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    WOW that looks awesome! I have the Raceline Renegade 6's in Black on order right now. 16" with 4.5 BS I have the stock rims and tires and it looks tiny with my OME 886's and Dakar springs. Can you do me a favor? Could you take front and rear measurements from the (ground to fender) I am debating the whole 265/75 and 285/75 tires?




     
  14. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    Be gentle lol. I would go with billies and eibach springs, not as much pre load
     
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