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Increase Ground Clearance

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by randyp5763, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Apr 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    randyp5763

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    Hello everyone, looking to add ground clearance to my 2011 Taco, off road model. Does anyone know how to do this without using a lift kit? I've seen other tacomas like this but have never found the owner to ask them this question. I checked to see if anyone had asked about this but nothing popped up when I did the search. Thanks!


    Randy
     
  2. Apr 23, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW! The only way to achieve more ground clearance is by using larger tires. Depending on size, you either have to lift, or do alot of cutting.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    Thanks, I wish I would have joined this site sooner! When I read my owners manual and searched online for the biggest possible tires it was shown that I already have them installed from the factory. Oh well, not looking to do any real big mods, just wish the truck had more ground clearance. People post quick on here! Thanks for the response!
     
  4. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    OZ-T

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    You can run 265/75/16 on stock Offroad wheels without rubbing
     
  5. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    mjp2

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    Are you 2wd or 4x4?
     
  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    x2 and I believe there's a 255 series tire that's even taller than can be run without rubbing.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    255/80/16 ?
     
  8. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Beats me, I thought you were the one pioneering 255 series tires for max height :eek:
     
  9. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    I don't think your going to be running that tire w/o a lift on it.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    You're thinking of 255/85/16
     
  11. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    80 to 85 really gonna be that much of a difference?
     
  12. Apr 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    32" to 33 1/4"
     
  13. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Its 4wd, though I think whats on it now w/o checking is 275's, the BF Goodrich tires.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    275/70/16 ?
     
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    haha not even close to a budget though...
     
  16. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    Just hack away until you can fit 255s. Shouldn't take much.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    if you're gonna start hacking just keep going till the 35's fit
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    Uh , the OP isn't planning on lifting
     
  19. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    No lift is required for 255's or 35's. if you are to use a standard 3 inch suspension lift it doesn't actually change anything but utilize your suspension droop. when stuffed you will be in the exact same spot as stock.

    Edit: If you use a 6 inch lift to fit either of those it is pointless. ruins your center of gravity. Well that is from a wheelers point of view...mall crawling is a completely different mind set that i dont try an understand
     
  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    Look under your truck around the transfer case. You can improve ground clearance there by re-routing the exhaust crossover pipe.
     
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