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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by treetagger, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Jan 14, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    treetagger

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    hey guys, im brand new to this forum and just got my tacoma. Its a '99 prerunner I-4. Ive searched all through the forum and have yet to find my exact awnser.

    It has some clearance already, But im thinking of putting on a lift and some tires. I was thinking 3" front and 2" rear. I currently am running 235/70-15 size tires. I dont want to go too big. I was thinking maybe some 30in.all terrains. But I was wondering if you guys thought that may be too small with how much wheel well clearance there already is. The reason I dont want to go any bigger is because i really dont want to get new gears.
    What Do you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    Welcome treetagger, Is your truck an auto or manual ? that will make a difference at your shifting sequence for an auto. I don't know how to convert said 30" tires, but you can go to tire size calculator, google tires, then a couple pages you'll find it, I believe Miata.com. I would think the max is going to be 265/70/15 without the lift, 285/70/15 with lift and some trimming will be needed. I would not think re-gearing would be needed per say, but to improve fuel milage, yes. Good luck.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2008 at 4:33 AM
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    hey thanks concrete jedi. My truck is a automatic. And you dont think that the 285/70-15 are going to be too big?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    They'll fit but you'll have to trim inside the wheel well, maybe wheel flair, and it might rub on rough terrain. I have 265/70/16 and have no issues, they fill up the wheel well nicely and the fuel milage doesn't go in the toilet, I lost maybe 2 mpg, maybe something you might consider.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2008 at 10:44 PM
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    Brians03Taco

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    I have noticed that stock pre-runners and 4x's have 31 inch tires stock from the factory. It would be safe to say that you would be able to run 33's on the truck after a three inch lift.

    However any amount of tire change in height is going to adversely affect your gearing. There are calculators on the net that will give you the RPM change on any given tire and gear ratio combo. Check those out they will give you an educated guess at how your vehicle will perform after the lift.


    (I stand corrected on the lift and tire size. It seems as though it takes about 6 inches of lift to fit 33's?)
     
  6. Jan 27, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    treetagger

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    heres a few pictures, not the best cause they were taken with my phone. I think im going to go with the revtek 3 in. lift and 31in bfg all terrains. what do yall think?

    my tacoma.jpg
    my tacoma 2.jpg
     
  7. Jan 27, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    I'm running 31's on a 95 with 2.5" of lift and could easily run 32's.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    taco's come factory with 31's in 1st gens... 3" lift nets you clearance for 33's I'm running 6" lift and 35's my suggestion if you want to fill the wheel wells a little without going to big would be get 31x10.50x15's mounted on stock wheels.... look just like a trd truck would have from factory
     
  9. Jan 28, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    treetagger

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    hey beeztytlr, i really like your truck, do you have clearance issues while turning? and which lift did you get? And did the bilsteins give you anymore lift?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    The back is 1.5" shackles and I'm going to put in an add a leaf. The front lift is the strut. Bilstein 5100's that I got are adjustable up to 2.5", The bilstiens in the rear are 5100's also but are just longer to compensate for the shackles. The ride is nice and at 2.5" you don't have to drop your front diff. I don't have and clearance issues with the 31's even with a offset wheel. Once the add a leafs are in 32's will clear and may rub just a little at full atriculation. Oh, almost forgot, I am also running TRD coils in the front. All the suspension bits (except the shackles and leaves) I got from Wheelers off-road. Struts were 94.50 each, shocks were 74.50 each and coils were 111.75 each. You can re-use your stock coils but mine were rusted pretty heavy.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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    treetagger

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    ok, I think i have decided what im going to get. Im thinking about 3in. revtek spacer in the front and a 1.75in shackle lift in the rear. Do yall see any problem with that combination? Also I believe im going to put on a set of 31in. BFG a/t's.
     
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