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Leveling kit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dogsbeout, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:14 PM
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    Hey y’all! First time posting here on TW. I just purchased a 2021 Tacoma TRD Off Road last month and am curious if anyone has any pics of their Taco with a leveling kit? I have some SCS Matte Black with Bronze Lip 17x8.5 -10mm wheels on the way that’ll be here the end of the week. I’m going to be putting Nitto Ridge Grappler 285 70 17 tires on em along with the leveling kit installation. They said that they’ll fit perfect and I won’t have to worry about any rubbing or do any trimming. Just curious as to what it’ll look like when it’s done and if anyone has any experience with leveling. Thanks, looking forward to your pics and insight.

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  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:10 AM
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 12:18 AM
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    Jimmy, congrats on the new Taco. Welcome the club.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Welcome OP. Do some re search before you jump in to get a lift IMO.
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    Let’s see it!!
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Was torn between Midnight Black and cement. Stayed with ol’ classic black

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  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    Like, so many.
    Who told you they'll fit perfect with no rubbing?
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    Hello mate!
    I have a 16’ Tacoma DCLB with leveling lift kit. I did a 3in in front and 2in rear. Currently running on 285/70/17 for the tires. Here‘s some photos. I took off the mud flaps so it wouldn’t rub. On some slight sharp turn it still rubs a little.

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  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:28 AM
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    I have SCS 17" wheels with the -10 mm and I rubbed hard core on 265s. Had to cut and spend a lot of quality time heat gunning the liners. I doubt a leveling kit will allow you to run 285s. Pretty much a CMC is what is needed from what I have read about it.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    You should be fine, as long as you don't add weight to your truck (bed cover, bed/roof rack, supercharger, bumpers, skid plates, rock sliders). If you do add weight, you'll notice your truck sag a bit. At this point you'll need different coilovers for the front, as well as either an add-a-leaf for your rear leaf pack or a full leaf pack replacement paired with a good pair of shocks.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:37 AM
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    Yeah man, I'd be shocked if 285s fit with no rubbing. It typically takes a cab mount chop and maybe a pinch weld adjustment to fit 285s with no rubbing. There are some pretty good threads about 285s you can look into. But I would definitely expect them to rub.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    I do plan on getting a Leer camper shell down the road and they are an authorized dealer for them. I discussed with them about it and they said yes, whenever I get the shell they’ll have to balance it in the back and it’ll cost around $200.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    Like, so many.
    To be safe is 265/70/17 is the largest you without making mods to be sure of no rubbing. I ran 285s with 0 offest wheels and level, but I did the CMC and pinch weld.
     
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    And that depends on the offset of your wheels. I have SCS Stealth 6 17x8.5 -10mm with 265/70/17 and I rubbed big time.
     
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    Here's mine with a 2" front level and 1.5 AAL in the rear. Wheels and tires will be next but still undecided on that. I am a little unsure why people hate leveling spacers like they do. Ride quality and control remained exactly the same. I did not see the point of tearing out brand new suspension so soon. Would be different if it was an overlanding rig I suppose.

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    Like, so many.
    I dig your av.
     
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    Yeah, that’s the same size wheel as mine. They’re the SCS matte black blazed bronze lip 17x8.5 -10mm and I just got the UPS confirmation that they arrive this Friday.

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    For the record- I’m just looking to beef it up a bit but not get a huge lift. I really won’t be doing any extensive off roading or rock climbing. Mostly trails, ranches, and a daily driver for work. Not looking to climb a ladder to get into it. Thanks for all the responses I really appreciate it. This is my first leveling kit so it’s new to me. My brother has one on his 2003 Tundra and has never had a problem with it. Just wanting to make sure I don’t spend money on tires that they recommend and I end up having problems cause otherwise I’ll abort. Last thing I want is these nice new wheels come in and have too big of tires that rub.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Like, so many.
    Honestly man, I think they'll likely rub. I'm a fan of 285s. I just don't want you to be disappointed if you put them on and find out they don't fit. If you go with 265/70/17 with a -10 offset with the Nittos and a level, it'll definitely look beefed up and it'll perform really well in the situations you described.
     
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