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leveling kits and tires

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by armstrong, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. armstrong

    armstrong [OP] Member

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    will a 3'' front 2'' rear leveling kit allow 285/7516?? on a 04 xtra cab
     
  2. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Welcome to TW. You will need wheel spacers, and to trim some fender well plastic and possibly chop your cab mounts. This is one of the most commonly asked questions on this site. You might try a search next time.
     
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    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    do some searching man. Also you will need to either do the boot slide mod or just get some new aftermarket CVs to prevent them from tearing.
     
  4. armstrong

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    i ordered some 285/75r16 pro comp xtremes and some 6by8 pro comp wheels with 4'' backspacing from 4 wheel parts or something like that, the guy said it would work with 3'' leveling kit, i also bought a diff drop only thing i should have to worry bout is a lil bit of trimming right???
     
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    You will need new upper control arms to get your alignment in spec. Also I'd recommend against leveling kits.
     
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    Leveling kits bad
    new Coil overs good
     
  7. armstrong

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    y are leveling kits no good?
     
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  9. Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Even with a 3" lift and trimming of the pinch weld (no cab mount, thats only 2nd gens) The 285s will still rub on the frame when you get close to full lock.
    I havent have problems with my axles after 20k+ miles and my alignment was okay only the caster was off a little bit.
     
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    If your looking to off roading I would highly recommend putting some new coil overs. Makes the ride a lot more comfortable co's Brands are intended for offroad uses

    If your looking for looks and maybe very minimal off roading get a spacer lift i have friends that have spacers and one time my friend hit a pot whole and the spacer broke in half with I only having one month of use
     
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