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Leveling to stop rubbing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by primer, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    A few months ago I got new wheels and tires. Went with Revos 265/75/16. They were only available locally in a 10ply E rated tire. I'm convinced that the 10ply tire has a slightly larger diameter though I've not been able to find that documented for sure. I've been happy overall - but despite some trimming I still rub a bit. From what I've read most people report no rubbing with this tire size.

    I'm thinking of putting Bilstein 5100s on the front to raise it a bit. My suspension is stock front and back - never did the rear leaf TSB. I definitely don't want to raise the front above the back so I'm thinking of setting the 5100s at .85. I don't think I need much to stop the rubbing.

    This thread was helpful:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/27231-bilstein-settings.html

    But I can't tell for sure. I want to lift enough to stop the rubbing. I want a slight rake to level ride.

    Suggestions appreciated.

    TL
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Bump...
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Your idea sounds like it will work just fine for what you want. Wheels with 4.5" backspacing will help too if you dont have those already.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Measure you fender heights and see if you'll sit level if you add .85". You can also get the TSB or an AAL and set the bilsteins at 1.75 or 2.5.. or still at .85.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    Thanks all.

    I have Ivan Stewarts - not sure what the backspacing is anymore.

    TL
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Measure from floor to the bottom of the fender opening - is that correct?

    Thanks

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  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    yeah, with the tape measure going next to the center wheel cap basically
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Looks like the IS are 4.5".
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Left Front, 34 3/4, Left Rear 36 3/4
    Right Front 35 1/4, Right Rear 37 1/4

    Looks like 1.75 might be fine. Shouldn't be nose high.
     
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