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Leveling vs Lifting

Discussion in 'New Members' started by cody69, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    cody69

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    I was thinking of upsizing my 16" rims on my 07 Taco 4WD.Was wondering what I would need,if anything, to go to a 17" rim.If I am just going for a modest increase such as this is a levelling kit sufficient or do I need a lift.What about if I wanted to go bigger than 17"? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    You don't need a lift to change rim size.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    x2. I swapped the 16" baja wheel for the 17" TRD sport wheels without a problem (no lift installed). I went from the 245/75-16 Dunlops to 265/65-17 Coopers.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    First of all, welcome to TW.

    To answer your questions, you don't need to do any sort of lift or level to fit the 17" wheels. You may have some slight rubbing that can be dealt with by trimming a little bit of the wheel well.

    You will get a lot more answers by posting your questions in the appropriate forum. Either "wheels and tires" or "suspension and lifts".
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    The important part about swapping rims size is changing the side of the rubber too. You'll need a smaller sidewall aspect ratio (the second number) with the same width or a smaller width tread.

    Or you can get a bigger rim with a bigger tire...and then you might need to talk about leveling/lifting.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    To visualize Brunes statement:

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    from the online tire size calculator


    Virtually the same size tire on different size rims.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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