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lift difference

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arktacoma, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    arktacoma

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    hey guys just wonderin i made up my mind to lift . My question though is i can get a 3in sus lift for 505 installed or a 2in in front level installed for 396 what should i do. i was told its only an inch and you really cant tell so save the money towards tires maybe. the level is not as hard on your suspension part u joints etc.... im in a pickle and am looking to do something within the next few weeks. thanks.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Which suspension lift are you looking at? Just based off the information provided I would say 3". Just because you can fit bigger tires with less clearance issues.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    arktacoma

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    the truxx 3in lift
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    if you go with the 2 inch lift you can fit 275 70 17s on your stock wheels without it looking too small.
    if you go with a 3" lift youll want to go with a 285 70 17 to fill the wheelwell. But you cant use your stock rims with a 285 (UCA clearance) and you cant keep your mudflaps.
    Take this into consideration and your looking at a much more expensive option to go for that extra inch.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    is it worth the extra money for that inch is it that noticable?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    i find the 3 inch lifts have too much wheelwell showing even with a 33" tyre. Up to you. There are tons of pics on here with 2" vs 3". I chose 2" and have 275 70 17s.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Bilsteins set at 2.5 and an aal in the back with 265/75/16 tires. Thats my setup im installing on tuesday. If you get a 3" suspension lift, you will most likely need to buy an aftermarket uca which will be around 400-500. The UCA will let you get an alignment in spec. Thats why i decided on the bilsteins. Ive done the research like you are trying now and thats what i have decided on.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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