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lift/tire help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mylittletacoma, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    mylittletacoma

    mylittletacoma [OP] taco? like the kind you eat?

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    Need some help here. I love my 00 Taco, it has the RevTech 3" lift with the blocks in the rear, 32x11.50 BFG A/T. the tires rub the upper A arms a tiny bit and the frame too.

    heres the idea.... i need new shocks so why not do either some really nice ones that are made for a lift, or do a full kit. i dont have much to work on so it needs to be affordable. was going to throw on some Rancho's but what about FabTech? and the rear i would like to get rid of the blocks and put an add a leaf, but have no clue what to get.

    tire..... i want to get some dunlop radial rover M/T, they are affordable and nice looking. size i want though is 33x12.50

    so questions needing answers.>>> if i get rims, what offset do you think?? do i need rims or can i just do spacers?
    >>> what lift should i do? just new shocks? if so by who and which ones>>> need to be very durable, like high impact durable.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    YotaDan

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    I don't recommend the Rancho or the Fab-Tech. I think most on here will agree. If you are on a budget and can't afford Coil-Overs. Then Look into the Bilstein 5100s. They will lift the front end 2.5" and provide a much better ride, and better perfomance than your current spacer lift. If you need the full 3" then there is a small topspacer available to get that extra 1/2"
     
  3. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    If you don't plan on going larger then 11.50 wide then you can just run spacers w/ the stock wheels...if you are getting wheels...I suggest 4" or smaller backspacing to clear the UCA's. Remember...the smaller the BS on the wheels...they more they stick out.

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  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    i am planning on going with 12.5" tires, i want to do some bigger fender flares than are on the 2000. i am thinking about the dunlop mud terrains, they have that nice shoulder lug that i want. plus they are really affordable. i looked at the bilstein 5100's, are they really that good? is there a set of springs that i can install to get a cleaner and TRUE 3" front lift? and what do i do about the back? add a leaf or keep the block kit? do i put the 5100's in the back too?

    thanks for the help so far
     
  5. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Read what Dan at Wheeler's Off-road wrote please and in the back I suggest shackle lift, AAL or a full custom leaf back. I wouldn't do blocks in the rear. Either 5100's or 5125's depending on the amount of lift and valving you want for the rear and this depends on the rear lift setup you pick.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    If you want a full 3" i would recommend getting UCA's (upper Control Arms) as well, or your ball joints will go bad. I ran 5100 on my truck for a while, Was able to get 33x12.5 in but it rubbed like hell. I had to do a 1 in wheel spacer to stop the rubbing. Now I got donahoes. I'd say save your money and get some donahoes. Order them through wheelers they'll take care of ya.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    mylittletacoma [OP] taco? like the kind you eat?

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    I dont get it, everything i see says 2.5" lift in front???? and the add a leafs are all 1.5 to 2.5 isn't the just a simple 3" aall the way around lift out there? like a extended front strut and 3" lift spring, and an add a leaf that does 3" and the extended struts for it? guess its like everything else,, why would it be so simple,,,, that would make too much sense....
    but then again maybe i just dont know,,, which this is my first Tacoma, so i kinda dont know.

    but thatnks for the wheelers web site,,, i am getting those pro comp rims in black for sure...
     
  9. Jul 25, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    mylittletacoma [OP] taco? like the kind you eat?

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    no one has any other ideas? no help from the Taco Gods?
     
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