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lifted truck issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PVT Clark, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mar 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    PVT Clark

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    thinking about doing a lift....originally wanted a 6" but im wondering if that would put too much strain on the engine and transmission? has anyone heard or know of problems that arise with running 33" tires or bigger? also what is the smallest lift i can get and run 33" or 35" tires? i want an aggressive offoading look and get more ground clearance without my taco turning into a slug and without spending thousands on a 6"suspension lift.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    I'm running 33's on a 3" 35's are doable but you will be doing a lot of cutting.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    what do you mean by alot of cutting? and what is a good lift that isnt a 6 inch and will fit 33s or 35s?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Well if you want 35's you will have to do the cab mount chop and cut your fenders there is a few threads of guys putting 35's on a 3" I know RelentlessTaco modified his fenders to for the 35's.

    If you like wheelin I don't recommend a 6" lift the drop bracket will give you less ground clearance then a 3" lift. if you really want ground clearance go with a 3" and 35's

    also a aftermarket front bumper is a must if you run 35's
     
  5. Mar 11, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    35's will be alot worse for your engine and tranny than 33's would be. Check out Toyteclifts.com and look at the OME complete 3'' lift kit. In my opinion a very good lift hope, this helps
     
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    Oh yeah i forgot to mention a re-gear would be needed with 35's
     
  7. Mar 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I"ve got 33's on 2.5ish. I Have Fox coils up front and tsb leafs with an add a leaf in the rear. You will have to cut a little but its totally worth it. I wouldn't go 35's unless you plan on changing your gears and if your afraid to cut I wouldn't go 35's on 3". The fox are a little spendy but nice. :D What price range are you trying to stay around?
     
  8. Mar 11, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    less than 800 for all suspension parts. not including tires. what is regearing? is it hard?
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    Its about 1000 bucks if you have a shop do and seeing how you don't know what it is that would be your best bet.

    And for 800 bucks you can get the OME lift or some bilies and. Add a leaf.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    Changing the actual gears in the differentials. For your price range id say bilstein 5100s n OME 884s. Might be tough to buy all the parts and do it correctly for what you wanna spend. Possibly run 265/75/16s
     
  11. Mar 11, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    your right i dont know much about this stuff but as long as its take off and replace i think ill be fine. im trying to find a good thread about cab mount chop but cant really find one...
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    So it sounds like 3" is the most versatile for on and off road. With the 3" toytec lift will 33's fit without trimming or are back spacers needed? I already have the Rear Leaf TSB could I just get away with the 5100's and still fit 33's or 285's?
     
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