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Liftkits and tire clearance...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaJoeFromGuam, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jan 27, 2017 at 1:11 AM
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    TacomaJoeFromGuam

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    I have a 98 Tacoma on a 3 inch leveling kit and I'm running 33's. Any suggestions as to how I can run bigger tires? (37's, 40's, etc)

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  2. Jan 27, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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    I would think you would need to do a solid axle swap to get that big. The 6in fabtech recommends running 34 but they say that it will still rub. For those size I think a Swap would be your best bet. Do you want it for looks or what?
     
  3. Jan 27, 2017 at 1:57 AM
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    Both looks and performance. I read somewhere that 3 inch coilovers with spacers and a 3 inch body lift will fit 37's but just wanted to check here if anyone had anything different.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2017 at 2:04 AM
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    It is only recommend to go 3in of lift with stock crossmember the angles get to steep for CV's. I would say that 3in lift with a 3in body lift would not work because a legit 6in lift says to run 34's. 37 are huge you will also need to rear gear it will get pricy quick. a 6in with a 3 in body lift might work but I don't know. Here is a 6in lift kit. http://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspension/Fabtech-6-Inch-Performance-Lift-Kit-w-Rear-Performance-Shocks-K7002.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=38&t_pt=3533&t_pn=FABK7002&utm_source=google,google&utm_medium=cpc,cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1&scid=scplpFABK7002--3&sc_intid=FABK7002--3&gclid=CIqVh86G4tECFViewAod8TYPQw

    edit I just saw that the 6in lift says it can run 35's on your year
     
  5. Jan 27, 2017 at 5:42 AM
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    Grab a big as hammer and a saw and fit as big as you want without any lift. Id recommend that over an ugly and unsafe 3" bl.

    Dont forget with that size tire regearing is basically required and youl be putting way more strain on your front end.

    Heres 3" co lift with 37s.
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  6. Jan 27, 2017 at 11:50 AM
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    damn lol. how much did you have to cut to fit those!?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    Not my truck but he cut alot... Like a few inches into the cab alot lol.
     
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  8. Jan 27, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    Nicklovin

    Nicklovin Long Travel Dreams, College Budget

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    If you're going mall crawler you could probably do spacers, blocks etc etc

    If you want actual performance off road you're going to need to perform a SAS, Solid Axle Swap. There's quite a few trucks on here that have done as such, check out their Build threads
     

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