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Need Advice!! Please Help!! Lift Before cross-country trip?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by smuggiesrider, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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    smuggiesrider

    smuggiesrider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I just bought a toytec ultimate lift kit w/ LR Uca's and Dakar complete leaf replacements.

    My summer wheels/tires are FJ Trail teams with 4.5" backspacing with the stock BF Goodrich KO's 265/75/16

    I plan on driving it Cross Country soon and am wondering if I should wait til I get back to install my lift. Also if I should just get some used highway tires to run?

    I will be traveling mostly highway of course but would like to dip off-road from time to time as were going to Yellowstone eventually and possibly the Grand Canyon.

    Any advice on the wear and tear of the lift/ tires/ gas mileage vs leaving stock and replacing w/ highway tires for the trip?

    Anyone ever driven all around the country in their Tacoma?
    Were going NE to NW to SW to S to NE time allowing.

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  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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    I would wait....I think your fuel mileage will suffer from the lift. You may get some vibs depending on the which lift you use.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    anyone with lifts have any advice?
    or better yet my set up specifically?

    :confused:
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    I drive from Washington to Oregon, I have a 6 in lift with 35's and only get about 11 to 12 mpg
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    Depending on how long until your trip, I'd wait. If you have enough time to get the lift installed, put some miles on it, chase out any vibes, etc, then go for it, put it on now. If you're leaving in a couple days, I'd wait.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    Definitely wait, fuel mileage will suffer, plus you don't want to be in the middle of no where and have something come loose or break. Not that it happens often, but I wouldn't take the chance.
     
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