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Need help with the right lift for 33's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco Billiam, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    Taco Billiam

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    Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. I just purchased an 2012 taco and would love to give it a "Stance" so to speak. I dont really want the huge 35's with suffering gas milage and all that goes with it. I was thinking 33's and was wanting to insure that i would have no rubbing issues. I use my trucks to hunt and fish, and have a a HUGE issue with rubbing while going into ditches and such. SO my question is what is my cheapest option for a good lift for clearance to run 33's.What size lift do I need for 33's. I know nothing about lifts, but want to give my truck a little attitude without killing my comfortable ride. By the way the truck is a 2012 double cab TRD sport, long bed. Also, to make matters worse, it is white in color, so it really needs some attitude. Thanks Billiam.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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  4. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    yeah, sorry about that. Its a 4X4 Im not sure on the lug, I will have to look.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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  6. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Well its a TRD Sport so its a 6-lug for sure. There is a ton of options on a good lift out there. I'm assuming you want a 3" lift instead of a 6" lift? If so it can range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand depending on what you want. You can go the cheap route and go with a spacer lift but most people say its kills the comfortable ride and isnt worth it. I'd go with a full suspension lift if I was you, yeah its going to cost you a bit more but it will be worth it in the long run.;)
     
  7. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    Agreed on the suspension lift.

    But a lot of the time if you get the 3" lift you still have to do a little bit of trimming to run the 33's dont you? It sounds like the OP doesn't want to do any trimming?

    Not positive, but thats kinda my take.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    True, if you get 33"s your going to have to trim for sure but if you get wheel spacers or different wheels with the proper offset and backspacing the trimming comes out to be very minor. You can do it with a small dremel and its super easy to do.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Agreed.

    So the real questions I guess now for the OP, are you okay with trimming a tiny bit? Are you dead set on running 33s?
     
  10. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    Agreed, even with 32"s you still have to do some minor trimming but you can leave on the front mud guards unlike 33"s.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    First off, let me say thanks for the help. I love this site, and will learn a ton in due time. To answer the questions asked earlier, I guess Im not sure what I want exactly. All I know is that I would like to give my truck a little attitude. I personaly feel the white is a little boreing, but it is growing on me. I will be adding a leer shell soon. I feel that after the shell is added, and the lift, rims and tires are added, this thing will come to life!!!
    Here are the things that are inportant to me.

    1. I want the truck to have a little attitude to it (lift and a litte more agressive tread on chrome rims should fix this).
    2. It is VERY VERY important to me to not screw up the ride that my sport currently has. It is SOOOOOOOO smooth and tight, and I want to keep it that way, so (YES) I will spend the money to do it right.
    3. I want ABSOLUTELY NO rubbing at all.
    4. I dont know if they make a four inch or not but maybe a four inch with 32's would be more along the lines of what I need.
    I guess I am looking for a little more agressive stance that will ride nicely. I am NOT hung up on 33's I suppose. I just want to improve on the stock look.
    PLEASE feel free to offer up suggestions. Also I guess the only reason I wasnt looking at six inches lift is because it seems that most people running six inches are also running 35's. and I felt like 35's were a little too much for me.
    So guys, what's your thoughts????????
     
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    6inch fabtech w 33's will be very nice. for comparison (but not really) I have an excursion...it has an 8inch fabtech w 37's and is smooth and tight. I can run down the interstate w one finger on the wheel at 80mph.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    Yeah... Stay away from Fabtech...

    Just about any lift will stiffen up the ride. 5100's with Eibach springs and 32"s will look good.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    I think the RCD lift has your name on it .
     
  15. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    RCD.....whats this you speak of sir???
     
  16. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    I run a complete OME lift with 884 coils, and a 2" AAL in the back with Light Racing UCA's on 32's and have no rubbing and it rides very well on and off road. Just get the same thing but with 885 coils from toyteclifts.com :cool:
     
  17. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    Its rides like butter and no rubbing on 33 x 1250 on a 17x9 rim. (no trimming)

    Some dont like the drop bracket lifts, but mine rides better than it did stock and I have had no issues ( on or off road).

    If you go with a 3" kit, i would go with coilovers if you want any chance of a decent ride. The coil spacers, or top spacers will stiffen it up a bit. Be sure to get a nice set of coilovers (Icon, King, Fox etc). The 5100 are a cheaper route, but wont be as smooth


    Good luck

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    Personally, I have always hated DBs. I would go with a nice set of coilovers and 33s. If it does rub, thats nothing a little trimming cant fix.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    6 inch lift on 33's and 18 inch rims.

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  20. Dec 5, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Agree.

    I think Sandjunkie is running a 4.5" RCD on 33" Duratracs, and his truck looks badass:

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