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Need help with tire and wheel fitment!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kingB, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    kingB

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    Hi guys im obviously new and need some input. i have 5.5"s of lift on the way! 2.5" suspension and 3" of body lift for my 2002 sr5 2.7L taco xtra cab. im currently running 265/70/16 h/t they are really close to my strut! can barely put my finger in between them.
    I enjoy climbing and mudding equally! i am on the edge of wondering if i can get away with 35" mud tires or if i should stick with 33" m/t for the added flex they would provide but the look of 35" is exactlly the look i want!
    I will definately drop down to a 15 " wheel prolly 15x10 because i would really like that wide look beeing 12.5" wide tire. i have no clue of back spacing or offset?
    I know the rule of thumb says 6" of lift equalls enough for 35"s but im really surprised at how much the taco can do and the height of it right is actually surprising!
    Please anyone with any info is appreciated![​IMG]
    first taco and they freaking do miracles! even on h/t tires! lol

    I have no upgrades execpt K&N filter lol so is regearing a possibilty? it is pretty lacking on crazy steep hills at times! but im pretty good driver i think.

    thanks guys
     
  2. Feb 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Supra TT

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    3" body lift........................................ fucking return that.. SERIOUSLY. YOU WILL HATE IT.

    Anyway.. You can fit 37" tires on 3" SUSPENSION lift. 33's are a beautiful tire 3" lift. You can get away with no gears, but gears are advised.. 33's take VERY LITTLE hammering/cutting.. (hammer is more fun :D ) However, 35's take a damn good amount of hammering, or just cut, either or. If you can weld...Cut it then.

    SERIOUSLY LEAVE THE BODY LIFT ALONE...
     
  3. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    why is body lift such an pos? i like to climb so with 5.5" would 35" tires give me the flex i need? i have never heard 37" tires fit with 3" lift! damn! at that point it seems i would have to break out a torch and sledge hammer?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    i bought some bullet holes 15x8 today for $100
    please anyone give me input!
     
  5. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Body lift has nothing to do with flex, nor does tire size... These trucks don't flex alot as is.. unless you convert to solid front axle....

    Body lift or not, it will not help your climbing. Body lifts squeek, they have body roll, alot of times they break through the cab mounts.

    Trust me, don't do a body lift. Just get some 33's and wheel it. To me if your asking questions about body lifts, you don't know much about wheeling.

    How often do you wheel, and do you have any pictures of your truck? There are many people running 33's that run trails trucks with 37's run.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    well to late i bought some 35"s bfg mud ter km2 today wow it took some fin hammering! made some good cutting with my trusty matco air saw. I still and rubbing so i will either try a whiz wheel or hammer some more.
    i really dont know how much more room i can make near the pinch weld it is really solid as far i i hammered? the front side of tire is fine just struggling wheel the backside.
    now i have a different problem! there is an annoying clunking sound in left front even driving straight so im 100% sure its not a rub and i cant find it????:mad: over bumps and normal driving. i will check over tomorrow. Any suggestions would be nice???:D
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    anyone?
     
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