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Need lift and tire suggestions...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by matt45648, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    matt45648

    matt45648 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im looking for a nice lift and tire package... I have the black trd rims which I want to use. I dont have a huge amount of cash, so looking for something good quality for not alot of cash. I dont offroad my truck, so the lift is for looks. Suggestions???
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    considered just a leveling kit???
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    I think these trucks sit too low... Dont look aggressive. Would leveling change much?
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

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    if you want just looks then get the spacer which is cheap, but you can get 5100s all around for 300 which will give you the looks and a great ride, esp if you ever feel like takin it on dirt, then itll treat u good. but if u do go with the spacer take it easy on the dirt or youlll f* things up
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    if its a 4wd a leveling kit with about a 32' tire will give it a tough little look:)
    but if its a 2wd...idk
    pro comp makes a good leveling kit, just put one on a tundra and it made a huge difference
     
  6. Mar 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    I have a 4x4 trd off road

    Link me to a good kit. And what tires...
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    i want to use my factory rims. They are the black trd's that came on my baja package
     
  9. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Ooo sounds nice..how many in. are the rims? 16?
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Yes 16"
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    you might be able to get like a 285/75-R-16 on there..i think that would look really good
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Why would you f* things up with a spacer and TRD coils and Bilstein shocks? Aside from being airborne I would think that stock Toyota TRD equipment would handle anything you can throw at it...Or am I missing something?
     
  13. Mar 9, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    yea the stock trd suspension is good, its doin me fine right now, but when u add spacers ur gonna put alot of stress on other parts... spacers are for looks
     
  14. Mar 9, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    I have the fabtech lift, plus a body lift. the fabtech lift is awesome... I enjoy it.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Can someone post a pic of a leveling kit, and one of just a body lift? I want to compare...
     
  16. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    Dude I would go with a regular bilstein 6 inch lift with BFG 35 inch tires. Not too pricy. But I have to tell you dude. If you want something its better to just save up for it. And not just nuy the first thing that comes along cause your not patient. Save up a little longer and get a TOTAL CHAOS long travel kit, and then some BFG 35" tires. A little more pricey, but patience will pay off. Beleive me.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    I just installed mine last week. No issues at all, still feels like stock. I went with
    "COMPLETE 3 INCH LIFT KIT WITH FRONT DIFFERENTIAL DROP KIT AND PRO COMP ADD-A-LEAFS" from http://www.extremetrucktoys.com/5-6_tac_lift.htm and am adding 285/75R16 this week.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    Could you please post some pics? Maybe some before and after... Is there anything you did in addition to the kit?
     
  19. Mar 10, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    A buddy and I started about 4pm and finished at 9pm after taking a dinner break and 20 budlites :cheers: It was all quite easy, the toughest was pushing down on the front lower arm while he put the shock back in place. You don't need to compress your springs with this lift, it is all bolt-on stuff. Normal hand tools (metric of course) 6" c-clamp, vise crips, jack stands, bandaids for busted knuckles :), etc... Take your time and read the directions before you start. Having help is a must. I only have picts from my phone, but will take some with a camera after I get my new tires.

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