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New Taco lots of ideas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mizzac, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    mizzac

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    Hey guys im new and I just picked up my 97 tacoma the other week and Im already waiting for all the goodies to go on it. Anyways Ive done alot of research but needed some clarification. Im plannin on a 3in lift, either tuff country- about $620 or a level with blocks- about $560, the two best deals the shops offer here. Any advice on which to go for?

    Second thing is my tacoma is white with chrome everything(grill, fenders, wheel flares, mirror). I was gonna go black rim but Im doubting how that will look with the chrome. I found a pair I like but they are 17x9s. i wanna fit 33 or 32 if i must.

    Long story short, which lift, will the tires fit, are the wheels to big, and will I need a spacer?
    Thanks much for any help you can give and feel free to post a pic of what you got to help.

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  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    First please dont get anything RBP haha. For that price for both those lifts being only spacers isnt worth it. You could get bilstein 5100s all around and a aal. Check out toyteclifts.com or downsouthmotorsports.com. My friend got a 3 inch lift and put on 285 on 16s and he rubbed a lil bit only needed some trimming.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    First of all, stay away from blocks and spacers for the lift. I would go with some billstein 5100's for the front at 2.5" and an AAL for the rear. The price will be very reasonable, especially if you can do the install yourself.

    As for the wheels, try to find some 16x8's or 17x8's with at least 4.5" of backspacing, preferably 4" of backspacing. Then you will be able to fit either 285/75/16's, or 285/70/17's with some minor trimming of the fender plastic. Those 17x9's are pretty wide, but I think they will also work.

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  4. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    Searchbar this stuff first...there's a million threads on it/what people have done in the past. Everyone loves their trucks and is willing to say quite a bit about them to help you out.

    Also, my advice is to stay the hell AWAY from chrome, which is reserved for mall crawlers. Not to mention, it looks really, really ugly.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    well anything RBP is considered bro around here but it doesn't really matter what we think so do what you want.

    Definitely do some searching on the difference between the 5100 rear shocks and the 5125's. From what I understand the 5125's are for no lift but Im not sure.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Ok so is 5100s all the around with the AAL gonna give me the 2.5" for like 33/32s? Is there anything I need besides what comes in one of those kits and going and buying the AALs?
     
  8. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    That should be it. You might also need U bolts since yours are probably rusty. Yes you will be able to fit 33's with trimming and differently backspaced wheels like in my first post.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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