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new to tacoma's: how much lift to fit 33's on an 03 4x4?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bigworm, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Oct 20, 2006 at 11:11 AM
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    bigworm

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    im going to look at an 03 tacoma ext cab 4x4 today and if i get it i want to put 33's on it how much lift will i need to clear them?

    thanks in advance, norm
     
  2. Nov 15, 2006 at 9:11 PM
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    lexusoftrucks

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    Hi folks...

    My two cents on tires/rims for the 2nd gen Taco. I highly recommend tirerack.com if you are considering an upgrade. You can select your vehicle and see how the different rims will look on your ride. I bought some cool alloy rims to replace the stock "styled steel" and some Pirelli 235/55/R17's for around $800 including balancing and shipping. I had to install them myself but it was a quick and easy job, just remember to torque the lug nuts to factory settings (around 85 ft/lb). My little truck now handles like a sports car.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2006 at 6:44 AM
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    You'll proabably need 2-3 inches of lift for those tires. There are many different options for lifting your rig, Toytec makes a budget spacer lift with AAL's (Add A Leaf) and if you want to spend the money you could get some Hoe's (Donahoe) for the front and some OME leafs for the rear.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2007 at 8:57 AM
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    Dominant967

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    I have 33's on mine and it took a 4" skyjacker liftkit to clear them and i had to remove the front tire mud flaps, also i had to trim a small section of the inner front wheel splash guards on both sides....easy adjustments to accommodate the 33" tires... they are massive!!!!!
     
  5. Jun 4, 2007 at 1:28 PM
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    2 inch spacer in the front, and homemade add a leaf in the rear, billet grille, bull bar
    on an 03 3 inches will work but 4-5 would be the best. 33's with 3 inches make your wheel well's look to flilled up
     
  6. Sep 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    Chasetyler19

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    A 3 inch lift will require cutting to accomadate 33's, 4 to 5 inches of lift look a whole lot better, and if u want 35's u will need 6 inch lift and a lot of cutting to get rid of tire rub. Also if u go with anything bigger than a 33" tire u will want to buy a Steering Stabilizer. They sell them at the offroad shop i go to for 275 icludnig installation. Hope this helped :D
     
  7. Sep 16, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    ive got 33s on my 02 xcab

    its lifted prob in the 2.5 inch range...i dont know the exact amount because its done via adjustable coils and a 3leaf aal added to some flattened springs...

    i have some rubbing but its minor and really just on a couple corners that i wouldnt mind trimming up

    a friend of mine has an 03 or 04 dcab thats lifted right at 4 inches and he's running 35s but that took a LOT of cutting

    a big difference maker in whether or not youll rub is the tire you get


    **EDIT** im a retard and just saw the original post date

    ignore me
     
  8. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    I have a 2010 Tacoma TRD sport with a 2.5 coil spacer in the front and a 2 inch block in the back.....I am trying to decide between 285/75r17s that are 33.8" and 285/70r17s that are 32.7"...i know the 32.7s will work, can i fit the 33.8s? the tires im going to buy are KM2s, its fine if I have to take off the mud flaps.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    285/75/16 3'' lift blocks in the back and bilstein 5100s and Eibach coils no rubbing...
     
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