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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MedlinAround, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    MedlinAround

    MedlinAround [OP] Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    I know there are 1,000 threads started here about what lift to go with, what tire size blah blah and i have searched and searched but i'm not really sure if i have found exactly what i have been looking for. I currently bought a 2008 TRD 4dr 4x4 after owning a 2000 extended cab, and am looking to do a little modding to it. I have a set of 20" Wheels that i had and am looking to go the cheaper route and putting them on my new truck if i can. I would also like a little lift to it. Nothing insane but something that looks a little decent (2" no more than 3")

    Couple Questions

    Is the 20" going to fit on the new Taco (break clearance, pattern, etc.)
    Whats a good link to a nice setup to a lift? Don't want a ruff ride, bad suspension
    Also with the 20's what would be a good size all terrain tires?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    You don't give us enough info to know if your 20" wheels will fit your taco.

    Need to know bolt pattern, width, and backspacing or offset or both.

    Assuming it's a 20" wheel that will fit, an option you could go with consistent with "a little modding" and "a little lift to it - nothing insane but looks decent" would be as follows:

    Front:

    Bilstein 5100 shocks set at 1.75" (NOT 2.5"!) stock springs.

    Rear: Bilstein 5100 shocks with 1.5" Add-A-Leaf.

    Tires: Goodrich Long Trail TA Tour P275/55R20. That's roughly a 32" tire that should fit pretty nicely on your 1.75" lift with a minimum of plastic trimming.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    PS: You'll have a lot more tire choices if you step down to a 17" or 18" wheel.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    MedlinAround

    MedlinAround [OP] Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    How do the Bilstein shocks ride? Better than the TRD shocks?
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    I have OME shocks. But lots of folks seem to like the Bilsteins. They're a very popular choice. Pretty much any lift is going to stiffen up your ride.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    MedlinAround [OP] Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

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    Yeah i've seen a lot of people going with the Bilsteins. How you like your OME's?
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    stiff. But I've got 885 springs and a stripper regular cab (so it's very light)

    Haven't put in enough off-road miles yet to fully form an opinion.
     
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