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Newbie needs some advice on wheels/Lift!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by NJDVLS, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    NJDVLS

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    Hey guys im new here just bought a 2012 Tacoma Regular Cab 4X4 and i'm going to be doing a 3" Revtek lift (It's just an A to B so the lift is for look or I would do a full suspension lift vs spacers) I have some questions before I go through with buying everything and having ok4wd do the install.

    1.) For the wheels I'm looking at Pro Comp 52 Rock Crawler series 16X8,
    6 on 5.5 bolt pattern with a 4.5" BS - Is that correct BS?

    2.) For tires i'm looking at BFG All-Terrain T/A KO LT265/75/R16 - To big?
    To small? don't want to have to trim anything or rub.

    3.) The lift I found (some hate it some love it) was the Revtek 3" lift
    using spacers up front/blocks and ubolts in the rear

    So I really just want to make sure that the backspacing is correct (thats what revtek reccomends with the lift) & That the tires wont rub but still look good
     
  2. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    jtav2002

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    Sounds fine. The tires will fit. Don't know how those tires run some may think they look a little small. Hit or miss in a 265 if they will look small or not as some run a little "beefier." I have 265 Duratracs and I think they look fine with a 3" lift. Also you don't have to be a serious off roader for a suspension lift. My truck sees mostly highway miles but the different shocks give me generally a nicer ride than stock.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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    The procomp 52s don't clear the calipers
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    Thanks for the answers guys! As far as the ProComp 52s not clearing the calipers, why dont they clear them? It's the same size wheel that comes stock on my truck except for the BS ofcourse.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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    No steel wheels clear the calipers on 2nd gens, except for wheelers steelies.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    how come the wheelers steelies fit? whats different? And thanks for the heads up lol the wheelers steelies are nice im going to go with the 16x8 type A with the 4.5 BS
     
  7. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    I have a 2012 Tacoma Access cab, 4x4, and am having one hellofa time finding the "black" wheels I want, due to the "large" calipers on the f-wheels!

    A real BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :crapstorm:
     
  8. Mar 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    The wheels ones fit because they specifically designed them to clear the tacoma calipers. Other other steel wheels don't have a big enough opening on the back to clear the calipers.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Welcome to TW!! Your doing some great mods to your truck but the spacer lift is killing me. :(
     
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    I too would suggest upgrading your suspension, not just lifting the truck. With a small truck like that, (regular cab) I would think that the spacers would make the ride almost unbearable. However, this is only a suggestion to maybe make you think a bit longer. Do what you want.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    Do you guys have any lift kits you suggest vs the spacers?? I don't really know of to many lol
     
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    Old man emu or the toytec ultimate lift kit
     
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    Toytec, go to wheelersoffroad.com. shop for 6 hrs...sleep, and spend. Haha.
     
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    Bilstein 5100 up front set at 2.5, tuff country Add a leaf in the back and 285/75/17 on Tundra black steelies.
    You can always go with tundra 17in steelies. I love the look and fit perfect, no spacers.[​IMG]
     
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    What do you guys think about the Bilstein Adjustable lift kit with 5100 shocks for $649? I would get 1-1/2" lift with rear blocks & ubolts and be doing a 3" lift overall

    Kit Includes:

    Bilstein Adjustable lift kit with 5100 shocks for 2005 & UP Tacoma
    1.5 to 3" lift kit with Eibach front coils (3" average lift is achieved with coils and setting the shock adjustment on the second C clip setting from the bottom) DO NOT EXCEED THIS SETTING OR DAMAGE CAN OCCUR
    Double cab models may require top plate spacers for full 3" lift
    Includes:
    C475 Height adjustable Bilstein front 5100 shocks
    TP14 spacer for correction of drivers side lean
    112-620 Eibach/Toytec front coil springs 620lb spring rate
    TAC-DR-05 Front diff drop kit (choose from options)
    Rear Options: Choose below
    TAC-AL Toytec standard 2" lift add-a-leafs with anti friction pads
    TAC-AL-TSB Toytec TSB 1.5" add-a-leafs for use with 4 leaf rear springs
    1 1/2" blocks with U-bolts
    1" blocks with U-bolts
    C476 rear Bilstein 5100 shocks
     
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    Thats a good option but i would get a AAL and new rear shocks also. You can always do that later
     
  17. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    Would the AAL make my ride really stiff though?
     
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    Ya stiffer but blocks will prematurely wear your leaf springs
     
  19. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:29 AM
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    The kit comes with C476 rear Bilstein 5100 shocks and then you can either do the blocks or the AAL
     
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    This is true. You can also use FJ steel wheels.

    I should have said no aftermarket steel wheels fit, except wheelers.
     
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