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Pics of your 1st gen lift? Before and/or after?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Sheepdog, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank Well-Known Member

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    15"s really? I have 16"s right now and they look a wee bit silly to me, because of the lift and the appreciable gap between the the tire and the wheel well. I was more looking to go a bit bigger with the rim and the tire( nothing too big like a 20" rim) but somethign that would not leave such a gap( perhaps 17"s and a beefier tire?) I can afford to get a bigger size tire than the 16"s as well as the rims. A buddy told he learned from experience to hold on to the old rims and tires in case of something happening to the new set I buy. I think I'll follow that advice.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    Also with the larger rims, you start getting that low-pro look. If you're going to be wheeling, it helps to have that extra 1-2" of rubber on the sidewall to grab rocks and mud. I think that our 4X4 Tacomas look kinda gay with anything over a 16" rim. If it was an X-runner it would be different , but if you're in a 4X4 or a prerunner, it looks kinda lame with a low-pro tire. I would never put anything larger than a 16" on my 4X4 vehicles. But that's just me.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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  4. Dec 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    4421.frank

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    i have made up my mind

    gonna go with the all black pro comp series 8069's 16"

    and a decent 285/ all weather tire

    any recommendations?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    ive got the before and after pics but dont know how to get them on the reply. anyone help? :help:
     
  6. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    do NOT get BFG A/T's. I have them and I HATE them. I hear the Toyo A/T's and the Mickey Thompson ATZ are pretty good.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    On the top of the webpage, it says "Tacoma Photos v". hover the cursor over that and on the drop down menu it says "How To Post Pics". Click on that and just follow the steps. You will need to have 2 tacomaworld.com's open to post pics. One for your gallery that you upload the pics to, the other for the posting you are embedding the pictures into.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    Love an excuse to dig out some pictures.

    This was my 02. Stock with 265/70/16 Firestone Destination ATs.
    [​IMG]

    Here was the same truck with a 3" Toytec spacer lift/rear AAL. 33/10.5/15 BFG ATs on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8 wheels. I loved the stance and narrower tires.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Truck looks sick!!!

    Are your side panels Rhino lined/Line-Xed?
     
  10. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    Thanks. I really miss that truck.:( I did the side panels with a spray on bed liner. I did both sides, prep to finish, in a day. Poor man's sliders! :D
     
  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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  12. Dec 22, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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  13. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Nice truck dude. The gold paint looks good with that duck cammo on the sides.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    Mmmmmm. That looks sexy with the black steelies and the "poor man's sliders".
     
  15. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    thanks. i thought about gettin some cut out fender flares, how hard were they to put on?
     
  16. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    They weren't really hard to do, just tedious. There's just a lot of small tasks to do. Basically you just pull the old ones off, mark where you need to cut, cut, drill some holes, and install the Cut-Out's... Do this 4 times and you're done. Pretty easy. I'd reccomend you do it. But at $450 for a set, you REALLY don't wanna mess up. Just take your time with the prep and you'll be fine. If you decide to go through with it, just PM me and I'll tell you all the helpful tools that I used that would be a big help to you too.
     
  17. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    10-4 ill give you a shout if i do
    did they really give you an extra inch of tire clearance?
     
  18. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    You cut out an inch of metal on the front and back of the bottom of the panels. So they give you an extra 2 inches on the VERY bottom. The part I was interested in was the 3" of tire coverage. Not so much the "extra inch of clearence".
     
  19. Dec 22, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    toy4life,

    how did you get those cragars to fit?, i've heard that they will not clear without either some grinding or wheel spacers


    truck looks nice!!!
     
  20. Dec 23, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Thanks! I really liked the Radiant Red and black together.
    I used 1/4" spacers to push the wheels away from the calipers. It was $10 for a pair at the local offroad shop. I never had a problem although many people don't recommend that style of spacer.
    [​IMG]
    I didn't have them, but for safety and peace of mind, I would recommend 1/4" longer wheel studs with this spacer style.
     

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