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Prerunner lift - spindles or ????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bizjettech, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    bizjettech

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    Been reading a lot about the spindle lifts for the 2nd gen prerunner. I just dont want to move the front wheels any further outboard like the spindle lifts do.

    That said, what are others doing to lift their 2nd gen prerunner?
    I have a 2011 and want to lift it around 3 inches. I dont plan any off-road.
    All highway. Looks only.

    Why are the spindle lifts so popular?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    TurfTaco

    TurfTaco Is there a long john silvers on the island?

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    I have 3" of lift via 5100s @ .85, 1/4" top plate spacer and eibach coils. Running 285s. If I had it to do over again, I would run spindles for more lift.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    spindles will give you more clearance (who cares its for looks right? lol)

    spindles are your best bet, or you can go to a.... drop bracket for a 6 inch lift:( what size tires are you wanting to run?
     
  4. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    Looking to run 265/75/16 or 265/70/17......both are around 31.5 diameter and 10.5 wide
     
  5. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    You don't need a 3" lift to run a 265. You can run 5100s set at 1.75" and keep your stock coils.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    You can fit both of those at stock height.

    Spindles are so popular because they do not change any of the suspension geometry or the ride characteristics from stock. All they do is move the wheel hub down 3.5-4".
     
  7. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    31.6s and spindles would look goofy.... if your just getting those id get billies set at .85
     
  8. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    what is the most popular tire size for the 4 inch spindle lift?
    I dont want a really wide tire, tall is OK, just dont want super wide
     
  9. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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  10. Feb 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    spindles only push out your tires like 3/4 of an inch, its not like long travel or anything..
     
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