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Pro Comp 6 inch and wheel fitment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 705 Taco, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Sorry if this question has already been answered but I searched and searched and came up blank. I want to upgrade my suspension and I'm considering a drop bracket lift. Why does Pro Comp suggest 17 to 20 inch wheels at least 8 inches wide? They also talk about backspacing and I know if the backspacing is wrong the wheel/tire will rub the spindle but that's the extent of my knowledge.

    My truck has the 16 inch SR5 alloy wheels and I would like to keep them. I also installed Spidertrax 1.25 inch wheel spacers to push the tires out. My question is this: Will the 6 inch Pro Comp or Fabtech drop braket kits work with my wheels and spacers? Whats are the pros and cons of each kit? They look pretty similar to me. If these won't work, are there any other kits that will work with the stock wheels?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2011 at 5:51 AM
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    Come on. One of you experts on here must have the answer to my question. :)
     
  3. Apr 19, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    I believe they recommend 17s because 16s will hit the steering knuckle, even with wheel spacers. There are several other threads on this same topic, I'm just going from memory of those.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    16" s will work with the fabtech setup.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    --Stock 2016. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2011 had 6 inch ProComp lift, Eibach coils on 5100 Bilsteins at zero, 1/4 inch Toytec spacer on drivers side, rear TSB, 1.5 inch Deaver AAL, ProComp blocks and rear shocks, 8000 lb Warn winch on a Trans4mer grill guard, 33 inch BFG AT's, 18x9 XD Monsters, PIAA headlights, PIAA driving lights, Pyro's blue LED gauges, LED strip below tailgate, Armor Lid hard tonno, Hidden Hitch, Dee Zee bed mat, Tint, XM, Garmin GPS, Ultra Gauge
    Wow. Must be a beefy knuckle with the wheel 1.25 inches further away and still hitting.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    A local shop told me I'd have to get 17 or 18 inch wheels with right backspacing for that kit as well. The reason they gave me was the knuckles and brake calipers won't fit into the smaller wheels. Luckily, I found out about spindles for my prerunner instead of getting a fabtech or procomp. I've heard some no so good things about those kits
     
  7. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    From people who don't have them probably
     
  8. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    Well it was from people on here who had 'em. Most of it was just horror stories of improper installations though, or from people that beat the hell out of them offroad and had stuff break. If i had a 4x4 I'd be all over those kits to be honest, but since I have a Prerunner, it just seems to be the smarter route to go spindles + 2 inch shocks for a 6 incher.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Spindles are by far the best route for a prerunner!
     
  10. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I agree! Hey with your 6 inch lift, were you able to fit 35's no problem? I'm running 285's now but they are just 32's, and i'd want to go up to 35 after I get my lift. You regear?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    No problems but I did trim quite a bit and without the sway bar I hit the body mount flexing off road...
     
  12. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    so pro comps knuckles are different than those with the fab tech cause im running 16s with my six in lift
     
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    I'd imagine the first gen vs. second gen kits are considerably different.....
     
  14. Apr 19, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    I had to step in wheel size with my fabtech lift on my 05 DC....
     
  15. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Do you think 16's would have fit if you spaced them out 1.25 inches?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    x2
     
  17. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Did you do it to your truck?
     
  18. Apr 19, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    I agree. I had a set of CST spindles on my Frontier and was happy with them but now I have 4x4 so that's not an option. I do have full confidence that a drop bracket kit would work fine for my needs though.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    Yep i got the 6" fabtech on it right now. And yes my 16"s fit perfect. I am running spidertraxs though.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    not to make your decision harder but Pro Comp actually suggests 18"+ for tacoma models with VSC....I had 17's before my pro comp stage II lift and ended up selling them and buying 18's.
     
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