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RIM/TIRE & Lift Noob Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by whoisdan, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    whoisdan [OP] New Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    First Name:
    New York
    11 Tacoma TRD Shirt Bed
    I apologize for my ignorance, but I am still learning. I just bought my first Tacoma. It is a 2011 TRD Off Road Short Bed Double Cab. I LOVE this truck. I'd like to add either a 2" or 3" lift kit with 32" or 33" tires. I have a few questions; I don't want to look too redneck or anything, just want to "beef up" the look a little bit. I drive on-road 95% of the time.

    1. Can I keep my sotck 16" Rims and just add 32" or 33" tires?
    2. What is the best lift kit (2 or 3") which will maintain my amaozing ride feel?
    3. Can anyone recommend or send me pics on this setup on their Tacoma. I'd raeally don't want to go too high, but a couple of inches with some beefy rims (even if they stock out a little bit) is what I'm looking ofr. Please Help.
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    chaotichoax Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    First Name:
    Howell, NJ
    '11 MGM DC/SB TRD Sport
    you can do billy 5100 shocks all around and have the rear leaf TSB done by the dealer...that would be on the cheaper end of the spectrum

    you could also go with a kit like Toytec's ultimate lift kit...that'd be a higher end option

    you can certainly just put larger tires on your wheels if you desire
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM

    geoff06 261k and counting

    Feb 7, 2011
    '01 PreRunner Xcab lifted
    3" lift, Bilstein 5100/OME coilovers, rear AAL, Swiss camper shell, Rough Country 9000 rear shocks, 265/75/16 AT's on stock steel rims painted black, All-Pro 1.5"F/1.25"R wheel spacers, airbox elbow mod, Flowmaster Super 44, Davico post-cat, I took off my DIY angle iron bed/light bar!, bed wheel well shovel-mount, blacked out grill emblem, Poineer DEH-P3900 head unit, Alpine Type R front component speakers, Pioneer Coaxial rears, Dynamat in door panels, scratchbuilt aluminum holders for my ipod nano and phone, and for some reason, I painted the headlight fillers black...
    Yeah, adjustable coilovers up front will give you 0-3" of added height on the stock lower control arms ("LCA"s). Also, if wanna keep the cost down and still look better, you can keep your stock rims (and refinish them if you would like a different color/combo of colors) and put on some bigger tires. I did this for the stock rims on my '01-- they are 16x7" and I am running 265/75/16s, which are basically 31.5x10.5s.
    You can also install some lift shackles, as a different option out back, but this puts some extra strain on the stock leaf spring packs. I know All-Pro makes some shackles that lift .75" and 1.5" (I believe higher too, if you want)
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