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Taco lifting aggrivation

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DethTaco, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 30, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    DethTaco

    DethTaco [OP] Active Member

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    I'm tearing my friggin face off with this...

    I'm getting a fabtech 6" IFS suspension kit but the "what I'll need" info vs. "what I can afford" vs. "what will work info" vs. "what I need to know" info is killing me.
    I found out that I shouldn't goto 35" tires unless I regear. Thank gawd that's over with.
    So I'm getting 33x12.5x16R's until I can afford the gears.
    Fabtech says I need a 4" backspace but I can't find a 4" backspacer. They don't specify what tire/wheel width needs that much spacing and I can't find info on the spacin for the rear to retain as much turning radius as possible. I.e 1 1/2 front 0.0 rear. Or something related to that.
    I've been tearing up the Internet for a week now trying to figure out all the crap I need to make sure this lift works without dropping a surprise $1500 once I get my front end torn apart.
    Any help would be most appreciated.
    2000 Tacoma 4x4 XCab 3.4 V6
    Installing Fabtech 6" suspension kit w/front and rear shocks. Factory or factory sized aftermarket coils. (still don't know which...)
    33x12.5x16r tires already ordered.
    Stock rims 16x7(if the tires fit on them) w/6 lug x 5.5" bolt patern.

    And whatever the hell else I find out that I'll need...


    /face palm

    Thanks all
     
  2. Jul 30, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    wiscdave

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    I hope this helps...

    12.5 Wide tires probably shouldn't be mounted on 7 inch wide rims -gona look ballooned and wear weird.

    Fabtech is referring to the backspacing on the rims need to be 4 inches.

    Post more specifics and search and try and find a member who has the fabtech 6inch on his 1st gen and PM them some questions..
     
  3. Jul 30, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    I figured I would run into that issue with the rims. Anyone got some cheap used rims that don't look like a bag of smashed buttholes?

    Now if I get rims with, say, a 2" back space and put 2" spacers on there, would that work?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Ok. Think I got some helpfull info. But It leads to yet another question... Yay...
    So the 4" backspace question is regarding the backspacing of the wheels, not "spacers."
    I might have a line on some 15"x10" rims to go with the tires I've ordered.
    New question: to retain turning radius after the 6" lift and 33"x12.5"x15r tires, can I still use a 1.5" spacer on the fronts and no spacer on the rears?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Here's some 17s that look nice & nice price...even have some tires that'll last awhile too. Not sure if they're anything you'd be interested in but they are next door to ya in southern Indiana..........kinda

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/104439-fiberglass-cap-step-bars-05-a.html
     
  6. Jul 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Hmmm I might try and wrestle the wheels from him. Gotta see if I get the other wheels first though.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    on a first gen taco, especially with 33s, look into a 16x8 wheel... for the older gens, there are a bunch of wheels with a 4" backspace...

    i just sold my old set with 4" bs a couple weeks ago for $180 for the set....

    are you looking for steel wheels or alloys?

    chrome, polished, or black?

    15x10s are pretty wide and may look a bit low-profile unless running a 13+ inch wide tire...
     
  8. Jul 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Chrome or polished. Black if they look decent.
    I don't really care as long as they are cheap and don't look retarded on a black tacoma.
    I've already got the 33x12.5x15" tires so I gotta stick with them for now. Later on I'll get better gear once I learn more about what I want and what I need. Right now I'm just trying to get my rig started.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    And the 12.5" wide tires won't bubble out?
     
  11. Jul 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    they will bubble a little but in a good way... it wont look crazy...
     
  12. Jul 30, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Ok cool. I'll see what I can find in the used department. My budget has been curb-stomped already...
     
  13. Jul 30, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Didnt you say you already ordered 16in tires? But now looking into ordering 15 or 17in wheels? Am I missing something?
     
  14. Jul 30, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    if your a second gen 15" wheels wont fit. If you have stock TRD wheels they are 16x8 5.5" backspace and will fit a 285/75 16 fine. then you need an 1.25" spidertrax spacer for the wheels to make the backspacing 4"
     
  15. Jul 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    I have a set of spare stock '04 wheels but they are 16x7. My truck is a 2000 and the stock rims on it are 15x7.
    The tires I ordered are 33x12.5x15r and I'm lookin for wider rims than what I currently own.
    At some point I think I confused myself into thinking I had ordered 16r's.
    Not sure why though...
     
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