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Tacoma Lift FAQ/Guide - READ THIS

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Khaos, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. ryan27

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    so i dont have to take off the body lift but it is recommended
     
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    YOTA LOVER Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Of all methods to obtain lift, a body lift is the least preferred. The one exception being a show truck that'll never ever see a trail.

    You do not need to do anything to the body lift to add a suspension lift.
     
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    ok thanks when i bought my truck it came with a body lift and i wanted to add a 3inch suspension
     
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    Looking to buy a 275/70/16 All-Terrain BFG KOe2, how much of a lift if any do I need, whats the best I need for this little of a lift, do I need to space it out any from my truck? Thanks in advance.
     
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    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    FWIW, I'm running DuraTracs in 265/70-16 on OEM wheels on a 2012 OR. No rubbing with stock suspension, even during full stuff and lock-to-lock offroad. ^Your tire size and mine are very close, but the extra 0.6" is what may cause the problem.

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    So do I need a lift at all?
     
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    bjboucher Mama says Tacoma World is da devil!

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    I'm running 265/70-17 which is .4" bigger than that tire on my stock set-up. I had to remove the small flaps in front of the front wheel wells because I was hitting the passenger side one when going in reverse. Other than that, no issues. You should be fine with no changes.
     
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    Except his new size (275) is approximately 0.4" wider than that. 285 series on OEM wheels is where people report more rubbing problems. Maybe it won't be a problem, but it'll be close.
     
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    Damn, was really hoping to hear if someone had this tire size to see. But my dad said my truck doesnt have the front flaps so I shouldnt have that problem. I wanna save money where I can cause the tires are gonna be 1078 $
     
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    265/75-16 is probably what you should get if you're trying to save money. Nothing to worry about with that size.
     
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    Was lookin for a wide tire though.
     
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    I personally don't think that .4" would be all that noticeable of a difference. If you were looking at 285s then you'd notice the size difference more. Do you have meaty tires right now? If not, going to meaty off-road 265s (duratracs/AT-KOs) would make a big difference in the looks.
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I run 275/70/17 on stock wheels , no rub
     
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    Yeah but you're lifted, not sure if that makes a difference.

    Wish I would've known I was going to lift my truck when I put new tires on a month ago....would've probably gone that size instead of 265s. Oh well, I think it'll still look fine, just not quite as good.
     
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    I mean they don't rub the UCA
     
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    Yup, except I think he's shopping with a 17" wheel in mind.
    Why?
    I agree. Going from 265/70-16 (OEM) to 265/75-16 in DuraTrac made a difference in appearance, but the road and offroad performance differences were much more noticeable. If you're concerned about traction with a slightly narrower tire, don't be. Aired down a little, a 265 or 275 will do fine.

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    Well on my truck now is a 245/75/16. Sticking with stock rims. I want a beefy off road look which I get from those BFGs and I want them to last a long time.
     
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    I was thinkin 275/70/16 would beast up my look but only concern is, will I rub
     
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    I thought you were looking for a 17" tire; my fault.
    Is that size even available in a 16" BFG KO?
     
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    Yes sir it is in my area. They go down to a 15 inch rim.
     
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