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Thinking about 3'' lift.. need help.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by solotitan, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    solotitan

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    Hello guys. I'm new to the forum and wanted to post my first question.

    I recently bought a 2002 4x4 taco and I'm in the process of customizing it to my liking, but I need some advice. I want to put some bigger wheels and tires on it. I'm thinking of doing something really similar to this:


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    Since the tire size that I'm going for will be 285/75/16
    I'm thinking that I'll need a 3'' lift.

    So I plan on going with toytec C/O's in the front.

    But I'm kinda lost about what to do in the rear. Do I need to lift the rear or can it stay the same. What exactly do I need to do to achieve that tire/wheel size? In the end I don't want a stiff ride, and I would like to be able to still play in the woods.

    There are pics of my truck in my gallery. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Get the toytec add a leaf in the back. It provides 1.5" of lift in the back. You could also get the bilsteins shocks for the rear to make it an even smoother ride.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    Does anyone know what kind of tires those are?

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  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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  5. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    what wheels/tires are those?
    ive got a 2.5 lift already and im looking for that setup (or very close) to my 2002 PreRunner
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    I don't know what your budget it like, but there are lots of options out there depending on how much you want to spend. As far as a cheap solution goes, get the Bilstein 5100s all around, with whatever lift you like from Toytec.

    Now if you want to spend a little more money, the OME (Old Man Emu) kit is fantastic for ride quality, articulation, and tow capacity. I'm running a 2.5" OME system and I LOVE it. All my friends are jealous of it when we hit the trails. :D

    Both options are great for anything short of boulder scaling. There's my two cents. Make of it what you will.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:54 AM
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    Thanks for the info guys. Those tires are Cooper STTs
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM
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    STTs = Sex... :thumbsup:

    I miss mine every day... :(
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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    Since I have a 4x4 will I need to do a diff drop? I'm thinking since it's a 2002 that I don't.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    The year doesn't matter.3" lift on a 4x4,dif.drop is a good idea.:)
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    Oh o.k. thanks.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    3" is right on the borderline. It won't destroy your CVs, but it will cause them to wear down faster. So you have the option of dropping your differential or installing hub lockouts. If you do the drop, I'd say don't go down more than an inch, because you'll defeat the gain in ground clearance you got from the lift in the first place.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    You'll like this set up.Good choices.:thumbsup:
     
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  17. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Yea man, I placed my order on Friday night. Can't wait.

    btw, does anyone know what kind of wheel that is on that taco up top.

    Thanks guys!
     
  18. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    I plan on getting Toytec C/O's, TC UCA's and new Sway Bar Bushings soon, and cant freaken wait! I hate my spacer.

    ^^^would love see some pics when done!!

    And No, I dont know. Sorry!
     
  19. Feb 1, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    anyone know what SIZE tires those are on the white Tacoma? the first pic..
     
  20. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:28 AM
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    I'm willing to take a guess...285/75-16
     
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