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Tire Help with 3" lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kyle39, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    kyle39

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    Im going to pick up the 3" ultimate lift for my 04 taco, was hoping to put 275/ 70/17 tires on her, with the 17" 2nd Gen. sport rims. Does any one know if theses tires will rub??:confused: I want to avoid trimming if all possible, also if anyone has pics similar to this, that would be sick:cool:. Any other input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


    -Kyle
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    It might rub the frame depending on the offset of the rim. I don't know how those sport rims are, so I'm no help there.

    Do you wheel it? I know 31x10.5s fit perfectly in my rear wheel wells when I'm wheeling, 32x11.5s and 33x12.5s hit my fender when I'm wheeling. I know 3" of lift is perfect for when I borrowed a set of 34" LTB's if I didn't flex AT ALL. I could turn without them trying to eat the frame too bad, so as long as you don't wheel it hard I don't see why they wouldn't work. I can run 33's all day long with my 3" and have no rubbing problems, my front fenders are cut just a tad. (To make up for an accident, but either way.) No problems. :D
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    More than likely they will. First gen TRD wheels have 4.5" backspace, 2nd gen wheels have either 5" or 5.25" bs, which means the wheel sits .5"/.75" closer towards the suspension.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    I have a 33 which is almost an inch taller and it barely rubs on full compression when turning. Just driving around town is fine.

    If it were me I would go with a larger tire than what you are considering...It will look much better. Those tires will look small with a 3" lift.

    Read this

    http://www.expeditionswest.com/equipment/tacoma/bfg_mt_km.html

    Anyone can do the pinchweld mod - If you can use a hammer and knife it can be done. It is simple and not much work.

    I wish I had 16" rims so I could fit the 255/85/16 because it is bigger than a 33. I have a 15x8 Rim with 1/4 or 1/2" different backspacing than stock. It sticks out slightly wider. If you have some rubbing you can also put 1/4" wheel spacers.

    Here are some pics . The mudflaps stick out quite a bit...

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  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Thanks,

    Does anyone know know if i have to change the UCA's or should the stock ones be fine?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    It is not necessary but it may not align correctly. On lifted vehicles it looses caster. At highway speeds it may wander.

    I replaced my with Light Racing UCAs which have caster built in plus adjustment for caster. It drives perfect - I would recommend it.

    You can also go with Uni-Ball UCAs which usually have caster built in but no adjustment. They are designed for more flex. Perfect for offroading!
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Yea im not planning to do too much wheeling, just the camping/ hunting trip seasonally, more just for the looks
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    if you run spidertrax spacers they should rub less.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Yeah, you will have to run spacers, so you dont rub the frame. But I personally like the wide stance look. :)
     
  10. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Thanks for the help ill be sure to post some pics when shes runnin:cool:
     
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