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To lift or not to lift??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackwatertaco, Jan 11, 2010.

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To lift or not to lift.

Poll closed Feb 10, 2010.
  1. Leveling kit, Wheels and tires

    53 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. 3" lift with 285's and 17" wheels

    108 vote(s)
    55.7%
  3. stock height with larger tires and black wheels.

    33 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM
    #1
    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Ok well after staring at my truck or awhile, Imagineing what I should do. I was wondering if I should keep it stock height with KM2's and black wheels. Or do a 3" lift with 285's on it with black rims. Or a leveling kit with I don't know what size of tires. Help me out here. Im kind of on a budget. about 2k or less.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    i2andom81

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  3. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Well it's also a daily driver. 4banger with a hand shaker. Im worried about getting the tires going. This truck is also gonna be a trail rig, I just don't want to smoke my clutch on a rock climb or a muddy hill.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    I am running rear TSB leaf pack, front Elbach coils. 16x8 wheels with some nice offset and p265/75r16 tires. I have an Aces CAB and 4 cycl. Truck looks good and handles it fine. I would worry about a LT285/75R16 Load range D tire, because of the size and weight of them. The lil old inline 4 would really be feeling it.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    IndigoTaco

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    ^Good setup for the four banger. Eibach's and/or billys.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    How much would that set up cost...Forgive me, Im new to Toyotas and lifts.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    gouge44

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    not sure if im 100% correct on this but a leveling kit is basicaly pointless on a tacoma... its not going to do much really. atleast not like on a fullsize truck
     
  8. Jan 11, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Im really leaning toward a 2" front and 1.25 rear leveling kit. With 265/75/16 Hankook M/T with black wheels.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    skistoy

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    TSB - free
    Front adjustable bilsteins 5100s - 200
    Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16 - 650
    Paint for rims - 10

    For under 900 bucks, truck leveled and lifted about 1 inch, great tire and wheel package, looks and drives outstanding.

    put the bull bar and nerf bars on for another 300. Good to go !!
     
  10. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    akwagon

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    The above is a good setup
    Rear TSB is about +1"
    The Elbach front is about +1.8" up front. (or go Billy shocks)
    The truck sits level

    FYI. a "P" rated 265/75r16 AT tire weighs about 10lbs less per tire then a LT265/74R16 which will most likely is a load range D. This is a huge amount of weight if you consider it as rolling weight vs. dead weight. I think you would notice a large diff. between the two tires and how much power the truck feels it has.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Are the duratrac's P rated?
     
  12. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    DO IT! The full 3 inches with larger tires looks awesome!
     
  13. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    lift it!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    i have toytec coilovers sitting on billy 5100s all around. not sure if its jus tmy truck but i have so many squeaks and creaking noises. i wish i just kept it stock height with some new wheels and tires sometimes.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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  16. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    You'll burn more fuel and the leveling kit looks just fine with 265/75/16 tires. I have 285s on one truck and run 265s on my other 3. If you are looking for a lift for offroad purposes, my answer would be different. Aesthetically speaking, I like the 265s with just enough clearance.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Geeze dude! How many vehicles do you have??
     
  18. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    wd40 the shit out of everything and the squeaks should stop.... atleast they did for me haha
     
  19. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    Rustyota

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    rear TSB and billy 5100s in the front set to 1.75" and it sits great, looks awsome with 265/75/16s. no alignment or ride issues, no squeaks. handles great off road for moderate trails.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    akwagon

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    With your inline 4. If you do a 3" lift and 285 muds. You of might as well gotten a v6, because it would be better on gas then your 4 banger.

    Ask yourself:
    I bought a 4 cycl because of the economy.... Now three choices to ask yourself:

    Total looks to make up for a small dick: Then go 3" and Swampers

    Decent looks/performance, little bite outa fuel economy then TSB/LEVEL and 265/75

    If you still question buying a tacoma vs a prius then put on 235/75 tires and get some of those truck nutz to hang from your bumper.

    We all have our trucks for a specific reason. For a trail rig V6 and 3" with muds is good choice. If you buy a 4 banger, it is silly to turn it into this. You will end up getting worse mileage then the guy with a 6" lift on here.
     
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