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Torn between putting the lift on now, or waiting for tires...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2009Silver, Sep 14, 2009.

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Do I put on the 3" lift now, or wait for new tires?

Poll closed Oct 14, 2009.
  1. PUT ON LIFT / RUN STOCK WHEELS AND TIRES WILL LOOK OK...

    38 vote(s)
    67.9%
  2. WAIT FOR BIGGER TIRES, WILL LOOK STUPID...

    18 vote(s)
    32.1%
  1. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:52 AM
    #1
    2009Silver

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    Guys,

    I'm torn over installing this 3" toytec spacer /aal lift now, or waiting for tires too. Honestly, I know I won't be able to get new (bigger) tires until I need them, and that will be at least a couple YEARS... I know the topic has been talked about in the past, but I thought I'd add a poll...

    WWTWD?:D
     
  2. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Brunes

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    Go for it...Those stock tires don't look horrible with a lift...
     
  3. Sep 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    LBtaco

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    I have had my lift for almost a year (2" icon, 2"deavers) and still running stock sized tires. I did a buncha work at my dad's place and he bought me tires shortly after I bought the truck(before I was thinking lift and before I found TW). 245/65/16 BGF a/t. it looks just fine.
    If I had a long travel or 6" lift it would look redonkulous.

    If you have the parts.. DO EET!!:p
     
  4. Sep 14, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    KeithB

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    Buy new tires and sell the stockers. It's an 09 so the stockers can't have too many miles on them. I sold mine with 4000 miles on them for $300. Paid for half the new tires.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    T-rev

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    I had my 3in lift for about 8 months before i got my new tires and wheels, heres a pic of it with the stocks:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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  7. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    I'd go ahead and put the lift on, doesn't look bad at all with stockers. :)
     
  8. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    If you need the clearance... go ahead. Otherwise... do whatever you want. Personally if you can hold out I would, I'd prefer the transformation in one jump instead of two making it more subtle... just me.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    i say get one of the most expensive mods you will buy (tires) outta the way
     
  10. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    2.5 Billies, 1.5 AAL stock rims 265 BFG AT's... Not so bad actually.
    [​IMG]

    Just not as good as having wheels and 285's!!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    Its not that bad for the tires, Whats bad is my Buddy's Jeep Grand Cherokee. 6.5 inch lift on stock 235/70/15
     
  12. Sep 15, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    I've debated the same thing. I'm at 10K miles and I figure the stock rubbers will last till about 35-40K. I am lifting now and will upgrade the tires in a couple years.

    It looks fine with 2.5-3" of lift with the stock tires on there. Go for it!
     
  13. Sep 15, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    Go for it. Install your lift and wait for tires while riding 3" higher.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2009 at 6:42 AM
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    I appreciate your input guys, thanks a lot!

    btw - I'm going for it this weekend... Hopefully things go OK.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Oops. I voted to wait but some of these pics look okay. It'd be okay either way. Ggod luck. :)
     
  16. Sep 15, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    I'm in the same boat, after all my research I'm gonna go with the 5100's and set them at 1.75 in the front to level (maybe a small bit of lean) and then when I get the $ for wheels and tires I will adjust up to 2.5 and AAL in the rear.
     
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