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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nimbae, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Nimbae

    Nimbae [OP] New Member

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    2008 Single Cab, no frills except 4x4, just how I like it.

    I want to do some simple upgrades to bring it closer to the clearance and off-road capabilities of my old truck, a 94.

    My plan was to lift it between 2 and 3" (the old truck had 11" of clearance, this one has around 9"). Put on tires between 31 and 33", probably BFG A/Ts, and replace the wheels with simple white wagons.

    Problem?

    I have no idea even where to begin and I want to save as much money as possible.

    Where should I look? I am most scared about the lift kit as I have heard some bad stories.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW!
    Look around the site....alot of people have some good set ups on their trucks. :)
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Ok well what kind of off roading do you do? If your going to be doing more than the ocasional gravel road than you want to look at coil overs and not spacers. You can get 5100's that will give you up to 2.5" of lift and they are adjustable. Thats the choice of most members here on TW. And than just go from there, the options are endless. And if you really want there are spacers and they are cheap. Hope that helped.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    31's will fit fine. They are a stock size for the TRD's. 33's will require some fenderwell trimming and possible wheel offset
     
  5. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Nimbae

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    I do typically do a bit more than gravel roads, but I off-road out of neccessity and not for fun so I don't push it any harder than it needs to be. On my 94 I have used every inch of the clearance, have had wheels in the air while trying to get to a dig site (I am a paleontologist), and a bit of mud here and there.


    31's were what was on my old truck, so I can do fine with those. Now those will fit stock without or with some leveling?

    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  6. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    brian

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    +1.... read around. Plenty of members around here are running what you want. Including me :p
     
  7. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Yes 31's will fit just fine with no leveling or anything required.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Nimbae

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    Then 31s it is, saves me time and money. Now the question I have is about those white wagon wheels. I know American Racing makes a decent set, any other suggestions?
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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  10. Jun 22, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Nimbae

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    Hey all,

    Back again and still working on my upgrade. You guys have been tremendously helpful.

    I found a great deal on a full set of BFG ATs. The tire size is 31x10.5 R15, which I noticed many of you are running on your rigs. Will this size fit alright (with of course a wheel change from the stock 16s)? Just want to double check before I drop the cash.

    Thanks again!
     
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