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Which 3" lift is best for 97 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mj1168, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    mj1168

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    I live in Canada and the winters here are pretty brutal and hard on any car or truck. So i finally found myself a MINT 1997 Tacoma Reg Cab 4x4 (right from California). I just stored it for the winter and plan on driving only in the summer as a toy. I am looking for any ideas on a 3" suspension lift so i can run offset rims and possibly 33" tires.I will be running the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs.Any suggestions on what make of lift would be great..

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    What are you going to do with the truck? Do you offroad?

    What width 33" tires do you plan on using?

    Reason I ask, is because 33" tires (wider ones) won't fit all that well underneath only 3" of lift, especially if you're gonna be offroading or flexing the suspension. You'll have rubbing issues.

    Back when I helped install lifts for people on the 1st gens - the rule of thumb for 33x12.50" tires was 3" suspension and 2" body lift. You might also consider the 4" or 6" lifts (more expensive).

    33x9.50" tires would probably work with only 3" - but....that's a skinny ass tire (pizza cutters).
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    What he said,

    I am running the toytec Ultimate tho, and i love the ride. Im still waiting on tires tho as i havent picked ut my rims yet.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    :facepalm:

    :laugh:

    about 2" of lift here via OME 881's and wheelers 5 leaf pack and running 255/85/16 tires (33x10) with some rubbing but manageable.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    i think you meant to say what she said. haha. ^^

    i say what he said!^
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    lol my bad, at least its not Mt girl, Id be in big trouble

    Sorry Janster wasnt really payin attention
     
  7. Dec 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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  8. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    You could just use the neutral "They" :D
     
  9. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    :D Thanks!

    I actually see that on many occassions - but I never bother to say anything. It really doesn't bother me at all. The information is more important than where it comes from (in this case). ;);)
     
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