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Which lift for my 285's

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cumminsdiesel, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    cumminsdiesel

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    I would hate being the one who posts threads that have been answered already but I have been looking and can't find much :confused:!

    2003 extended cab 4cyl.

    I have a set of 285/70/17s I took off of my Cummins and I want to put them on my Toyota. Which lift will ENSURE a guaranteed fit? I don't want to order one and it not work..

    THANKS!
     
  2. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Pretty much any 3" lift will get you in the neigborhood. 3" for the front and then 1" to 2.5" lift in the rear (whatever levels/rakes/socals it out as for the look you want).

    Your main concern will be figuring out your wheel setup: you'll prob need spacers, or offset wheels, or lower-profile UCAs, or fender trimming, or any combination of those.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    x2...you'll need wheels that are at least 4.5" backspaced and new UCAs to fix any alignment issues you may have. Check out the Old Man Emu Lifts :)
     
  4. Apr 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    Well to be honest, not planning on much off-roading.. Do you think a 3" and a good 4.5" backspace rim will workk?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Looking to put these 285s on this week... Any more help is greatly appreciated. Like I said, I have had my wheelin' fun and broke too much shit to want to do that to my DD. So I am looking just for something to jack er up a little, without replacing my whole front end (UCA, etc..)

    THANKS!
     
  6. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Well 3 inches of lift is recommended for 285s (which would require new UCAs)...however, there are a few guys on here with Bilstein 5100 shocks set at 2.5" and are running 285s but there's alot of trimming involved and new wheels won't be necessary if your comfortable with running wheel spacers :)
     
  7. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    Well these tires are 17" and stocks are 16" so I have no problem getting 17" with 5.00" backspacing.. Would that work?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Nope, 5.0" is too much. You need 4.0" to 4.5".
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Really? Is it possible to get "too much"
     
  10. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    See post #8
     
  11. Apr 22, 2010 at 4:57 AM
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    Yes. Too high of a backspace will mean the edge of the wheel will be closer to the UCA.

    Think about it. 5.0 means the rim seat is 5 inches from the back edge of the wheel. If your backspacing is only 4 inches, the rim seat is 4 inches from the back edge of the wheel, so in effect the wheel is pushed out further.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    Awesome, thank you for this input.. I will probably go 4.0" hopefully it doesn't rub! Thanks man.
     
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