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would a 3 inch lift look bad with 29inch bfg rugged trails

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco44, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Taco44

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    buying a 3 inch lift for cheap and i dont have money for tires yet just wanna see everyones opinion.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    steve o 77

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    yes. 32's even look weird with 3" of lift IMO
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    jandrews

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    Anything less than 32s is a waste of time. 33s are where things start to look right. These days, I keep finding myself looking at 35s, and that ain't good.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Stock is bigger than 29. What size tire you running?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    michaelg589

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    A stock tire on an SR5 4x4 is 31" tall. Thats all I know.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    ive got 32s with 3inch lift and it looks really good. there r plenty of ppl that run the same as me and it looks better than stock
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    i thought stock was 30 inch? but yeah stock tires with a 3 inch lift would look weird imho
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    yours looks more like about 2-2.5" of lift :notsure:

    Im running about 2.5" of lift with 32's and I also think it looks great. When you get up to 3"+ is when it looks weird.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Mine looked kinda silly with the stock wheels and tires after the lift.

    In front I added OME 285s with Toytec top spacer for 3" of lift with OME struts. In back I added the dealer TSB spring pack, and an OME add a leaf with OME shocks.

    I drove it like this for about 6 months. Then I went to Wild Country XTX 285-70-17s on American Racing Mojave wheels with 4.5 backspacing.

    I have attached pics of what it looks like now, accept now I have added an All Pro slider set and a Light Racing Upper Control Arm set to fix the Caster issue and get more droop out of the UCA ball joint.

    I am using a Toyo M55 235-85-16 as a spare since it is very close to the same diameter as the 285-75-17s and very narrow and fits up under the back in the spare position without limiting articulation and maintaining good clearance.

    P6120030.jpg
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    i measured before and after it gave me about 3 inches...like 2.75 or alittle more
     
  12. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    hmm, well I agree yours looks good. I guess its just the first gens that look funky to me.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    The gangly teenager look. My stock 245/75R16s on factory steelies after installing my lift and before I replaced them with 285/70R17s.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    well actually i have 30's i was off and i have a 2010 pre runnner with black procomp rims anyway. so hope fully it will look good, from what i just saw it will. and also does anyone wanna buy some running boards i have a thread on them just go to my profile. and i bumped them down to 200 becuase i got an offer for that but he backed out for some reason but if interested let me know!
     
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