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2.5 inch lift vs 3 inch lift?

Discussion in 'California' started by alexh2, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Feb 16, 2021 at 8:47 PM
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    I know its such a slight difference, but do you guys have any opinions between the two? Lol I have no preference, just want to see if there are any pros/ cons for either.

    Can you guys post pics of your rigs if you have 2.5 or 3 inch lifts?

    Want to get an idea of what they'll look like after the suspension sits a bit too.
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2021 at 8:57 PM
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    This is a great read. What size tire - how much lift.........and more..............

    https://trail4runner.com/2018/01/03/largest-tire-size-4runner/
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  7. Feb 16, 2021 at 11:08 PM
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    Does yours have KDSS? If so it's generally recommended to stay at 2.5" or less for the front. I don't think there is a consensus on that lift height restriction, but you may encounter some issues with lean and ride quality if you go much higher than 2.5". That said, I'll be going with a 3" Dobinsons (stock weight) which I feel should settle to around 2.5" due to the weight of my sliders and steel skids.

    If you don't have KDSS, I would do 3" front all day long.
     
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    Well, 2.5 is about the cutoff for needing new UCA's, so if you don't want to mess with that I'd stick with 2"-2.5".

    When I lift mine, I want to stick with 2" front. AFAIK, 3" doesn't really allow a bigger tire than a 2", and my thinking is I'd rather leave a little down travel left at 2" than being topped out at 3".

    Just my .02.
     
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    Eye ball won't even notice the difference.

    Find a brand that you want and go with it.
     
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    3 inches might be at the ragged edge of where you might also need to consider a diff drop kit. When I chose mine, I asked about that from the vendor. 2.5 inches doesn’t need it. I did get new UCAs, though.
     
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    I didn't mention in the previous post, we do have a diff. drop also. JBA UCA's installed too. Thanx for reminding me Chris..
     
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    3" here no diff drop needed.
     
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    Do your bigger tires rub when turning?
     
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    3inch Revtek lift front 2 inch rear 285/70r17 Toyo AT III 17 Black Rhino Ridge -6 offset
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    They did slightly in the front, little bit of trimming fixed it (trimmed a lot more than needed for more clearance when stuffing tires and also looks). Then of course, the dreaded body mount that was resolved with a body mount chop and having the caster adjusted.
    Rear tires have been stuffed and have no rubbing. They’re 295’s, so a true 33” tire.
     
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    Looks real good! I kept the stock 265/70/17 tires but went with wider, offset wheels.
    I didn't end up trimming since the quarter panel was bent in enough to stop hitting the wheel well.

    As soon as I need new tires, I'm going to go bigger.
     
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    A part of me wishes I did that as well, and then started mods after factory equipment pooped out. Nice rig! I dig the color combo.
     
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    Stud. Now don't go gettin' all cocky since you're on holiday in Florida while the rest of us Up Nort' are iced up. :duel:

    That looks so bad ass...
     
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    Lol! I hope I can bring back some better weather with me.

    I couldn't be much happier with it. I'm still getting decent fuel economy. Acceleration is still good. I need to trim the mud-flaps but otherwise no rubbing.

    I can't wait to really test them out!
     
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    Is this with a 3in lift in the front and 2 in in the back ??
     
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    Yes it is. That is what RevTek (manufacturer) claims.
     
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    What exact kit did you buy ??
     
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