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35s Installed + How I did it

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by e_alvarez91, Jun 9, 2021 at 7:44 AM.

  1. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    e_alvarez91

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    Hey everyone, I thought I would put this thread together outlining what I did to clear Yokohama Geolandar G003 35x12.50x17 on SCS 17x9 -38mm wheels. I did hours and hours of research/speaking with people to get the formula that worked for me to clear these tires on my 4Runner. I did not re-gear but honestly coming from a 295/70/17 of the same tire it does not feel much different, I do plan on re-gearing in the near future to a 4.56. I have been monitoring trans temps and I have only seen over 200 degrees one time in 500+ miles with these tires including many hills here in GA, I mostly keep it in 4S (Sport mode) and only manually upshift to 5th above 70 mph (which is rare) and when it is flat. Admittedly I mostly did 35s for the look and because I do not commute much (full remote job), the 295/70/17s were plenty capable off-road. I am averaging mid 15s MPG wise (combined) with low 16s MPG with primarily highway driving. I am hoping putting all this information together on one thread will help people looking to make the switch to 35, I know I would of appreciated it in my research!

    Relative Parts/Info:
    Yokohama Geolandar G003 35x12.50x17 Tires
    SCS BR6 Wheels 17x9 -38mm
    Dobinsons Standard Front/Rear Shocks
    Dobinsons C59-302 Front Springs (2.5" Lift)
    Dobinsons C59-325 Rear Springs (2.0" Lift)
    Cornfed 0.5" Front Strut Spacers (1" Total lift)
    Toytec 1" Body Lift
    *I achieved roughly 4" Front/ 3" Rear total lift with all methods combined*
    JBA Upper Control Arms
    Front bumper cut
    Body Mount Chop
    Pinch weld flattened
    Front fenders trimmed (https://tinyurl.com/a3zhh9f9) This is optional, I did it to achieve more clearance and be able to use the 35s flexing the suspension off-road. My thought process is either commit or stick with 33s, unless you don't go off-road that is.

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    Alignment Specs:
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    Let me know if you have any questions! Will post better pictures when I get them.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    4runner95123

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    Great post! Thanks for sharing. Looks awesome!
     
  3. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    MilkisRunner

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    Thanks for posting this. I want to waste no time with smaller size tires and jump straight to 35s when I get my T4R. Your thread will help me see what kind of work I’m in for.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:29 AM
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    LandCruiser

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    That seems to be the experience with the few other people that have done this.

    I don’t think you’re going to like it very long without rehearing it.

    Also, how is the steering mechanism handling all that extra weight? I know that when I was running steel wheels with some meaty 285s, it was starting to act unhappy.
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    Doesn't feel any different than stock to me steering wise. I didn't buy the 4Runner for speed or quickness, it was a turd stock and it's still a turd now so the gearing doesn't really bother me. I would only re-gear for off-road performance which I am going to do. But what doesn't bother me may bother others. Again, it doesn't feel much different than the 295/70 I had on there. The 35" version (currently equipped) of the same tire is only 4 pounds more and 1.2" bigger, so it takes away from the gearing a bit but not much.
     
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    Looks great. If it weren’t for the miles I put on mine as a daily driver, I’d make the jump.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    Thanks! If I ever have to commute again I'll definitely get a daily driver
     
  8. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    Looks cool. The body lift is the only thing that my OCD wouldn't allow for.
     
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    I've seen some do it without!
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM
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    Way beyond what I'd ever do, but that's a great looking truck OP.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2021 at 6:59 PM
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    Daytonaviolet

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    Great info :)

    Do you think this could be achieved without the 1” body lift ?

    Can take a picture of the body mount area liner. From the pics, looks like the liners are fully removed ?

    how about the rocker edge panel ? Is this permanently removed ?
     
  14. Jun 10, 2021 at 4:50 AM
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    Majority of the people I have spoken to with 35s have a body lift, I have seen some that don't though.

    Fender liner is completely removed, when you cut the fender the lip that has about 6 fender liner clip holes is removed. I would say that's the biggest con to cutting the fenders. I'm still trying to think of a way to incorporate something fender liner wise in there, I know if a few ways to do it with a plastic /rubber type material but it's making mounting points for it that could be a challenge.

    The rocker cap is still there just essentially cut in half.
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  15. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:54 AM
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    Thanks .. I’ll keep this in mind if/when I go to 35x12.5. Currently just got the 295/70/17.
     
  16. Jun 11, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Any trimming needed with the 295s?
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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    I previously had 285’s and trimmed & push the bumper ~ 1”. With 295’s I had trim additional 1/4”. Also have bmc.
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2021 at 1:33 AM
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    Looks awesome! Let us know how it performs off road.

    Also, what’s your clearance from the bottom of your differential?
     

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