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3rd gen 3" lift

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Dr What98, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Apr 3, 2016 at 10:50 PM
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    Dr What98

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    3" lift, 33” BFG muds, Aircraft Landing lights, Tractor muffler... The usual stuff.
    So I've heard the max lift you can do without having to drop the front diff and brake lines, etc. is 3" is this correct? And if not, what is the max you can do without problems?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    # inches in the number you want. after that you eat up cv axles even with a diff drop.

    blue
     
  3. Apr 4, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    Damstr8

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    I'm running 265 75 r16 on stock suspension w little issues (rarely rubs). I'm looking into the rough country 3" lift to offer better clearance, but have read mixed reviews on this product
     
  4. Apr 4, 2016 at 2:47 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    It's a entry lift plain and simple.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    Judobum

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    Coil lift/body lift, custom fishing rod holder on front bumper,fog lights, remote start, Volo performance chip
    For what its worth I have a 3 inch Toytec ultimate suspension lift set at 2.5 in the front with the medium duty coils. Got a 3 inch 4crawler body lift. The 96 needs a spacer on the left because they lean a little. Its got 35s on it with 1.25 spacers. The body lift is cool, but not what I expected. I never would have purchased the vehicle with the body lift, but it was my neighbor's kid's vehicle and he gave me a really good deal on it. I guess that's how you learn. Stick with the 3 inch suspension lift and a smaller (33?) tire. I believe it'll save you tons of work, time, maintenance issues and gas mileage. I love my 4runner,but I was ignorant when I bought this one. It runs great on the beach and goes anywhere, but it sucks the gas and keeps my attention when driving in windy conditions.
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2016 at 2:14 AM
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    Slapp_Master420

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    99 runner toytec springs front and rear tundra bilstiens front long travel rear total chaos front upper control arms injen tuned air intake 33/12.50 Goodyear MTR on 20x9 red dirt road rims 30 inch single row light bar Mounted under Savage bumper flowmaster super 44 55 watt AC hi/low 5k hid,elocker swap
    I got tundra front bilstiens with the toytec lift springs and a 3/8 in spacer up front with diff drop and total chaos upper control arms got a nice ride real solid and smooth gave me a good 3 inch in front and for the rear I got the toytec super flex with extended length Billie's .... Pushing 4 in the rear and running 33/12.50 r20 Goodyear MTR tires .... Some issues I have experienced is bent front sway bar links so I made my own sway bar drop ( frame side) about an inch and it leveled my sway bar back and it's good ..... As for the rear did some research and gonna get front sway bar links for it as they are longer and will work prefect I also got poly bushings front and rear and one annoying thing about the rear superflex springs is they are progressive and some of the coils touch and causes what is called spring slap it's anoyying so I got some 5/8 heater hose and cut 4 like 5 inch pieces and slid them onto the coil where I could see the paint was rubed off and even put a piece at the moiunt on the axle and wala no more spring slap and it also gave me roughly 3/4 more of lift so I'm just about 5 rear and a solid 3- 3.5 front ..... Rides great .... Looking into getting the toytec front adjustable spring sleeves to get a lil more out of the front .... Check on toytec website they have a lot of good stuff and I got all my stuff from wheelersoffroad and got no tax and cheap shipping
     
  7. Apr 5, 2016 at 7:07 AM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    I've wheeled with alot of 3rd Gens and Yota guys. A 3rd Gen with 3 inches of lift and a good set of 33's will go almost any place you want to go. If it has a locker in it even better. It is just the magic number for them. No breaking issue like running 35's, Gas mileage is not effected to bad. That is how I have my 99 set up.

    Blue
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2017 at 3:40 AM
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    Justin5772002

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    Got a 3rd generation Runner. Does the year of the front tundra billies?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2017 at 7:19 AM
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    UssMoGn

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    Extented Coil Lift. Custom bumpers
    Thats how I got mine set up, But im still running 265/75s Plan on going to a 33 size next.
     
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