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8" lift

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by justincoop, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Feb 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    justincoop

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    I'm trying to figure out how I can get a 5" lift and finish it out with a 3" body lift. I want to clear 40" tires and have them not look tucked any help would be great. what could I use. and can I use a Tacoma lift for my 1998 Toyota 4runner.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    Are you planning on offroading? I've heard from many different sources that after 35" tires and a 3" lift, the articulation off-road becomes worse. Also you are more likely to tip.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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    what would be your opinion on what I should do. so a three inch with 35's would be best?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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    I have a 2.5" lift up front and 1.5" in the rear. I can clear 34" tires no problem in my 5th gen. If I trimmed more, I could clear 35's.

    Also, when thinking about what set up you need, there is no way you can run 40s without re-gearing. It is recommended after 33's and I notice a very big power loss with my 34's.

    I would say, regear, 35's on a 3" lift is the best possible wheeling set up for these rigs.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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    A 3" lift with a 1" or 2" body lift will allow you to clear 35's on your 3rd Gen. With 35's you will notice a pretty good power loss, which is why I am sticking with just 33's.
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    A 3rd Gen on 33's locked up is the best combo I feel of them. They just work better than 35's and break allot less shit that one with 35's.

    Now if your like me I like my 37's on my 3rd Gen :ohsnap:
     
  7. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:24 PM
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    You have a SAS that's cheating lol. 33's w/E-locker should get me threw 95% of the trails in CO.
     
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  8. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    I want a locker. The A-Trac in 4Lo gets me through pretty much anything though.
     
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  9. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    The A-trac is like their cheat for a locker. Aussie makes cheap but high quality lockers, but gotta love having selectable lockers though.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM
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    A-Trac is like a 50% locker without the weight. I'm yet to come across something I can't make it up though.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    I feel like getting up and over obstacles is mostly tires and driver. This is the first truck I have had that has a locker, and I have only been so stuck I had to be pulled out once. And that one time was an accident and I didn't see a huge ravene at night and ended up with 2 tires in the in the air. Proper tires, tire pressure and picking good lines help a lot in not getting stuck.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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    I've learned that if I take everything slow, I'll be good. No need to hit everything without looking haha.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Exactly...this is also why I like not being the leader. I can see how the person in front is hitting the trail and I can plan out. This is my first time going with A/T tires so we will see how they do out here. I loved the BFG M/T's on my Jeep, they crawled over everything.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:39 PM
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    Also hate being the leader because I feel pressured to go faster haha. Like hanging back and going at my pace.

    I had A/T II's on my Tacoma. Kicked ass. I love these M/Ts but I'll probably downgrade next tire change.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    I needed something that could handle the snow and ice better than M/T's so had to go with an A/T tire. Have been told A/T tires should be good in CO. Just more worried about rocks
     
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