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Best lift/suspension match with tire size

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by harrisonlr, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Feb 8, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    harrisonlr

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    I have a 2016 white 4Runner SR5.. All stock except wheels are 265/70 R17 with the black/red TRD rims.. (trd rims were added by previous owner but the car isn’t the TRD package, just SR5) I want a more beefy look with some height but worried my wheels may look too small? No chance of new wheels anytime soon so I’m debating between Bikstein 5100 at 1.5 on the front to level it out, Toytech 3in Lift, or the Rough country 3in... will adding a lift with my tire size be too odd? Or Stick with just a leveling kit? Mostly highway use with light off-roading.. my previous car was a Jeep wrangler so I’m not really concerned with “improving” the way this car rides as I am satisfied. Simply just looking to add some height without looking dorky with my tire size. Any input or photos matching what I’m going for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 8, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    This is my opinion, but I think the stock tires are already too small for the stock height. I think 275's would look much better. That being said, do what you need to do to make your truck the way you want it. Think long term over short term.

    Bilstein 5100s or Eibach adjustable shocks might be a really good option for you because you can level out your truck now by setting the fronts to 1.75" and leaving the tires stock for a while. This is what I have right now too, and although it's not exactly how I want it, it works fine. Once you have money for larger tires, you can bump up the front shocks to 2.5" in the front and a taller coil in the rear to get your desired ride height. This way you won't have to buy another lift.
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    Trust me, if I could get 275’s at the moment I would! Unfortunately not in the cards right now.. I’ve been learning towards 5100’s.. do you think I need anything on the rear or leave it?

    Also here is a current photo... I will be removing the running boards tomorrow which will make it look a tad higher at least .. for some reason I just don’t like how there’s not much room above my wheels, to the fender...

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  4. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:42 PM
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    If you lift the front somewhere between 1.6" - 1.75", you will get more space from the tire to the fender. This will level the truck, so no need to lift the back in this scenario. Then when you get bigger tires, you can go up another notch in the front and get some longer coils to lift the rear.

    Do you like a stiffer ride on the road or something a bit closer to the stock ride? The reason I ask is because Bilstein 5100s will be on the stiffer side. Eibach adjustable shocks will feel really nice on the road, but still be positive and capable offroad.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    I'll have pics next week of my Wife's truck on 5100's set to 2.5 in the front with 1.5 spacers on the rear. Truck will be on 265/70/17 tires so you can get an idea of what the look will be if you don't go up in tire size.
     
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    Looks great the way it is IMO
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    i think your 4runner looks sharp. i have a 3in rough country lift and stock p265 tires on mine for now. i dont think it looks terrible lol some people might disagree. but i do plan on putting some aftermarket wheels and some p285 tires on it.20181225_144125.jpg 20181225_144155.jpg
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Thanks for posting this lift on 265's photo. It looks great. Gave me reassurance that my set up I'm installing this weekend was going to look good. I was questioning not buying the 275's.
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    im glad the pics helped you out. take some pics for us when its finished!
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:41 AM
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    I started the install last night after work. Got the 5100's, wheel spacers and tires on the front. Looks like I'm going to be trimming a little plastic, but I'll wait until the rear lift and tires are on before the final verdict. I'll finish up the rear this afternoon. Here's a one wheel teaser

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  11. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    looks sharp! always love the gray! cant wait to see it with the lift!
     
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