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Ditched the spacers, installed lift suspension and shocks myself

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Kindakooky858, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Apr 17, 2019 at 10:59 PM
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    Kindakooky858

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    Had the Daystar 2.5 inch spacers for 6 months, Finally decided I hated the ride and upgraded to a true suspension lift. Bilstein 5100s with OME 881 lift coils in front and Toytec Superflex 3.75 inch lift in rear. I'm super stoked. She rides and handles like a caddy now!

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  2. Apr 17, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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    Welcome, very nice
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    Looks sharp!
     
  5. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:51 AM
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  6. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Good lookin rig.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Thanks for the love everyone. I'm new to the forums here as a member, but I've been using everyones advice/tips on here for a few years now. Love this community. You guys along with Timmy The Toolman on YouTube make it so easy and fun to wrench on my truck!
     
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  8. May 2, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Nice rig, I will wave if I see you around the streets of SD.
     
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  9. May 2, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Yeah man, dont be a stranger. Love to talk Toyota! I'm mainly in the Encinitas area, occasionally a little south around Mira Mesa. Thanks for the love
     
  10. May 3, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    You going?

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  11. May 3, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Used to love to go play on Fiesta Island... always something going on :drunk:
     
  12. May 3, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    I'm for sure onna try and go! Looks dope. I just joined that fb group
     
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  13. May 3, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    nimby in the drink

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    Will there be snacks?
     
  14. May 3, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    15 bucks and all you can eat tacos.
     
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  15. May 4, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    Yeee just was about to post as well. I just rsvpd me and my buddy. $15 for AYCE tacos from the Taco Lady. The organizer said theres 65 confirmed coming
     
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    What size wheels/tires are you using?
     
  17. May 15, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    15 inch steelies on 33 general grabbers
     
  18. May 15, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    I tried 3 different sets of 15s with different offsets on my 98. None of them cleared the calipers. What wheels are they?
     
  19. May 15, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    Nice ride!!
     
  20. May 15, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    I had the same problem. I ordered just regular Mickey T steelies thinking they would work. Nope. I had the guys at Discount Tire help me me out with the offset issue. Ended up buying 69 series from Pro Comp. They clear both calipers easy. The offset pos/neg was fine but the way the rim was designed allowed the caliper to fit in it. Its more recessed. A lot of other 15 inch steelies werent as recessed on the back side which is why the caliper keeps hitting. Hope that helps.
     
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  21. May 15, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    Right on thanks man. I ran wheel spacers with the 15s for awhile but it looked pretty dumb. Ended up just getting new wheels and tires. Your rig looks sweet tho. I like it a lot
     

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