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Greetings from SoCal! Desperate for Rec's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by josquared4x4, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Mar 29, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    josquared4x4

    josquared4x4 [OP] New Member

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    Hello All -

    I have a 2018 SR5 Premium 4x4 and am almost ashamed to admit that I haven't done a thing to my beautiful baby, but now is the time!

    For now, I am looking for recommendations on wheels and possibly lift kits(if needed). I don't plan to go off-roading a ton, but would like something that is for good for all around usage if I ever do feel the itch to go off-road.

    I am clueless on brands and what dimensions I would need. I also would not want my tires to rub the mudguards if I do go a size bigger than my stock tires.

    Looking forward to hearing from ya'll!
     
  2. Mar 29, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    Toy4X4

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    Welcome from Wisconsin! There are countless number of wheels, lift kits, spacer lift/leveling kits to pick from. Along the left side of the forum home page are some vendors for some of the things you might be interested in. Lots of pictures of some beautiful 4Runners on the forum, not a lot of help, you'll know what you want when you see it. Have fun !
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    josquared4x4

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    Thanks! I have been looking at all the beautiful 4runners all day for inspiration!
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    Take a look in the build threads to get some ideas of what you like.
     
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  5. Mar 29, 2021 at 8:16 PM
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    Will do, thanks!
     
  6. Mar 29, 2021 at 9:20 PM
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    Welcome.

    Are you trying to work within the confines of a budget for lift, wheels and tires or is it ‘sky’s the limit’?
     
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  7. Mar 30, 2021 at 4:36 AM
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    Welcome from FL.
     
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  8. Mar 30, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    josquared4x4

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    No budget, but I also want to spend wisely. Currently looking at Black Rhino Pinatubo rims on BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    koukimonster

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    Bigger A/T LT Tires, Slight Lift, Sliders, Rack, Lights, etc.
    Good choices.

    If you want to run larger than stock tires, you'll want a lift most likely. But, many are happy with stock sized tires but in the A/T variety (like the BFG K02's) since they still look a little bigger and more aggressive than the stock highway tires.

    One thing I'd decide on, if you want to lift it, is to what extent you want to "level" the truck. If dead-level looks good to you, and you don't ever put a lot of weight in/on the rear of the truck, check out the Eibach Pro-Truck lift kit (stage 1) for the 4Runner. Super popular kit with great results. I recommend aftermarket, adjustable UCA's with that kit, but most that buy the kit don't upgrade their UCA's and don't have an issue with it.

    As you figure out what you like (take your time), report back here and we can help further. A lift can cost anywhere from $300 to $3000 and up depending on what you want out of it.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2021 at 1:39 PM
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    All great information. Thank you very much. Dead-level is what I'm going for as I don't plan to put a lot of weight on it. The Eibach's will definitely do. So it looks like I will have to purchase my wheels and tires separately. I found a decent deal down the street from my place at America's Tire. Is it advisable to wait for the the lift kit to be delivered and have it all at once? Or will I be ok with just having the wheels and tires put on before the lift kit?
     
  11. Mar 30, 2021 at 1:41 PM
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    Bigger A/T LT Tires, Slight Lift, Sliders, Rack, Lights, etc.
    That depends on the specs of the wheels and tires.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    We used the Eibach on my wife's 4runner with JBA control arms. She has 275/70/17 KO2 on SCS rims. With the lift her runner drives much better than stock in my opinion. There are pictures in the 5th gen build forum if you want to take a look.
     
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  13. Mar 30, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    Black RhinoPinatubo17 X9.5 6-139.70 6 BKGLMS
    BFGoodrichAll Terrain T/A KO2LT265 /75 R16 123R E1 RWL
     
  14. Mar 30, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    Thats a 16 inch tire ?
     
  15. Mar 30, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    Oops I meant 265/70/R17 on the tires.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    Bigger A/T LT Tires, Slight Lift, Sliders, Rack, Lights, etc.
    Hmm. What's the offset on those wheels? I'll let others with more wheel experience chime in.. but I think you're ok.

    Sure you want to go with an LT "E" rated tire for the 265? It will definitely ride harsher than the stock tires.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2021 at 3:17 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Ride harsher on the road, empty truck, yes. You can lower the pressure a little, like down to 32-35, and that will reduce that effect some. Not totally, but some. Just fill them until the shoulders are just off the ground. Saves them for off-road :D

    Off-road, with the truck loaded up, like with rescue and camping gear, water, and so forth, they're actually not that bad. You can air them up a bit, too. Just ensure you keep the contact patch as large as possible. Not super low pressure, like going through sand, or anything, but say you're at max curb weight, just fill the tires to the point the tires' shoulders are still on the ground, and stop there.

    All this is just my opinion, and you know what they say about those...
    Pat☺
     
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  18. Mar 30, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    I should be looking for 0 offset, right?
     
  19. Mar 30, 2021 at 4:48 PM
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    Ended up going with the BF Goodrich A/T on FUEL Sledge Rims
     

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