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Lift Kits and Tire Size

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by LaGenesis, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mar 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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    LaGenesis

    LaGenesis [OP] New Member

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    Hello!

    A few weeks ago I got a 2016 TEP. I am looking into a few different things, but I have a few questions about tire size and lifts.

    So, although I may not do a ton of off-roading in the near future, I know I will start this summer with easier stuff, nothing crazy until I get skids and sliders.

    I am looking at 3" lifts to allow me to replace my stock tires with BFGoodrich All-Terrain 285s or 265s if I don't lift the car, so they would fit, just to have a beefier tire v. the stock tires.

    Is there a big difference for getting a bigger tire? I know the lift would be worth it in the long run for clearance and the ability to have a larger tire.

    What should I do if I don't want to get a full lift kit, but keep my stock suspension and shocks, and try to add a lift to save some money?

    Otherwise, would it just be better to get a full lift kit? Recommendations?

    Any advice is appreciated, as I'm new to this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 19, 2017 at 6:40 AM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    In my opinion and experience, you want to wait/save and do exactly what you want the first time. Theres lots of people who go through 3 or 4 lifts and suspensions before getting to what they really wanted and they all say, myself included, I wish i just waited and bit the bullet and did exactly what I want. If you think you want a full lift kit from x y z manufacturer, then do that whenever you can. Best of luck!
     
  3. Apr 10, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    lodi781

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    I put an OME on my tacoma and wished I did ICON. OME is great if your 60% + off road. But the on road manners sucks. Atleast i thought so. I wished I did ICON. Wait and save. Also, be realistic in what your really gonna do with the truck.
     

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