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Limited 4Runner lift

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 2013limited4runner, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:24 AM
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    2013limited4runner

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    I have a 2013 limited Toyota 4Runner. I am wanting to lift it and put some bigger tires on. Since it is a limited it has the xreas suspension which I want to keep. About the only option I could find to do this was the 2 inch xreas spacer lift by rough country. Are there any other option and could I run a 285/17r17 tire
     
  2. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:29 AM
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    Not sure about 2013 Limited, I had to remove xreas on my 2019 Limited for 1.5 rear + 2.5 front lift since the shocks are too short for a lift.
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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  4. Dec 14, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    I just installed the 2" front 1" rear cornfed spacers on my 2016 Limited with Xreas. 285/70R17 are to follow shortly.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    Let me know how it works out
     
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    What wheels are you running with these tires? I suspect backspace and offset may have more to do with tire fit than a spacer lift, although that may help some. You can probably fit these without lift if you have the right wheels and you are willing to trim some plastic, etc. Is there any reason you want to keep the XREAS and add spacers? These may reduce the effectiveness of the XREAS, and with a '13 maybe it's a good time to get new suspension anyway?

    *suspect you mean 285/70/17
     
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  7. Dec 16, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    I mainly wanna keep the x reas to save money. And possibly ditch it later. I can was quoted 600 for the spacer lift and almost 3000 for a whole new suspension. I am gonna just figure out what width and offset of the wheels I need to run 285/70r17. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    No... you can get an entire new suspension for less than $1,500 to your door- and those are basic, but good suspension upgrades... some even adjustable.

    As Micah said above, tire (and wheel) width, offset and backspace are going to determine whether or not you'll rub... and no lift is going to save you from rubbing with that wide of a tire on a Limited.
    Limiteds have an entirely different suspension and drivetrain, therefore slightly different steering/drivetrain/linkage components. This of course means that the dimensions behind the wheel and hub of a Limited are different than all the other trims, so the standard "will it rub" threads are not accurate in your case.
    I believe the widest tires that you can fit on a Limited with a *low* chance of rubbing are 265, but anything over that and you will need to source some very good wheel spacers, probably UCAs, do a plastic trim up front, heat gun and form the other plastics (or remove and replace with your own ABS/rubber cutout), and maybe a BMC as well (one or more of these, not all of them just for 275s lol not trying to scare you btw)

    If you just want a taller and wider tire, you can do so without going that wide, or likely needing any modification... and those tires will be much lighter, cheaper, and have options with much better warranties if that matters to you.
    That XREAS probably does need to go soon though, and then you should definitely get a basic full upgrade (coils and shocks at all four corners) for much less than another XREAS system.
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    Hadn't thought about the differences in drivetrain making an impact. FWIW I've run the dunlops and Cooper AT3s both in 265/70/17 on the Off Road wheels and there's no rubbing at all. This makes some sense given these fit other models, but wanted to point this out since the LE comes with 245r20s. Can't speak for larger tires or deeper set wheels.
     
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    I'm running 275/55 R20 with 2.5 lift in front with stock UCA and no diff drop. Since I have automatic running boards I don't have mud flaps either. Might have help not to rub. Not sure, just sharing my experience.

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  11. Dec 17, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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  12. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    I was quoted over 3000, but that was to remove the x reas and Install new suspension. With that being said I am sure I could get a system delivered to my door for around 1500. Also it looks like the limited models are a little harder to mod out.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2020 at 8:51 PM
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    Not opposed to doing something like that if it wasn’t for the cost. I feel comfortable doing a spacer lift, but would probably have to have professionals install something like that.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    For me labor for xreas removal and new suspension install was $852.
     
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    What setup is that?
     
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    It'$ a very nice $etup, what I'd like when my XREAS need replacing. Looks like some lift is dialed in because of the UCAs but I can't tell by looking.
     
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    Friend of mine owns the shop so labor was free. And using the bay was huge.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    Removing the XREAS system isn't very difficult, it's all the damn fluid that you have to watch out for. I was able to remove the XREAS system in less than hour and another 5 hours to install the Ironman4x4 stage 3 kit. I decided to mount 265/70/17 on the off road wheels, but it looks like a 275 will fit without too much rubbing

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  19. Dec 23, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    Mind if I can have a closer look at your front tire and fender liner please. I too got TRD ORP wheels to get 17" tires and debating 285 vs 275. TIA..
     
  20. Dec 23, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    Tires are 265/70/17 Falken Rubitreks
    I have not modified any of the plastics and have the auto side steps.
    Second photo is with the wheel fully turned to the left and third photo is with the wheel fully turned to the right. Even with the rock-block splash guards on I think a 275/70 should fit.

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  21. Dec 23, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Ops I just read your previous post again. Its 265s. Looks like I might rub with 275s.. :(
     
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    I think I would definitely rub with 285’s
     
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    Just mounted 285/70r17 KO2’s. Pushed the fender liner forward and trimmed the inside of the husky mud flaps and now no rubbing 29A93078-6F21-4577-9F8D-7EDF5F26C924.jpg
     
  24. Jan 10, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    Looks great!
     
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    Out of curiosity how long did the list install take?
     
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    If was right around 4 hours using a lift. I am by no means an expert so could probably be done a lot faster by someone more experienced than myself.
     
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    Nice! Do you have any lift or stock with new wheels?
     
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    I did the cornfed 2/1 spacers
     
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    I did same with my limited too, but I opted to powder coat the jba to blue.

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