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What kind of lift kit to run 285/75/R17 tires?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Charles2018, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Jun 10, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    Just bought 2018 T4R SR5- would like to put in a 285 75 R17, In order for this to work what kind of lift would I need... not really stuck with this choice. I don't do a whole lot of off roading, just doing it for looks. thank you
     
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    3" seems to be what the max lift is for a 4Runner. With that size of tire you would need to consider dropping the xfer case, drive line angle and maybe consider some other support like UCA's front and rear. Thats just my guess however. Consider gas mileage dropping as well the larger tire you go.
     
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    285/75/R17 is a really large tire and you’d need to do some trimming and the CMC.

    285/70/R17 is close to a 33” and works well with a 3” suspension install
     
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    Here is good info that should give you what you're looking for.



     
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    If for looks, you probably can get away with a spacer lift. I think they are junk and screw up the geometry of the suspension system, but they are cheap and will give you the 'look'. That being said trying to go to that tire size is gonna entail a fair amount of work (see the chart from 1engineer above from t4r.org).

    I have a 3" suspension lift. To get even 285/70r17s (smaller than what you are looking at) to fit I had to remove my front mud flaps, trim the front bumper, reconfigure the fenderwell liner a bit at the front, and will have to do a body mount chop next weekend (to get rid of ALL the rubbing).

    Perhaps think about just going to a more aggressive tire if you are just going for the look. Tires can really 'make' the appearance of a vehicle.

    Or do some more research. Check out the threads here with builds guys have done. You can get into a 'real' lift for less than 1k. It will get rid of the front end dive and who knows, maybe you can even try the off road thing! :)
     
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