3 inch lift and BFG KO2s before/after...I'm in love

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by TacoGal, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    Should I change to a 285/65/17? Would that fix the problem ?
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Currently you have
    285/70/17 = 32.7x31.2
    285/65/17 = 31.6x31.2
    If they make that tire size in your tire you would loose an inch of height.
    I would change the rims to have the right back space and offset.
    A rim with a 0 offset or a -6 works well with the 3" lift and 285/70/17.
    I have 285/75/16 with 3" with -6 offset and if I hit a hard bump and I'm turing into it I'll get rubbing still. I know what it is and where it's happening but it doesn't bother me.
    Let us know what the Tate bro's say about the wheels.
     
  4. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    I found my paperwork (finally) and the rims have -12 offset
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That's a little more than I would have gone. I have almost the same set up my tires are 0.1" taller than yours but your -12 off-set will push the tire out 0.25" further than my -6 offset which might be causing more rubbing when turning and hitting bumps.
    I'll get rubbing when I'm turning at higher speeds into a hard bump. If I go slow I don't get it. Changing my driving habits some reduced the times I get rubbing. It doesn't bother me when it happens because I know what it is and why it happens.
    You can either get a rim with 0 or -6 offset, decrease your tire size to 285/65/17, heat and mold the wheel well or trim it more or you can change your driving habits and live with the occasional tire rub.
     
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  6. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    This off-road place said I should get +18 offset .... sounds drastic
     
  7. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    Tate Boys is going to get me new rims with 0 offset... fingers crossed that works
     
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yeah that will put you 1.18" closer to the UCA. Or .12" closer than stock it might be ok but you won't have the look of the wider stance. If that's something you are trying to keep.
     
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  9. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    I realized I never replied back. So with my new rims at 0 offset, everything works now. I've heard no rubbing since I made the change. Thanks for always helping me
     
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  10. geekyadam

    geekyadam Member

    Great thread full of very helpful info regarding 3"spacer lifts on gen3s. I've been looking at various lifts and I've also decided to get a spacer lift soon. One big detail I've noticed is very important is the bump stop spacers. Without a bump stop spacer, the suspension can fully compress and overwork the shock. If you see pictures online of a snapped shock with a spacer lift, it's usually because they didn't use bump stop spacers. I don't think the ReadyLift kit has them, but I know the Low Range Off-road one does. They're basically just thick durable washers you can probably get some from a hardware store or maybe order online?
    Here's the LRO kit YT vid on installing the bump stop spacers part at 7:30:

    Great work on your lift and finding and solving your rubbing problem!
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  11. geekyadam

    geekyadam Member

    A question for you... Do you to think the 0 offset wheels would have solved your rubbing problem without doing the wheelwell trim as well? Or was the trim necessary in addition to the 0 offset wheels in your opinion? I'd love to run 285/70/17s as well, but don't want to modify/trim body if I don't need to.
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    If you have a sport with the lower wind/air skirt/dam or mud flaps it might rub on one of those. Otherwise it should be just fine.
     
  13. geekyadam

    geekyadam Member

    Pulled the air dam off a little while ago. Figured I should before a root or rock did while I'm on a trail. Although I don't think the air dam extends to where a tire could run on it, but I could be wrong. And no mudflaps so no worries there.
    Good info to know, as I'm waiting to get new A/T tires until I get the lift installed I think, so I can get the bigger size then. Thanks.
     
  14. daves

    daves New Member

    I have a Tacoma Sport long bed 2017. I really like that look. I see that it cost $1020 for the lift and the labor, and how about the tires and rims?
     
  15. OP
    TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    I agree. I think mine was pre-maturely trimmed and didn’t need to be with the correct offset
     

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