Need help with getting lift and tires.

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by rellinwood, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Have 2014 trd taco. Looking to put some 285’s on there but don’t know weather I should go with a 2” or 3” lift. And what lift recommendations for that setup? And what kind of lift? Please help a brother out. IMG_5325.jpg
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You need 3 inches for that big of a tire and you may still rub. If you a prerunner, a spindle lift will get you 4 inches up front.
     
  4. deltaforce622

    deltaforce622 New Member

    Go 3inch rough country got one on the site for like 500!! You’ll have some rubbing when you backup turning left, that’s about it
     
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    @whippersnapper02, you like Rough Country lifts too, right?
     
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  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Yeah. They are great for being the butt end of a joke.
     
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  7. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    I have 285/65X18 on my 2015 dbl cab 4X4. Toytec 2 1/2" lift. Removed mud guards. Minor rubbing on frame with full turn. Wheels are a +12 offset.
     
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  8. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Thanks for this! Not very familiar with the toytec kits. Do you recommend any complete package that has everything I’ll need?
     
  9. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    The Toytec Boss 0-3” with AAL are a solid setup but I’d recommend adding the TC UCA’s to your order as well.
     
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  10. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Sweet, thanks!
     
  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Lots of people put 2.5-3” lifts on and run that size tire. The closer to 2” the more rubbing you’ll have. If you’re 4x4 new coils, shocks and an AAL would be the best cost effective route. I wouldn’t get spacers and I wouldn’t get rough country.
    This is a good kit that has everything you’ll need.
    https://bilsteinlifts.com/shop/toyota-tacoma/2005-2015/ome-suspension-lift-kit/
    There’s better ones if you want to spend more money but thats decent for the price. You can get more for less if you buy all the parts separate and put a kit together yourself. Depends on how much research you want to do and how much time you want to spend learning about what you’re going to be putting on you’re taco.
     
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  12. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Thanks for this info! The link you sent me, do you recommend any of the upgrades offered on those drop down options? I really appreciate your help!
     
  13. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Hey, don’t mean to be a pester. Is your recommendation the same but a little higher quality then the one recommended below? Thanks
     
  14. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    It depends on who you ask. Haha! Progressive leaf backs are a little better than the single AAL. I had a set of Toytec Bosses on a Tacoma once upon a time. I liked them. I have no experience with what @OR17TRD posted but if he recommends it you can bet it doesn’t suck. lol
     
  15. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    For sure! Thanks
     
  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The drop down upgrades all depends on your needs. They are mostly for added weight like bumpers and winches. You probably won’t need the drop diff.
     
  17. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Alright cool, thanks!
     
  18. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    After I pick up one of these great recommendations. Do I need to get anything for the right wheel/tire offset. Seems like +12 is what I need. 285’s on 16’s. ?? Thanks for helping a brotha out.
     
  19. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    Ya, I like the Toytec Boss lift kit. Comes with everything you need. I have the Nitto Terra Grappler tires which are nice but a little stiff since they are 10 ply. I had a leveling kit to start with but got tired of the horrible ride so switched to the Toytec kit. Think it was around $1100.
     
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  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    wheel offset on these trucks with 285/75/16 is best at 0 or -6. +12 is a bit much it will probably work but the tire will be real close to the UCA.
     
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  21. OP
    rellinwood

    rellinwood Active Member

    Thank you all for taking the time to help me. This is what I’m most likely going to do. Now time to decide on a good 285/75/16’ set. IMG_9798.jpg IMG_9797.jpg
     
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