What lift is best?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by la vaca, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. la vaca

    la vaca Member

    Looking to lift my truck about 4” to fit 33s on it. What lift kit is best? Thoughts? 17’ trd off road double cab short bed
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Spindles if you are 2wd.
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I would assume it being a 2017 off-road double cab it’s a 4x4.
    You can fit 285/75/16 which is 32.8” and 11.2” wide. With a 2.5-3” lift. Once you go 4” you’re going to need new Upper control arms (UCA) and more parts to make it work right which is $$$. Get a good old man emu lift kit or bilstein 5100’s and some Dakars in the rear. Or cheap ****ty spacer lift with an AAL.
     
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  5. Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Generally it's a good idea to get aftermarket UCAs for anything over 2.5" of lift.
     
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  6. Dardenjed

    Dardenjed Member

    Who makes a good UCA
     
  7. Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    SPC/Light Racing make a solid UCA if you are on a budget. I'm running them.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Lots of people achieve alignment with 2.5-3” lifts without UCA but yeah go higher than 3” you’re going to need UCA for sure.
    Total chaos UCA.
     
  9. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    No uppers needed for a spindle lift. Not sure if 4wd or 2wd though.
     
  10. Dardenjed

    Dardenjed Member

    2wd prerunner TRD sport I’ve noticed my ball joints popping a little and my camber looks a little off if I’m looking at it from the front
     
  11. Dardenjed

    Dardenjed Member

    Anyone heard of JBA UCAs
     
  12. Tacoman112

    Tacoman112 Well-Known Member

    Total chaos!
     
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  13. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Do these still have cab mounts ? (probably so) If so you can raise it 5" & still gonna hit frame rails at minimum I suspect...

    Chop,chop,chop those mounts...
     
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    One of the many reasons these trucks are awesome at + 2.5” >< <> 0.5” = stock.
     
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  15. BIRDSLAYER

    BIRDSLAYER Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% on the new trucks yet, but I know on the older ones if you go more than 3" it'd be a good idea to regear your transfer case.
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Really only depends on how
    Large of a tire you go with in the end on whether or not you would re gear it. Anything larger than a 285/75/16 is when I would start to seriously consider new gears.
     
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  17. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You cannot regear out transfer cases. You regear the differentials based on tire size to offset larger tires but most only do it with 35s or larger.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
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  18. Matt bob

    Matt bob New Member

    Toytech 2.5 aal
     

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  19. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I thought re gearing was done thru tire size,,, you know...want lower gears, get smaller tire, taller gears,get bigger tires....



    You mean this is wrong ?? Discount tire lied to me....lol
     
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  20. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You can regear yourself. Just drive around in low range. o_O
     
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  21. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    I did, needless to say my highway mileage sucked more than it did in town...
     
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