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Help!! Lift and wheels.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ubc2361, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Dec 27, 2015 at 2:12 AM
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    Ok guys, I know how I sound right now but I'm new to all of this. First truck first forum. Well not first truck but first lift. I just bought rough country leveling kit. (2.5") to go with it some xd rims (18x9 25 offset). I have a guy that can get me toyo tires for 50% off but I have to know what size I need. There is the problem I have no idea what size I would need. I called the place I bought the rims and he told me 305 65 18, I have now stock 275/70 18. The tires that I want do not show that tire size the rim guy told me. What can I put in my truck to make it look aggressive without any timing or rubbing. The tires I want are toyo open country m/t. Thanks for any help

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  2. Dec 27, 2015 at 8:52 AM
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    Just curious, why did you choose RC over the many other options?
     
  3. Dec 27, 2015 at 9:34 AM
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    Just because its easy to install and I don't know much of leveling kits.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM
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    Dude your gonna hate your ride quality so much after putting on that RC level. Mine sucked bad afterwards lol. Go with the Bilstein 5100's. They're a tad ($60) more expensive but well worth it.
     
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    Do you think it would effect my rims if I were to change the leveling kit.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2015 at 10:33 AM
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    What do you mean lol.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2015 at 11:04 AM
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    As far as spacing is concerned
     
  8. Dec 28, 2015 at 2:52 AM
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    Bilstein 5100 is a better way to level your truck over spacers. At the top setting, it should be essentially same as the leveling kit you were thinking about. (same as far as spacing is concerned)

    I have 3.5 inch OME lift with 295/70/18 and I had to push the plastic wheel well liner a bit (but then again, I have 18 mm offset wheels). For 2.5 inch lift, I personally would go with something smaller. But then again, there are some members with this size tire who love this set-up.

    Here are some tire options:

    305/65/18 (BFG AT KO2 is offered in this size)
    295/70/18 (Nitto Toyo, both MT and AT, Cooper ST MAXX, Coopper STT Pro (this is a new tire, and it looks awesome))
    295/65/18 (GoodYear DuraTrac)
    275/70/18 (A lot of choices in this size)

    I would skip 285/65/18 (they tend to be needlessly expensive)
     
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  9. Dec 28, 2015 at 7:23 AM
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    Dude thank you so much for the info. Really helpful. I looked into the bilstein 5100 looks like they r back ordered till march.. so that sucks for me. But definitely going to look more into the shocks route instead. Yeah I'm looking for more of a pitbull stance. Short n wide with jus the leveling kit.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2015 at 7:37 AM
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    Another question for you. I really want the toyo open country r/t tire. But the closest size they offer is 285 75 18,would you think it would fit with only a 2.5 lift? They r 34s
     
  11. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    Camburg Fox factory 2.5" lift Xd monsters with 295/70/18 nitto terra graplerrs Corsa cat back Weather tech liners Wet okole covers
    They should fit. I'm a 2.5" and my tires were right at 35" when new.
     
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  12. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    Good news just ordered bilstein 5100 on carid. Kinda pricy 198$ for the front 2. Now gotta get my tires.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Bilsteins will be much better than a spacer lift.
     
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  14. Dec 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM
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    Question can I run 285 75 18 on just a leveling kit?
     
  15. Dec 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    I would think that will be fine. I'm only at 2 1/2" and fit 295/70/18.
     
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    i have 325-60-18 toyo open country atII and i only get rubbing at full lock in reverse and i also have a good stance on my truck
     
  17. Dec 31, 2015 at 4:11 AM
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    Thanks for the reply but the ones I'm getting are taller but yours are wider so I'm still a little worried.
     
  18. Dec 31, 2015 at 4:15 AM
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    Worst scenario I'll have to do some cutting?
     
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    Personally, I would not go as large as possible. Mine are 34.5 in diameter on 3.5 inch OME lift. But I noticed, during the winter months, I have to chip away the ice inside the wheel well quite often. In other words, I feel that the tires are too stuffed.

    With a 2.5 inch lift, I personally would look at 275/70/18 (or 295/65/18). Both are 33 inches are in diameter and functionally efficient. These are not tiny either. Just to give you an idea, here's stock tire with 275/70/18 DuraTrac (I know tires are larger when it's not mounted, but you get the idea). The truck had the lift already when the picture was taken.
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    Holy crap, now I don't even think I'm going to be able to mount them those look huge!! And mine isn't even lifted 3"
     
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    Okay guys, let's say I have to go 4 inch lift. Any recommendations for what kind of kit?
     
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    Oh one or two.
    35x12.50's the truck is only leveled you can fit 285's.20151015_122416-01.jpg
     
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    That truck is sick!! OK I'm at ease now.
     
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    All I hadid to do is remove the front splash shields and the mud flaps to fit the tires with no rubbing for daily driving. A cab mount chop would be needed to clear to full stuff.
     
  25. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    What do you mean by cab mount chop to clear for full stuff
     
  26. Jan 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Your truck is exactly the look I want for mine.
     
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    Oh one or two.
    The cab mount needs to be cut and replated in order to compress the suspension to the bump stops. If your only driving on the road you most likely won't need it at long as your alignment is pushed forward.

    These are the plates we offer for TACOMA's
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/b-a-m-f-cmc-plates-cab-mount-chop.192527/
     
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    O ok, I don't think it would rub but if it does now I know what to cut and where to get that part
     
  29. Jan 7, 2016 at 4:09 AM
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    Update, just got my tires and new bilstein 5100s but now gotta get everything installed, questions: what should n also shouldn't pay to have tires mounted leveling kit installed and rims put in. I have everything juz need someone to install. No idea what is a good price or rip off
     
  30. Jan 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    I would get a ~3 quotes and go with someone who is in the middle price-wise. I normally install things myself so I can't help with exact prices :sorry:...except the tires I'll have the tire shop mount and balance them. Ballpark $50-60 for lifetime spin/balance
     
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