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Spindle lift with oem wheels? It is possible

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 1rooster, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Feb 9, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    So I had been doing some research on spindle lifts for my 2wd crewmax. What I am wanting to know is can I run my oem 18’s with a 3.5 spindle lift? And if yes then which brand? The only pic I can find of a SL with stock wheels is this truck...B5135FF7-27B1-4872-A2C7-5DDA50133483.jpg
     
  2. Feb 9, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    Yes you can..... any brand CST or Maxtrac will work because it kicks your wheels out one inch on each side.
     
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    Ive looked at it too, i believe they have too much backspacing. Stock rims are just over 6 inches of backspace
     
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    Yeah according to the wheel specs on the websites that it will not work. But I have seen pics of trucks running stockers.
     
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    I mean even the truck cst has as the display truck has oem wheels on it. But the back spacing isn’t correct 48972B70-9910-4A54-AC76-480B6AE50352.jpg
     
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    I ran a set of stock steelie 18s on my truck after my spindle lift and had no issues.
     
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    Thanks man! I reckon this clears that up.
     
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    What brand spindle you got?
     
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    I believe you have to use wheel spacers to clear the spindles.
     
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    I have Maxtrac the spindles themselves push the wheels out 1” each side. So they clear everything fine. It’s equivalent to a +35 offset wheels with the stock tire and spindle set up.
     
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    That’s what I don’t want to do bc I’m already have have to run them on the rear.
     
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    Stock wheels will not work. Read cst website.
     
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    There you have Maxtrac will work and CST won’t... actually now that I think of it Maxtrac push the wheels out more the. CST so that could be why it worked for me.
     
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    In re reading the cst info, something doesn’t make sense.

    They say “up to 9 inch width wheel with 6 inches of backspacing max.”

    This is non sensical, it doesn’t matter what width you run, backspacing is a fixed measurement of hub to rear face of the wheel.

    I am very happy to here that stock wheels fit with the spindles
     
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    Yeah I know, kind of confusing! I have always been interested in how spindles work, but for the past 10 years I have had a 4wd Tacoma trd off-road. Two weeks ago I had to sell my Tacoma since my wife and I now have three sons. So now that I have a 2wd I’m very interested in a spindle purchase.

    I love the 18s that came on the truck and I don’t want the extra cost of having to get spacers or new wheels .
     
  16. Feb 11, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    Okay so I have made my mind up and I want to go with a set of MaxTrac spindles for my crewmax! Does any have a set they would like to sell? Or maybe know someone with a set?

    I figured I would try the used market first before buying new.
     
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    I’m gone try to post here since my account is not old enough to post in the buy/sell section
     
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    so pretty much a 275/70/18 will fit no problem and you might be able to squeeze a 285/70/18 on there but it will be close
     
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    Ahhhh now that makes a lot more sense. The dropped down spindle position of the tire is where the width problem is.

    @throughitalldude is running a 275 tire which makes perfect sense

    Explains why all of the pictures online of the stock wheels on the spindle trucks have small stock tires lol
     
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    edit: it also appears cst will fit as well.
    Coachbuilder himself said it back in a post a long time ago!
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    I am actually going to be selling mine soon. I never got them fully dialed into how I wanted them but I am going to switch over to a suspension lift in the coming weeks. I didnt like how they rode for my taste..... the guys at maxtrac say i am a little too picky :/ but love the amount of lift and stance they give the truck. If your interested DM and we can talk about it.
     
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    How did they ride any different than stock?
     
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    It feels much more planted then stock. but I originally had aftermarket 12+ offset wheels so that with the spindle stance put me at -13 offset so I could squeeze 35" tires like I wanted (one reason I am switch to a suspension lift). Its more reactive to the road then my old truck was and that is not what I'm chasing for this truck. I am also told my 20's dont help with that either when I took the truck to Maxtrac the guy said I am a little bit of a perfectionist and that I should be with something more like a strut lift. Some have said that these paired with better shocks like 5100's make them amazing but I dont want to go any taller then I already am so I am kind of forced to ditch to swap the shocks. I had Maxtrac on my Tacoma when i was younger and loved them as well but now I am chasing something completely different. Every shop who drove the truck said they love how the truck drove, one guy said it was the best he ever felt a toyota drive ...... (hater lol)
     
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    Is it too mushy in the corners now?
     
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    No not at all cornering is great with these I would say long bumpy road at highway speeds it’s more sensitive then stock. The steering is more sensitive but again I’m running stock black shocks. I would have tossed 5100s in there but even the lowest setting is a 3/4 lift and I want to stay at 3.5 cause the truck just barely clears my garage doors now.
     
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    I feel ya! I put 5100s on a week or two ago and REALLY wish they had a factory (no lift) setting like the ones on my Tacoma had.
     
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    Agreed!! Someone needs to make a shock at factory height that offers better performance like the 5100
     
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    You can turn adjustable coil-overs down to stock height
     
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    This is true! But not looking to spend that much on suspension because I really don’t off-road too much.
     

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