04-16-2004, 01:58 AM
So I want to lift my 99 taco prerunner just enough to clear 32x11.5 in tires on 15s. Can I clear with 2.5 lift or do I need to go to 3in? I'm planning on going with cornfed lift and for the tires and wheels I was thinkin 15x8 MT Classic IIs with BFG ATs. I was also concerned about the backspacing on the wheels. It is 3 5/16. I just want to make sure I don't get any rubbing with the least lift possible.
04-16-2004, 05:56 AM
Yes that will work fine. You can clear them with 2.5" but in my opinion I would go ahead and go with the 3" just incase you want to go bigger later on. That backspacing is correct also. This is what it will look like incase you are wondering this is whitetaco02's truck.
04-16-2004, 06:58 AM
<font color="blue">I'd go with 3" from the get go. 2.5" may work but someday you want more http://www.CustomTacos.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif, plus the 3" looks better anyhow. It's a very minor difference...</font>
04-16-2004, 09:37 AM
32's will clear fine with only 2.5", but as the others said, go with 3". If you are concerned about backspacing then get 3.75" bacspacing. That's what I am running and I have a 3" cornfed lift and am running 33x12.50 Xterrains on 15x8 Eagle 118's with 3.75" backspacing and I do not rub unless I am turned at full lock and flexing the front suspension good on a trail. I am putting a 2" body lift on this weekend (hopefully) to help eliminate the rubbing completely. Go 3" and run 32's and you'll be fine. Here's some pics of my truck with the 3" cornfed lift and running 31x10.50's. No chance of rubbing them. http://community.webshots.com/album/125579452EGlAWF
04-16-2004, 09:10 PM
Thanx for all the input. I was convinced about the 3" lift. Just sent cornfed my cash and got the 3" spacers, pc aals, and bilstein 5100s. Now just waitin and trying do decide if I wanna do all the installation myself. Any ideas on the man hours I'll be puttin in to lift myself? I here a lot of people say its worth the cash to not mess with the coil compressor and if that's the case should I just go ahead and let them throw on the aals?
04-16-2004, 09:14 PM
AAL's are way easy dude....the rear is a lot easier than the front....but since u're not compressing the coils yourself, it shouldn't take too long...my guess is around 2 hours by yourself....
04-16-2004, 10:31 PM
Here's a link with a writeup on a 2.5" Cornfed spacer install and reall ProComp AAL's. http://www.tacomaterritory.com/~faqsection/content/liftinst/liftinst.htm
where are you located? just make a post and someone is bound to be near you and will help you. shoot, if you're in socal ill even give you a hand. i wont be much help, but its better with two people!
04-17-2004, 01:16 AM
Appreciate the info guys. Prolly gonna just try and go for the self install. We'll see though. I'm actually in Flagstaff, Az, but will prolly have to head down to Tucson and try to enlist the help of some friends down there. Still gotta wait for the parts anyway so I have some time to figure it out.
04-17-2004, 10:36 AM
hit up TTORA for some help in AZ. and I highly recommend doing the AAL with two people. It makes things go so much easier. And you needed to go with the 3" lift because as time and wear and tear on the truck occur, your springs will start to sag. Then when you go to put on a new set of 32's, they will rub and you will remember why you should have gotten the 3". Good call on the 3" from the get go!
04-19-2004, 10:34 AM
Some local ttora members might eb able to help ya out. If you give me enough advance notice I can help . You'd just need to be able to come down to the valley. ALSO, I rec. taking out the strut assemblies and having a shop install the spacers. Trust me, coil compressors suck balls!
04-19-2004, 11:30 AM
Thanx for the offer to help out with the install. I appreciate it. I'll let you know if I need to take you up on the offer, but I think I got a couple of friends to help out already. As far as the spacers go, should cost me me about $30 to have a shop install? Any place I should go in particular, or does it matter?
04-19-2004, 11:45 AM
About $30-$40 depending on the shop. Any decent shop with a wall mounted strut coil compressor will do. You might have to explain to them what the spacers are/do and where they go. Some of the older guys have no clue WTF coil spacers are. But trust me, having a shop do it will save you time and hassle.