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Is there a proper way that I can run 33" tires with only an aftermarket adjustable coilover? Right now I am running a 3" Revtek spacer and, with some pinch weld modification, I fit the 33's fine. However, I would like to get a nice set of coilovers instead. I heard that coilovers are not to be used for a lift kit but just happen to raise your vehicle a couple of inches. Thanks for any help.

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Yep - you'll rub. A nice set of coilovers will allow your suspension to run though the full range of travel as it was intended. Depending on how much you preload them they won't rub as offten as say the stock suspension.
I did a 2" BL with stock suspension and clear 33" with a BS off 3.75".
I did have to do some triming on the back of the front fender plastic and the pinch weld but after that all is good.

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Is there a proper way that I can run 33" tires with only an aftermarket adjustable coilover? Right now I am running a 3" Revtek spacer and, with some pinch weld modification, I fit the 33's fine. However, I would like to get a nice set of coilovers instead. I heard that coilovers are not to be used for a lift kit but just happen to raise your vehicle a couple of inches. Thanks for any help.

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jbstrd, are you running 33x12.5x15's with only a 3" Revtek spacer and they don't rub? I find that hard to believe. I was under the impression that you need a 1"-3" body lift on top of that life to fit 33x12.5. I also thought that the only 33's you can fit on a 3" lift are the 33x10.5x15's because they are much narrower.
 

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Yeah, all that I have are 3" Revtek spacers with 33" Claw Radials. The only rubbing that I get is when I turn slightly and hit a bump. Then it hits the pinch weld a little, but not badly. If you don't mind a little rubbing and want to run 33's, find some rims with the proper Backspacing and your set. That is of course with the pinch weld mod and removal of the front mud flaps.
 

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jbstrd said:
Is there a proper way that I can run 33" tires with only an aftermarket adjustable coilover? Right now I am running a 3" Revtek spacer and, with some pinch weld modification, I fit the 33's fine. However, I would like to get a nice set of coilovers instead. I heard that coilovers are not to be used for a lift kit but just happen to raise your vehicle a couple of inches. Thanks for any help.

Jason
You can run a 33X10.5X15s on a stock 7" wheel with a pinch weld mod and more likely than not not rub. I don't think you can run a 12" wide tire with out a body lift and not rub though..... :welder:
 

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I am running an adjustable coil and my tires dont rub, Donahoes are the way to go. no pinch weld mod, no valance trrimming. At least not for me! I am rinning 15X8" withe 3 and 5/8" backspacing with 33X12.50's on em..
 

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Hell yeah i'm running 33x12.5 mt/r's w/ my fabtech coilovers cranked up(thanks manual hubs) and pinchweld etc. and i only rub on hard trails at full flex. Granted i have the 2.7 and a reg. cab so i'm lighter than some other guys.
 

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jbstrd said:
Is there a proper way that I can run 33" tires with only an aftermarket adjustable coilover? Right now I am running a 3" Revtek spacer and, with some pinch weld modification, I fit the 33's fine. However, I would like to get a nice set of coilovers instead. I heard that coilovers are not to be used for a lift kit but just happen to raise your vehicle a couple of inches. Thanks for any help.

Jason
well sure, you can crank a set of coilovers up far enough but you'll lose most of the benifits of having them. the higher you crank them the rougher the ride will get. it is better to add a little body lift for tire clearance.
 

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Do you endorse moving the alignment forward to clear the back end of the fender? I've been meaning to try this....
 

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I have 33 x 12.50 Thornbirds on my Tacoma with 4.5 inches of lift, via 2.5" Cornbred and 2" BL. and they rub but most of that is b.c of the tire
 

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hornito said:
Do you endorse moving the alignment forward to clear the back end of the fender? I've been meaning to try this....
yes but the shop I've been going to lost their alignment guy and they haven't been able to figure my truck out since :( ...so I just rub.
 

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well sure, you can crank a set of coilovers up far enough but you'll lose most of the benifits of having them. the higher you crank them the rougher the ride will get. it is better to add a little body lift for tire clearance.
yeah if you do get the coilovers and cranked them up to 3"...you'll loose the benifits of them...it's a waste of 950 bucks IMHO...They are performance shocks not something you're trying to clear tires...like Kreg said...

but if you still want them just crank them at maybe 2.5 and get a 1" or 2" bl...might rub still...but don't take my word for it...haha...every truck is different...

if not...you might as well get a drop down bracket lift...than put some coilovers on there!!! a lot of $$$$...

hopes this helps a little..
 

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I just got back from a little test session today :)

Suspension is Camburg CRS 2.5" coil-over set at a 2.75" lift along with a set of our upper arms. The truck is a 2000 TRD Supercharged 4x4 Tacoma.

We run a 33" NITTO Mud Grappler. The tires do rub but they also help a ton with traction. A 31" tire would work the best a 32 would work very well and a 33" tire will rub. It will work but it will rub. I run them and they work great. But they will rub when you bottom out and turn. We also run Glassworks Unlimited Fiberglass fenders.

I hope this helps.

 

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kodiak said:
How do the cb boots looks with the coil overs cranked that high?
They last a while but I can deal with the boot changes :) It takes about 1 hour to change them. The truck works really well for what it is. (non long travel) A Long travel kit is on the way for this Tacoma :welder: :D
 

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jbstrd, are you running 33x12.5x15's with only a 3" Revtek spacer and they don't rub? I find that hard to believe. I was under the impression that you need a 1"-3" body lift on top of that life to fit 33x12.5. I also thought that the only 33's you can fit on a 3" lift are the 33x10.5x15's because they are much narrower.

YUP, it works, I have a similar set-up and have very little rubbing...but thinking of going the coilover route also...my truck rides stiff as hell!!! ALso, look into OME but youll need a body lift with that to...
 

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Thanks for the help, man. Sounds like I could run my 33's with a little rubbing if I got those coils and cranked them to 2.75" Do you have a front diff drop?

Thanks, Jason
 

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dougtrd said:
YUP, it works, I have a similar set-up and have very little rubbing...but thinking of going the coilover route also...my truck rides stiff as hell!!! ALso, look into OME but youll need a body lift with that to...
10-4 on needing the BL with the OME lift. the shocks and coils tend to flex quite a big more than the average coilover or spacer lift.
but...you can run 33x10.50s and have very minor rubbing with that lift even with the flex.
been there, done that...
 
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