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Advice request for a NOOBIE.

Hi,

I need some help. :confused:

What to work with...



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2004 Tacoma PreRunner Ext Cab 4banger/auto - Stock.
Currently factory 265/70/16s and steel rims.
Daily driver.

I would like to run 33" 12.50 BFG MT/KM... But really as big as possible without changing gearing.

How do I get there?

It will still be a daily driver with some light excursions off road in mudd, usually dry, in Louisiana with some runs in MS, AL, FL and an occasional run
in the sand (once maybe twice a year) in Panama City Beach, FL...

Not hardcore offroading... offroad looks ;)

thanks in advace :D
packoo
New Orleans, LA
 

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First, if you intend to wheel your truck in the mud you'll need, or you'll soon learn that you'll want a 4x4. Pre-runners suck in mud. They're OK in the dry stuff but in mud they sink. Next with a 4 banger I would avoid 33's unless you are willing to re-gear. Really you have to re-think about how much time and money you want to spend, and what type of wheeling you want to do in a 2x4. If you just want a good looker, that's cool, but let me tell you from experience if you intend to do any sort of real wheeling you'll want to save your money on the tires and lift and go get a 4x4. For a cheap lift to fit 33's look at Fabtech or ProComp suspenions. You could go even cheaper with spacers, but I don't think 33x12.5 will fit with any spacer kit out there. For the rear get blocks or new rear leaf pack. There so many options out there you'll have to do a little more research and decide what's best for you. Sorry! ;)
 

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since your going for mostly looks, I would get a combination between a suspension and a bodylift. althought bodylifts are not recomended for people who do fast paced offroading, it doesn't sound like you are going to be doing that.

if I were you...to fit 33's....and not kill your wallet...this is what I would do

get a 3" complete lift (Spacers in the front, shackles/add a leafs/blocks in the rear--I would suggest shackles). then do a 2" bodylift. that will put you at 5" and should allow you to clear 33's. but like mentioned above. with 33's and a 4 banger you will probably feel a loss in power.

not including the money for new tires and wheels, this is a very inexpensive way to get you the look you want and clear bigger tires.

you might notice a difference in your ride, however, with the new spacers. they tend to ride a little stiff.

I have a coilover lift up front with shackles in the rear, which allows me to fit 32" tires. the ride is great and I am very happy with it offroad. I had wanted to clear 33's at one point and even had a bodylift ready to be installed. but I decided not to because I didn't have the knowledge to install it myself (be ready for 400ish for instalation on a BL if you can't do it yourself). like mentioned above there are so many options. you just need to know what your willing to sacrafice (power from the bigger tires, stiffness of the ride, etc.)
 

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My offroading is dirt roads, top of levee's, spillway stuff... Just trying to get out of the way of people to do some fishin and shootin practice...

I would really like to get the biggest tires i can without much rubbing...

hope that clears up what my intentions are...

basicly, LOOKS :)
 

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LOL stay out of the Spillway with a prerunner!!! Unless you are just trail riding on the dry stuff out there, ...if you are going anywhere near the pits get a 4X4 and some serious meats...i have seen enourmous full size trucks with 44" tires get swallowed up out there...makes for a good time though...if you jsut doing levee riding and dirt roads don't worry about it, just listen to these guys for advice to clear thoes 33's.
 
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