Hey, this is my first thread i have started but i need some help. I am going to be lifting my tacoma this summer. I was planning on doing a 3" body lift on it. I was going to run it on 33x12.50x15 bfg at. My truck has a 2.7L 4 cyl engine in it, and i was wondering if anyone knew if i need to change the gearing. If i do need to change it, what should I be looking for and a ball-park price range to change it. Also I am going to be doing the lift myself and was wondering if anyone had any tips on any tricky parts to make eveything go just a little bit smoother. thanks a lot guys.
first off, it may help if u posted this in the correct spot. perhaps in the tech section instead of the classifieds since u ar not selling anything.
and to somewhat answer your question, most folks will say u will rub with 33's and only a 3" BL. i assume u would but i havnt personally ran that setup i wont say for sure. 33's with stock gearing depends on what gears u have and 5 sp. or auto. i ran 33's with a 2" bl and 3" suspension and sometimes rubbed offroad. had 3.58 stock gears, i left it that way for ~1.5 yrs and never got into 5th gear but i got by. after getting 4.88 gears the power was awsome, reved a lil high at high speeds but power was great. as far as the body lift install, just follow the instructions and keep a good eye out for any wires/hoses that may get caught or need relocated/rerouted. i had no issues with my 2" bl except the shifter hit the cab floor in 2nd, but nothing that either using the shifter extentions or a lil bending didnt take care of. i chose the bending route since i had no welder at the time to install extensions. hopefully this will shed a lil light on what u have to look forward to.
on a side note, u will get more ground clearance with a suspension lift. here is one that i have and is a common brand for this site, plus he is a member here... http://www.cornfedsuspension.com/