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I have a stock 95 4-runner and am interested in possibly lifting it to get 32's or 33's under it. What are some affordable options for this? I see many lifts for 95 trucks but not as much for the 4-runner. I am a novice at this, but can you use a truck lift for the 4-runner? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!
 

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you should check out 4x4wire.com
they have a lot of members with earlier trucks and 4runners. There is a 4runner suspension review too.

I recommend getting some 1.5" - 2" lift coil springs for the rear and you can simply crank up the torsion bars in the front or get some Swayaway torsion bars. Then get some new shocks and you should be able to fit 32's and maybe 33's
 

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jjb1981 said:
I have a stock 95 4-runner and am interested in possibly lifting it to get 32's or 33's under it. What are some affordable options for this? I see many lifts for 95 trucks but not as much for the 4-runner. I am a novice at this, but can you use a truck lift for the 4-runner? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!

I just put a RB 3" b/l on my 95 4Runner and it would clear 32's with no problem right now. I wouldn't advise cranking the torsion bars because it will ride real rough. I would go with the longer rear springs and do a 1.5 inch balljoint lift in the front(this is what I am doing next).

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When? Let's get cutting!
I've been getting the motor stuff done this week. I get the heads back this Friday, trying to get it ready for install. I leave Sun. for 2 weeks to VA. for work. When I get back I want to try to get the susp. lift done(no torsions) because I am tired of looking at the sagging rear(stands out more with the B/L).

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Yeah cranking torsion bars isn't a great way to lift it will get you there but are going to really hate it on a rough road. I had a 86 4x4 with torsion bars cranked and shackles in the back cleared 33x12.50 no problem but rode rough. check www.allprooffroad.com
 

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How tall do you want to go? 32's will fit with no lift. The might rub a tiny bit, offroad. For 33's, I'd go with Land Cruiser coils in the rear and 1.5" Balljoint spacers in front. That should do ya just fine, and if you need to, you can do a 1or 2 inch body lift. Check out www.yotatech.com if you haven't, that's where most of us 4Runner geeks hang out :D And remember that you're probably going to want to regear with 33's...the 3.0 doesn't need any help being slow...
 

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would you email me some pics?
I am looking for a 90 4runner
good luck!!!
 

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I have a '95 4Runner with the Procomp 4 inch lift. I fit 33x12.50 BFG's with no rubbing. I am thinking about downsizing to 32x11.50's next time I buy tires though, for better gas mileage.
 

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What year did they change the front suspension to be like the tacoma. I want one with the same setup as a tacoma in the front. Whats the earliest year they did this?
 

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What year did they change the front suspension to be like the tacoma. I want one with the same setup as a tacoma in the front. Whats the earliest year they did this?
3rd Gen. 1996-02 (you also get the 3.4 vs. the 3.0).

Some consider 99-00 the best, 00 was the last year for both the 5-speed & the e-locker.

1999 the 4Runner got slight improvements: multi-reflector headlamps, fat-lip bumper (better collision performance), heated mirrors, revised center console with better cupholders.

The 2000 had revised springs that give less ground clearance (less rollover liability). 1999+ limiteds have "multi-mode 4wd" which has a full-time 4wd option (open center diff), but still lets you lock the center diff (which functions same as taco 4wd)--this new multimode 4wd became standard on all 2001+ (along with the demise of the locker and 5-speed).

1999 may be better if you're going to keep it stock...If you're going to lift it at all then consider either a 1999 or 2000.

(some info gleaned from Yotatech... it's a good source for 4Runner info)
 

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I'd get a 99 ideally...96-2000 would be great too. Just make sure the one you get doesn't have VSC. There's no way to fully turn it off. I THINK it only came on 2001+.
 

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jjb1981 said:
I have a stock 95 4-runner and am interested in possibly lifting it to get 32's or 33's under it. What are some affordable options for this? I see many lifts for 95 trucks but not as much for the 4-runner. I am a novice at this, but can you use a truck lift for the 4-runner? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!
Then there's this:

 
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