I hate to be that guy, but....

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Atomic Diesel, May 8, 2020.

  1. Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    AD Jr as some of you know has an 18 SR5 DCLB in that really pretty blue that I couldn’t find when I bought my 17 ORDCLB. Anyway, he is sprucing it up some and has questions. Current sitrep-
    1. He bought the sharp black 17 inch 4 Runner factory wheels
    2. He bought this lift: https://www.rogue-offroad.com/product-p/tacostage1.5.htm

    I’m pretty sure he’ll have the fender clearance for 285s, but ya reckon he’ll clear the ball joints? Should he consider a spacer behind those wheels?

    Many thanks in advance
     
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I looked around for a couple of minutes trying to find the backspacing of the wheel you're talking about... not certain but, most of the 5th gen 4-Runner wheels appear to have a 4.5" backspacing in the link down there... ... so I'd say they're good to go as is... I had 285 and a 4.5 bs on my 2010, my current wheels have 4.25 with lots of clearance, Clarence...
    https://trail4runner.com/trd-5th-gen-4runner-wheels/
     
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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    Thanks Crawdad
     
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  5. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    How did it go?
     
  6. OP
    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    IMG_4238.jpg
    Original rear
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    Grind and/or cut out the rivet and remove the rear clip
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    Front clip on the leaf pack- drill and tap 8mmx 1.25 to mount the parking brake cable clamp
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    Rear complete
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    Strut Tamer= Life Saver
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    Viola!

    Apologies for limited pics of the front work, it went so smoothly that I didn’t bother taking pictures. AD Jr is grinning ear to ear, and old AD is fighting back the jealousy
     
  7. 17toytacoma

    17toytacoma Active Member

    Any rubbing with that set up?
     
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  8. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    That looks like it has to be rubbing.
     
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  9. tooter

    tooter Well-Known Member

    cool deal for junior! he has a nice looking truck! that blue is pretty sweet.
     
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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    No rubbing on flat ground, little rub if turning in a bump. Exploring options now. May have to drop from a 285/75 to a 285/70
     
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  11. 17toytacoma

    17toytacoma Active Member

    Keep us updated
     
  12. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Looks great AD! Good work.
     
  13. Taco_Tuesday

    Taco_Tuesday Well-Known Member

    Same for me after the 1.25 spacers. Slight rub at full lock. I'm just gonna go with a hybrid clearance bumper.
     
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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

  15. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    I’m checking the couch cushions for change now so I can do the same to mine. I’ll probably do 285/70s though for just a little more clearance.
     
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  17. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Your wifes name is AD?
     
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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    LOL, no. The silver is mine, the blue is AD,Jrs
     
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  19. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    Sorry, once again my terrible attempt at humor failed.
     
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  20. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    LOL! I got you humor-back Martin.
     
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    Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    LOL I totally missed it
     
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