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3310.5 minimal lift
« on: Oct 01, 2019, 07:53:35 PM »
Hi everyone, I've been thinking of upgrading my tires and differentials, starting the new year. I'm looking at a 2inch OME lift kit ( for my 86 22r carb pickup w/ ifs. While running Detroit softlocker (5:29 from Northwest offroad). I'll be running 33in x 10.5 general grabber tires. Will I need the marlin crawler wheel spacers with this set up? I'm only the second owner, the first babied it, I'd still like it to be presentable but a utilitarian 4WD at the same time. I do a lot of off roading in Stanislaus national forest up to Tahoe area. She has a fresh engine I rebuilt 16,000miles ago. 240k miles on a pristine chassis.
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Re: 3310.5 minimal lift
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2019, 09:40:48 AM »
33's with the lift you are looking at will likely take more to clear them than just the lift, will likely have to beat down.cut off the body seam along teh firewall, and massage the lower firewall section near the front body mount a little.

The 2" torsion bar/spring lift really isn't the best approach for ride, unless you are also going be running a winch bumper and winch, the larger torsion bars usually stiffen the ride.

If you are not planning on running 35's anytime soon, I would suggest just going with 32's and 4.88's.  You wont need to do anymore than the body seam and firewall adjustment above to clear 32's, and the 4.88's will be just a little over geared for the 32's, which will help pulling the mountain passes.

Another option for 2" of lift would be a 2" body lift.  A lot of people don't care for them, but when done right, and kept minimal, they can be beneficial.
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Re: 3310.5 minimal lift
« Reply #2 on: Oct 02, 2019, 04:07:16 PM »
A 33 x 10.5 on the stock aluminum rim of the year (15x7 15mm offset) doesn't need much lift at all.

The rear should just fit inside the wheel wells and the front may or may not have a rub with stock heights (some people do, some don't)
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Re: 3310.5 minimal lift
« Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2019, 09:09:23 PM »
My 95 4runner with bone stock suspension and 33x10x15s.  Hardly any trimming at all to achieve zero rub. Didn't touch torsion bars and took to mcr last year. Performed flawlessly
The key is keep the stock offset wheels.
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Re: 3310.5 minimal lift
« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2019, 05:16:05 PM »
I'm clearing 35's with the OME springs and longer shackles on my 87' 4runner with a solid-axle-swap. they rub a bit at full stuff but only if I need to turn more than half the way.
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Re: 3310.5 minimal lift
« Reply #5 on: Oct 15, 2019, 01:53:34 PM »
Thank you everyone for the input, I'll definitely keep an eye out for the stock older sr5 wheels to keep the stock offset. Also, yes I'm planning on a winch bumper here shortly after the torsion bar upgrade. I want to turn her into a sleeper lightweight overlander. No RTT, just a canvas tent for classic camping, my cast iron set, recovery gear and tools. Also looking into rear disc brake conversions. Any advice for an intermediate offroader would help a bunch.
Thank you again guys I've learned a lot since joining the group!


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