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Old 06-17-2005, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Low lift + trimmed fenders = Bigger tires

I have a 85 4runner and I finally saved enough to get 35'' or 36'' tires. I don't really have enough money for a lift big enough to clear them. I am a fan of cut fenders and I think people who aren't fans are wussies.
I was just looking for info on people who have cut their fenders, what type of lift, if any used. ANd What tire size these mods allowed.
I was personally thinking about buying 3'' lift and trimming whatever needs it. WOuld this clear 35's or 36's
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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shouldnt take much i have 33's no lift on an 85 runner with just a little triming but i dont flex it hard either
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check the last 3 pages in my buildup thread in my sig and while your at Marlins BBS, find CTENG. He's running 35" boggers on factory springs on a 85 runner. He did just lift it recently but he ran it stock for awhile.
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I agree - should not take too much, I have somewhere around 6" of lift on my 4Runner and am runnign 38.5's, and could run 39.5's if I wanted.

I think I had around 4.5" on my 90 truck and was running 35x16 boggers.

Never cut a single fender on either one - but I did move the front axle forward 2-3" on both of them.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I ran 35s on my IFS rig with less than 2 inches of lift, and 1 inch of body lift.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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83 short bed, 2" lift, trimmed fenders. Fits 35x16x15 Boggers easily. If I moved my axle forward (rear springs up front) and cut into my firewall, etc. I could fit 38s with 1 more inch of lift. Not that I want to churn 38s on Toy axles though...




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Old 06-18-2005, 12:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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App. 4-5" lift,axle forward 4.5" 39.5's.Still needs a few things to get it on the trail so im not sure if it will rub.
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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good info, Gtxracer and vortectoy..Your toyotas are very sexy.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I run about 3.5" of lift via AP 2" springs with thier hangers & shackles. Axle is 2" forward, 1-1.5" of trimming on front fenders. As much trimming as possible on bed while still having the use of my gas tank filler neck in its stock location, and the fenderwells are still intact. 37" MTRS with MEGA scrub radius (2.5" BS 15x8's and 1.5" Spacers) and i only rub a little on the battery tray and at the firewall. BTW proper bumpstop location is key to making this work. I have aprox 1.75" of free spacer between bumpstops and Ubolt flip plates on the front. And No bumpstops in rear.


http://nowhitefenders.com/jack_hamme...lley_oct_1.htm

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App. 4-5" lift,axle forward 4.5" 39.5's.Still needs a few things to get it on the trail so im not sure if it will rub.
nice rig , any buildup pics?
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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nice rig , any buildup pics?
Thanks,I have lots of pics but have not had time to do any kind of write up.
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should be able to go no lift...and fit 44's

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i got some lift and 39.5 on my runner.



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App. 4-5" lift,axle forward 4.5" 39.5's.Still needs a few things to get it on the trail so im not sure if it will rub.
Lookin' kick ass man.

How long until we can go try it out?
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Vortec toy or max volume, HOw did you move your front axle foward? do you just have to drill a hole through your springs?
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i got some lift and 39.5 on my runner.



how do you like the stock front spring hangers? is your caster messed up, do you drive it on the street? and what springs do you have rears up front?
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Vortec toy or max volume, HOw did you move your front axle foward? do you just have to drill a hole through your springs?
Rear springs up front,hanger moved forward,redrilled pirch.
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Lookin' kick ass man.

How long until we can go try it out?
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I clear 35"s on my IFS runner with a 2" body lift and longer rear shackles to level the body. It took a little fender massaging with a BFH (just the welded flange).
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On my '81 I've got 3" All Pro springs in the AP hanger which moved the axle moved foward about 1.5" I'm also using 1" shackles. I'm running 36" Iroks and clear my fire wall okay. I running a flat bed but I imagine with a bed it'd be okay. Balance your spring and shackle lift so your pinion angle doesn't suck.

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Old 06-19-2005, 07:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Rear springs up front,hanger moved forward,redrilled pirch.
how did you move your hanger foward? Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't your hangers on the most foward point of the truck. ALso on the rear springs up front, I've read the other post on here, and those confused me cause every one was talking about changing their spring packs. Can't you just unbolt your rear springs and slap them up front?
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shouldnt take much i have 33's no lift on an 85 runner with just a little triming but i dont flex it hard either
Where the tires rubs???
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App. 4-5" lift,axle forward 4.5" 39.5's.Still needs a few things to get it on the trail so im not sure if it will rub.



Nice build.......
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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83 short bed, 2" lift, trimmed fenders. Fits 35x16x15 Boggers easily. If I moved my axle forward (rear springs up front) and cut into my firewall, etc. I could fit 38s with 1 more inch of lift. Not that I want to churn 38s on Toy axles though...




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damn, that looks just like my truck...im glad to know i dont have to lift it to much to run 35's. just a little more trimmin and im golden. what gears are you runnin?

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