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I know this post will get some critism, but who has 35's with IFS? I am interested in putting 35's on my IFS '92 truck, but think I may just stick with 33's so I'm not breakin' stuff all the time. Those of you who have or who did run this setup, what do you think? BTW, I'm not interested in hearing about SAS or that IFS sucks or in hearing any secondhand info. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/cool.gif" border="0">
 

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I have 38.5 SXs with Birfields!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Not quite as bad, but not good either. They have held up just fine with the truck sitting in my driveway <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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I guess this would be considered 2nd hand info, but it's still info for ya !!
a freind of mine wheels a 1988 4Runner with IFS,, he just swapped to 35" Big-O XTs,about 3 weeks ago,and has done the Rubicon, and Fordyce with them,, with no problems,(yet),, he used to have 33"s ,,and also has a Detroit in back, LocRite up front,529s and a 4.70 t-case,, he has only broke a right side idler arm,, and 1 inner front axle,(back with the 33s),, in like 3 years with some pretty hard lines on the trails ,he just dosnt have too much down travel,,,,,, and yes, a SAS is in the works for this winter, <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ 09-21-2001: Message edited by: webilt ]
 

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i had 35's with no problems and now have 37" SSR's.....heheh <IMG SRC="smilies/eyemouth.gif" border="0"> i KNOW shtuff is gonna be poppin soon <IMG SRC="smilies/rasta.gif" border="0"> SAS this winter if its bad, but i'll wheel the snot out of it and break it all up realy well b4 i SAS <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> go for it
 

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k, here's another question: When stuff DOES break, what WILL break (most common IFS breakage)? Idler arms, cv joints.....?
 

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I'm runnin' 33" TSL's which are about the same as a lot of others 35's. Locked F/R only broke 1 front axle this year, but I hate it so SAS is happenin' next month.
 

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Originally posted by Drew Persson:
<STRONG>If you have a dual-case you won't have any trouble.</STRONG>
I agree, I didnt have dual cases,but I did have a 4.7:1 Marlin gear set. I only wheeled the IFS for 6 mo. before the sas, but I didnt
break anything. That was on trails like Anaconda,Predator ect. I did bend the frame
where the ifs mounts back. I would run braces from the lower control arm mounts to the tranny crossmember like the trailmaster lifts have.
 

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I used 35" and 36" tires for several years with IFS. I did go through a few Idler Arms. Other than the obvious of limited travel, I didn't break anything else.
 

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Had my 35's on my '93 with IFS for years. Never broken anything in the front end...

And it does get wheeled..

(Rear end is a different story)...

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I ran three different sets of 35's on my 90'. BFG, Swamper, and Mickey Thompson. No problems so I went up to a 36 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> You'll never know until you try so go for it. Come on, Toyota IFS isn't that weak, not compared to others out there.
 

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<STRONG>I would run braces from the lower control arm mounts to the tranny crossmember like the trailmaster lifts have.</STRONG>
I have never seen this before, though it sounds like a good idea. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> Anybody have any pics of this?
 

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Here's another question for y'all: How did your trucks do on the street after you put on 35's? Was it a dog around town, or, if geared appropriately, somewhat the same as stock. Same question about braking.
 

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I had 35 14.50 Mickey's that are a Bias ply. They were terrible on the street. On the Interstates, I would get sucked into every rut. Fortunately those tires did not last long. I did have my gears changed when I went to 35s. With a gear change it drives like it were stock. 35x12.50 Radials behave very well. I had 36x17.50 Dick Cepek Fun Country tires for a while. Sides of being very heavy with low air pressure, they were really nice. I run and prefer the 35x12.50 General Grabbers. Excellent on the pavement and hold up well off road.
The gear change did make a huge difference!
 

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i broke an idler arm, and that was with 31s
 

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I've ran 35-inch SS Boggers, 35-inch Goodyear MT/Rs and I'm currently running 35 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws and no problems yet. The only problems I've had so far is bent IFS pieces from pounding on rocks.

The most commonly broken parts on lifted IFS trucks I would say are the CVs axles and idler arms. Aside from that and their crappy suspension travel they're fine.

I'm gear'd to 4.88s and around town it drives fine but with heavier tires like Boggers the truck doesn't respond as well on the freeway and takes it's time getting up to speed but I can still do 75 MPH in fifth so that's fine for me.
 

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Originally posted by crawlytoy:
<STRONG>Here's another question for y'all: How did your trucks do on the street after you put on 35's? Was it a dog around town, or, if geared appropriately, somewhat the same as stock. Same question about braking.</STRONG>
With my 35's I've re-geared to 5.29's and have no porbelms at highway speeds. Note engine is a V6 too though. Truck has been driven across the states and 2 road/wheeling trips up into Canada..

Keeping highway speeds it not an issue at all, only problem seems to come on big hills..
 

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lezz see the olden days. I ran 5.29's true-trac 75% limited 25% slip locker (sucked when you needed it it slipped) and tortions cranked two onches and a two inch body on an 86. ideler arms from hell just from driving or anything really. like 4 in 3years? wheeled the piss outa it in moab and had the last year a broken CV shaft on dumpbump (too much GO ) and potato salad inner shaft same shortside again too much GO. 35's freeway and a steering stabeliser no probs. Alignment on the otherhand..... <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG width=500 height=355 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Dump.JPG">
 
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