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Old 08-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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91 pickup lift and tire sizes

I've got a 1991 Toyota pickup extended cab with the normal size bed and I purchased a 3 inch body lift kit. That lifts the body from the frame using 3 inch lift blocks that mount between the frame and body. First off I wanted to ask is this style lift okay/pretty good like how do you guys feel on how the truck will look after the lift. My dad had said it will create a three inch gap at the bumpers and the body and will look funny. Second. I am using 31x10 inch tires at the moment. The rims I believe are 15s I was wondering after the lift what would be a reccomended tire size to make the truck look pretty mean 4x4 style but still semi practical for driving or will my current wheels look pretty decent still or too puny after the lift. Let's know what your guys thoughts are. Thank you
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:11 AM   #2
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The body lift will create weak points and crack the sheet metal in the area of the body mounts, your dad is correct it will make a 3 in gap between the frame and body as well as your bumpers. I personally did a 1 1/2" torsion bar tweak on the front and installed helper springs on the rear. Trucks sits higher, looks good and I currently have 33x9.50 R15 tires on the truck with no issues.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Check out my pics. I have a 3" BL on with 31x10.50x15's on it. Im currently waiting until these burn up to get 33's but the body lift will work fine. Some people like them some hate them. I just opted not to do a torsion bar crank because doing that will put alot of added stress on the T-bar and other suspension components. And Sometimes can give you problems later on down the line and possibly be changing out parts frequently. But do what you can afford and what makes you happy. There are enough people on here that will be willing to help you out. Let me know if you need any pics or advice installing the BL.
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If properly installed, there should be no gaps with a body lift, bumpers can be raised, wheel well gap liners are available, etc:
- http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/...tml#Aesthetics

Should be able to fit 33s with that lift, some 33x10.50 tires will fit nicely on the stock rims:
- http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/...it.shtml#FAQ10
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Right on man. Your pix convinced me to go ahead with the lift. I'll do the same and keep my tires until they go out and grab some bigger. I was going to ask. Does your truck sit level or is the rear slightly higher because my truck now sits higher in the rear and I'm not too sure if it already has had some work done to raise just the rear. I'm going to check it out a little better this weekend when I start on my lift
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I have a 3inch body lift on my 90 ext cab.My kit came with radiator drop brackets,bumper raisin brackets,and a steering extension.I ran it for like two weeks on the 31s it didn't look bad by no means at all.I purchased some 33x12.5s and it give the truck a really mean stance and looks really good.
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Right on man. Your pix convinced me to go ahead with the lift. I'll do the same and keep my tires until they go out and grab some bigger. I was going to ask. Does your truck sit level or is the rear slightly higher because my truck now sits higher in the rear and I'm not too sure if it already has had some work done to raise just the rear. I'm going to check it out a little better this weekend when I start on my lift

The rear sits slightly higher because I installed an add a leaf because of a little sag. But it really doesnt sit that much higher in the back. I say go for it man. Ill help any way I can.
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Here it is sitting next to a stock ranger.
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Here is was before the lift.
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Let me know if theres anything else I can help with
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