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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am seriously interested in raising my '98 4runner. i can probably find a
lift kit online somewhere, but should i extend my wheelbase 1st? i have SUV
paranoia, as i used to sit "on the ground" in my last two cars. most
recently a '95 eclipse, before that was a '91 CRX. once i raise it - i will
add mudders, same size as stock tires if necessary, but i would prefer
bigger. advice??? vendors????

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"gOdDeSs151" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I am seriously interested in raising my '98 4runner. i can probably find a
>lift kit online somewhere, but should i extend my wheelbase 1st? i have SUV
>paranoia, as i used to sit "on the ground" in my last two cars. most
>recently a '95 eclipse, before that was a '91 CRX. once i raise it - i will
>add mudders, same size as stock tires if necessary, but i would prefer
>bigger. advice??? vendors????
>
> --
> Later,
> Jen
>
> ^__^
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> ( 0 )
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Why do you wan to lift it? If its for offroading okay, on road, you will
ruin your trucks handling well and truely if ya lift it more than 1 1/2
inchs. Becomes to top heavy for general use Id say.

Stick in a 1 11/2 inch lift kit (suspention lift first) then add your
muddies, I prefer Cooper STT's, and then drive it for a while before you add
a body lift.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 03:31:41 GMT, "gOdDeSs151" <[email protected]>
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>I am seriously interested in raising my '98 4runner. i can probably find a
>lift kit online somewhere, but should i extend my wheelbase 1st? i have SUV
>paranoia, as i used to sit "on the ground" in my last two cars. most
>recently a '95 eclipse, before that was a '91 CRX. once i raise it - i will
>add mudders, same size as stock tires if necessary, but i would prefer
>bigger. advice??? vendors????



Geez, I wish I could lower my truck. A lower center of gravity makes
it more stable, plus much easier to load/unload.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Scotty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "gOdDeSs151" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I am seriously interested in raising my '98 4runner. i can probably find a
>>lift kit online somewhere, but should i extend my wheelbase 1st? i have
>>SUV paranoia, as i used to sit "on the ground" in my last two cars. most
>>recently a '95 eclipse, before that was a '91 CRX. once i raise it - i
>>will add mudders, same size as stock tires if necessary, but i would
>>prefer bigger. advice??? vendors????
>>
>> --
>> Later,
>> Jen
>>
>> ^__^
>> ( . . )
>> ( 0 )
>> /| || |\
>> (")(,,)(,,)(")
>>

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> Why do you wan to lift it? If its for offroading okay, on road, you will
> ruin your trucks handling well and truely if ya lift it more than 1 1/2
> inchs. Becomes to top heavy for general use Id say.
>
> Stick in a 1 11/2 inch lift kit (suspention lift first) then add your
> muddies, I prefer Cooper STT's, and then drive it for a while before you
> add a body lift.
>i just have this thing about actually using my running boards. right now,
>they're just in the way and make it awkward to climb into my truck. i have
>like a 33 or 34 inseam. i also like to offroad, and love the aggressive
>tread on mudders (can't hear the noise over my system anyway...). thank you
>for your suggestions, especially on tires!!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
for every 3 inch lift you should extend axle width (not wheelbase) by 1
inch per side to maintain the same COG.

lifting later generation runners becomes more and more difficult to do
right.

For street driving a lift does nothing and for looks a bodylift may be
a cheap alternative

Matt
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"L" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> for every 3 inch lift you should extend axle width (not wheelbase) by 1
> inch per side to maintain the same COG.
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> lifting later generation runners becomes more and more difficult to do
> right.
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> For street driving a lift does nothing and for looks a bodylift may be
> a cheap alternative
>
> Matt
>

EACH Lift?!?!?!? How high is your truck?
 
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