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Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by The Eradicator, Nov 26, 2017.
Nice work! Especially on the left rear of that bed!
I was going to run 33s on my '80 pickup but you have me leaning towards 35s again. Do you hit your steering box/pitman arm with the tires at all?
More wheeling photos!
At street pressure, there is just a bit of rub on the pitman arm and steering box at full lock. Once aired down to 12 psi, I don't notice any rubbing. I did grind down the sharp corner of the stop on the box to prevent it from cutting the tire. KM2s have a pretty smooth outer tread block, so a little rub isn't as big of a deal as it would be with more aggressive outer tread (ex. trepadors). If needed, you could always gain some clearance with different backspacing.
That dam looks like a cool play spot.
Tried this on my stock 85 with a set of 35 in treps on stock new taco steelies and spacers. I was all into the steering box turning to the right. No bueno.
that truck looks great and appears to preform well too!
I really like the soft top and truck tailgate. When you say it shaves 4" off the rear how do you mean? Just overall thickness? I guess this is what allows a high bumper mounting thus a better departure angle. I like it. Seems better than a bob'd rear and lose of cargo space.
The 4" clearance gain I was referring to is the height of the bottom of the tailgate. The bottom of stock 4Runner tailgate was 31" off the ground. The pickup tailgate is at 35".
Before and after showing the removed sheet metal:
The issue with most 4Runner rear bumpers is that the brackets have to dip down from the frame in order to clear the body. As a result, the mounting is usually weak. With the pickup tailgate, the bumper can come straight off of the frame. Sometime this summer I plan on building a simple, high clearance bumper with an easily removable bike carrier swingout.
Question regarding factory build & specs - I recently picked up a set of Toyota Original wheels - see picture below. Has anyone run KO2 LT 215/75? Will they fit? The wheels themselves need to be cleared - Going to bring them and see if they spin correctly with dents