GX470 Wheel/Tire/Lift Picture Combination Thread (5 Viewers)

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  • Kenda RT 35x10.5r17
  • ALPHAequipt Foxtrox 17x7.5" wheels
  • Factory 4Runner TRD Pro Fox IBP shocks (begging for mercy with all the weight)
  • Dobinson 749V rear springs
  • Icon 650lb 13" front springs
  • 2" top hat spacer lift in front
  • JBA HD UCAs
  • SPC Jounceshock hydraulic bumps on all 4 corners, front jounce shafts extended to compensate for the top hate spacers
  • 1/2" body lift
  • DRT Fab CMR
Doesn't rub on pavement but has way more clearance than I thought. Need to flex it out after I rebuild my UBJs. May lengthen the rear links to push the axle back some but tires will swing rearward under compression so may not have to.

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New to the offroad community here and just picked up 35s for my GX. Did you have to regear for this lift and tire setup?
 

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New to the offroad community here and just picked up 35s for my GX. Did you have to regear for this lift and tire setup?
@COQP Welcome! It seems you've fallen into the mod trap!

No you don't have to re gear but it might drive like slug 0-60 compared to stock and you wont have the same torque in low range but it will still be fine for cruising on highway...but be prepared for your MPG's to drop to like 12ish-15ish city/hwy...it will go back up if you re gear though.

You'll deff also need to do a body mount chop to not rub at full lock of the wheel on u-turns, etc. and also hammer flat the pinch weld behind the inner fender wall as much as possible to not rub the wheel well at full flex on rockier/tougher trails.

I'm running 34" MT Toyo's, factory gx rims + 1.25in spacers w/ stock gears - my 0-60 pickup is sluggish but not bothersome and I had to do all of those things to not rub so chances are you will too especially if you will be running spacers or a wider rim which you'll have to do for 35's unless you want to squeeze them on the stock rim, but ideally you'd have something 8" or wider.

Once you do those things and get it properly offroad you'll see relatively quickly where it rubs most and what needs more attention from your hammer, grinder etc!
 
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Toyotec 2.0 front with 700# spring
Toytec 2.0 rear with OME 895
285/70r17 Cooper ST Maxx
17x8.5 AEV XR Salta +5mm offset

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@COQP Welcome! It seems you've fallen into the mod trap!

No you don't have to re gear but it might drive like slug 0-60 compared to stock and you wont have the same torque in low range but it will still be fine for cruising on highway...but be prepared for your MPG's to drop to like 12ish-15ish city/hwy...it will go back up if you re gear though.

You'll deff also need to do a body mount chop to not rub at full lock of the wheel on u-turns, etc. and also hammer flat the pinch weld behind the inner fender wall as much as possible to not rub the wheel well at full flex on rockier/tougher trails.

I'm running 34" MT Toyo's, factory gx rims + 1.25in spacers w/ stock gears - my 0-60 pickup is sluggish but not bothersome and I had to do all of those things to not rub so chances are you will too especially if you will be running spacers or a wider rim which you'll have to do for 35's unless you want to squeeze them on the stock rim, but ideally you'd have something 8" or wider.

Once you do those things and get it properly offroad you'll see relatively quickly where it rubs most and what needs more attention from your hammer, grinder etc!
I am already looking forward to it! I picked it up last May for a great price and knew I wanted to turn it into a project before I even had the keys lol! I am prepared for all the trimming and chopping, but there isnt too much I could find on how the stock gears hold up.

Thanks for the reply!
 
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They are actually 4th gen 4runner steps. Fits perfectly and seems to have higher clearance than OEMs.

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Not sure if this info is somewhere else in this forum, but I couldn’t find in my searching, so wanted to post here in case it’s helpful for someone else:

I moved from stock GX470 side steps to the 4th gen 4Runner steps yesterday and I gained 0.75” of clearance. So not much actual, but a bit and they sure do look sleeker than the stock boards.
 

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2007 with BP51's all the way around. The wheels are FN 6shooters with 295/70R17 STT Pros. I also have Spidertrax 1.25 inch spacers all the way around.

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