Raising up an 80 (1 Viewer)

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Another newbie question: Just noticed that I have only 8" clearance at the muffler on my stock '94 80-series LC. Someone posted some nice shots of an armoring option for the muffler, but here's my question: What are my options (less-expensive ones first) for giving myself a bit more clearance?

I've got some good big stock Michelins (size unstated here). I love the truck, and we'll be taking it into the Mojave and nearby points exclusively. No rock-crawling anytime soon, though.I've got a Tacoma PreRunner, so I'm used to some better clearance, but it don't have 4WD. And it ain't an LC.
 

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Assuming your running stock 31" tires from factory, you can buy 33" tires and that will raise up your cruiser a couple of inches... Technically you can run 33" tires with a stock 80 series cruiser/suspension....
 

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larger tires (assuming you buy 5 so you'll have a spare to rotate in) will likely cost over $1000 once you're out the door.

a OME 2.5" lift will run just under $800 + shipping. If you install it yourself, I think this would be the least expensive way to get more clearance.

If you're really concerned about clearance, I'd spend the money on sliders and a transfer case skid plate first. If you're going to hit your exhaust, you won't be far from hitting your T-case and rocker panels.
 
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I just plasma off my entire muffler right before I hit the Starbucks aggressive spots. Been hit with a few rolling noise ordinance violations, but hey could be worse .. I could have actually gone in and blown $23.97 on a Venti Caramel Macchiato and date square. :eek:



TY


PS: Don't let anyone laugh at your 31's. Not with the price of gas ..
 
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You just get wierder by the day T Y. :D

Actually going from 31's to 33's only nets you 1 inch of clearance. Half that tire is above the axle. :idea: LOL

Ive smashed my share of mufflers. *most* actually take quite a beating before they start to leak. My buddies explorer muffler looked like it had been floating through an asteroid field for a couple hundred years, but didnt leak at all. I would worry about your rocker's, or smashing the hell out of your front or rear bumper on inclines/decents.

I would go with a mild lift, but if thats out of your price range, the 33's are a good start.
 

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