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So my name is chris. I have neen into the whole rice racer thing for a long time but now I decided to sell my civic and I went and bought a 2013 4.6 mag grey tundra 4x4 double cab. I mever keep my vehicles stock. I like to add my own flavor and really make it mine. So I dont know much about lifts but I want to get a nice lift and wheels. I probably wont do much offroading. Things I need help with are-

-whats a good 6" lift?

- I want to run 35" tires....good brand?

-I really like the fuel hostage rims. Looking at getting them in 20" is it possible to have a nice size, maybe 4" offset?

- will I have to regear my transmission? Or have to do amy other modification than putting the lift on?

- also how much with my mpg be affected.? Sticker says I get 14mpg city currently

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............go get the 5.7
there is no comparison for the $ invested.
then look at all of the things you want to do.
 

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If you go for the 35" tires you definitely want to re-gear with the 4.6
 

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Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your Tundra. The mods you are thinking of doing will affect your mpg and power. Unfortunately, the power decrease is more noticeable in a 4.6 than than in a 5.7, hence the comments about 5.7. But if you don't go to extremes, you should be okay. 4.6 is pretty powerful engine.
 
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I think with the 4.6 I would opt for a 3/1 level, your Fuel wheels of choice, and some A/T tires. What's nice is the Tundra already rides pretty high. Then you can debadge, color match stuff, fool around with the BHLM, rear sway bar, Tonnu-Cover, blah blah blah....

Congrats on the truck. If the six inch is a must, the Pro-Comp lift if installed at a 4Wheel Parts comes with a warranty on drivetrain. That's enticing for sure.

If you go with a 35, regear for sure. 4.88 is probably the best bet to get some pep back and retain a bit of decent gas mileage.
 

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^^^ This.

Welcome to the forum
 
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The 4.6L will be just fine if you level it and maybe go up one tire size. If you want a 6" lift and 35" tires, you have two options: 1) spend $1800 in parts/labor to regear, or 2) go get a 5.7L.

I have a 4.6L leveled with 33" DuraTracs and I can definitely feel the performance hit when climbing the mountain passes. With stock all-terrain tires, the truck has plenty of power. Don't get me wrong, it's not a slug with 33s, but it keeps downshifting to utilize higher RPMs. I can't imagine running 35s on the 4.6L with stock gears.

Congrats on your new Tundra and welcome to TT
 
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My 4.6 downshifts to 4th on a number of hills with stock tires. I don't mind (much) as it turns nice and slow on flat ground. 1,600rpm or so at 60-65mph. I'm thinking taller tires for the OP means either a regearing or not using 6th until going much faster.

OP, do you have the tow package? IIRC it's 3.9:1 non-tow, and 4.1:1 for tow on the 4.6's. I'd think a 5.7 with tow package is better for you, since it'll have reasonably deep gearing, 4.3:1's. OTOH, if you're not towing, and you're aiming for tall tires, then it's likely you wanted even deeper, in which case it's a moot point.
 
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