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Old 05-13-2012, 07:00 PM
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Have a 6" (I think) lift, want 8"

I think I have a 6" lift on my '05 f350 but am looking for 2" more to clear my tires better.
I have 37"x14" Nittos on a 18x12 rim and it rubs at full lock and while turning going over a large bump./

What's the best option/cost effective? I would prefer to not buy a new track bar or springs, but I do need new shocks sooner or later.
I've trimmed the crap out of my liners and it still bugs me

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:04 PM
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Depends how is your truck lifted? What is in the front and rear for suspension lift?

When I went from 6 to 8" I needed (not including leaf springs, drop pitmann arm and bracket)
-Extended brake lines
-New shocks
-Adjustable trac bar
-Had to drop rear drive shaft
-Had to extend front drive shaft
-Diff breather hose

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:04 PM
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Gah, seems cheaper and easier to downsize the tire width...
My lift is springs up front and looks like blocks in rear. I bought it this way
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:20 PM
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What tires you running?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:18 PM
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LT355/65R18 Nitto Terra grapplers.
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LT355/65R18 Nitto Terra grapplers.
Whats your backspacing on your rims if you know?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:27 PM
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that looks more like a 4"
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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that looks more like a 4"
Never seen the "I think I have". Probably why I'm confused on your tires rubbing. Can you confirm it's 6"?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 PM
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I said I bought it with it on, and that's what I told it was. If you can tell me how to check then let me know.
Rims are -44 offset

I also found it weird that 37's were rubbing as I had 35x12.5 on a stock e99 and it rubbed minor.
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It may be since his tires are 14" wide... I have a 6" lift and with my tires and I get a very very very slight rub on full lock and a bump. But my tires are only 12.5" wide..
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