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Old 03-24-2010, 07:25 AM
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2005 Ex Lift

I have recently bought a new 2005 Ex for my wife. I am looking to put a small lift on it. (2''-4'') I was hoping I could get some insight on recommended lifts and tire sizes. Prices and links to websites are appreciated. I have the factory 16" wheels and don't plan to change those quite yet.

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Welcome to the ORG! I would contact the guys at TruckToyz. They are ORG sponsors and have ALWAYS taken great care of me.
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4 inch on 35's is a desireable lift tire combo like the truck in m sig its on (33's) but here is a pic of my old truck 4 inch lift on 35's on stock wheels
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Yep, we have a few choices to get some altitude under your stock X.


Do you have a particular tire size in mind that you want to run? i.e. 33s or 35s?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:23 AM
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Yep, we have a few choices to get some altitude under your stock X.


Do you have a particular tire size in mind that you want to run? i.e. 33s or 35s?
I'm not quite sure. It needs to be small enough that my 5'5" wife doesn't have any problems getting in and out of it, but I want it to be big enough to have a little attitude. Also, I don't know how big of a tire I can run on the stock 16" wheels and keep it from rubbing. Please give me any advice you might have.

Tex
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:53 AM
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With the stock wheels you'll want to stick with something in the 285mm or 295mm width to avoid rubbing.

You could do a 2" lift and some 285/65R16s.
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I found some nice wheels that I like but I am not sure that the tire and wheel combo will work with a 2.5'' leveling kit. I want to put some 315/75/16 tires on a set of 16x10 wheels. Does anyone know if this will fit without rubbing. Thanks for the help.

If anybody has pictures of a similar setup, it would be appreciated.

Tex
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I've got almost that exact same setup on mine with what I believe is a 4" lift. Bought the truck like this though.

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I would recommend the 3.5" Spring Hanger kit from Fabtech. I have it on mine, it's not that extreme, but it does give it a tough look. I run 325 65 18's on a 4.61 BS wheel with no rub at full lock. I chose this combo as I have a family including a newborn. The wife loves the truck. I added the bilsteins and the ride and road manners are amazing.
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