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Old 04-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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Is your tailget step useless with 37's?

I'm trying to narrow down my options for a 2015. I plan to lift it about 2-3 inches and put 37's on it. Will the tailgate step be too high to use? Thanks in advance. Anyone have pictures maybe or a height with a tape measure?
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:31 AM
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I have 4" lift on 35s. I use the ball and the pole to get in the bed. Step is a little to high to be practical. I'm 5'10" for reference.

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:34 AM
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OK, maybe I should think about the AMP Bedstep since I'm sorter than you
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I like the tailgate step, but I deleted the pole. I find the tailgate step more useful now after adding the 6 inch lift. It would probably be more useful with a 10 inch lift as climbing straight up from the tailgate requires more effort.
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I'm trying to narrow down my options for a 2015. I plan to lift it about 2-3 inches and put 37's on it. Will the tailgate step be too high to use? Thanks in advance. Anyone have pictures maybe or a height with a tape measure?
You're gonna need more than 2-3" of lift to clear the 37's...even on stock rims. 4.5" is the minimum recommended lift and that requires trimming still to tuck 37's on most conservative rims.

That being said the tailgate step should still be usable if you're 6'+ pretty easily
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I run 37s on 3.5 inch ready lift and factory 20s. My tailgate step still works fine for me, but i'm 6'2". You can run 37s on factory rims with 3.5 kit but you will rub on radius arms at full lock. I didnt have to do any trimming at all.
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:10 AM
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Step still works for me, I'm 6' 3"
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You're gonna need more than 2-3" of lift to clear the 37's...even on stock rims. 4.5" is the minimum recommended lift and that requires trimming still to tuck 37's on most conservative rims.

That being said the tailgate step should still be usable if you're 6'+ pretty easily
Not true... I had them on with just a leveling kit w/ stock wheels though.
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I have 6" lift on 37" tires and don't have much of a problem using the tailgate step. I am 5'10" and just use the pole for a little help.
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Not true... I had them on with just a leveling kit w/ stock wheels though.
Maybe I should have said won't fit without significant rubbing. It will absolutely be rubbing on a 13.5" width tire on stock rims without 4.5" or more lift. I know this because my 35x12.50's rub on stock rims.
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