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Old 06-22-2007, 08:48 AM
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Going up a couple inches

Ok so my 02 has a 3.5" Fabtech hanger kit on it that can only run 33" tires. What would be the easiest/cheapest/best way to get enough clearance to run 35"s??
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I have a Skyjacker lift on my truck and clear 35's with no problems at all. Heck I could put on 37s and fit easy, but might scunch the fender in a turn if I bottom out off roading! Search the web, and there are some great deals on lifting our trucks easy! Most budget kits come with new front springs, rear springs/blocks hardware and shocks. A good 4 inch kit and you can clear 35's with no problem.
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:57 AM
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If you get the right tire you can run 35's. You might have to cut the fender lining but 35's should fit.
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I have 35s on mine with the same lift. I had to use the superlift bumper spacer to get it to work.
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Trim the bottom front of the bumper and your good to go!
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Ok so my 02 has a 3.5" Fabtech hanger kit on it that can only run 33" tires. What would be the easiest/cheapest/best way to get enough clearance to run 35"s??
i am running the same fabtech kit and i fit 315's 75 R17 with very little rubbing at full turn... i would say you can fit them no problem..
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Ok so my 02 has a 3.5" Fabtech hanger kit on it that can only run 33" tires. What would be the easiest/cheapest/best way to get enough clearance to run 35"s??
Put the 35's on and drive it. If anything hit take a sawzall and grinder to it. That is the easiest/cheapest/best way and if you are careful with the sawzall and grinder you can make it look good. I had another early 99 that I switched between 35x15.50x16.5's and 37x12.50's and had no lift on it what-so-ever. It did have x-code springs which should equal the lift you have.
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