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Old 05-29-2012, 09:24 AM
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I need your advice/opinion

I will try to keep this as short as possible.

I am ready for a little lift/leveling, as well as new tires/wheels

I have my heart set on Goodyear Duratrac either:
315/75/16 on stock wheels or
325/65/18 on aftermarket 18's with a little offset, as little as possible.
I am worried about rub at lock.

Lift:

Rear: I have a long leaf I am going to add in the rear, will modify/cut to match the front. Not worried about ride quality, I want the added load capacity

Front: 2.5" Tuff country leveling kit(long leaf w/ mini pack), or 2.5" Rough country full leaf pack.

Any experience with a similar setup? Advice on wheel offset, lift, rubbing, etc. I know we are beating a dead horse here, but I have read on the web long enough to make my head spin and get more confused.

Thank you guys in advance

Justin
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:15 PM
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Put the 2.5" leveling kit on mine several years back and helper springs in the rear. I did not notice a change in ride quality. I have been running 285/75R16. Thinking about 295/75R16 BFG AT's in the future. I think the 315 will rub on the springs?
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:05 PM
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Ok guys quick update. I have narrowed down my plan.

Zone 2.5 leveling kit up front.
Rear will only be changed as necessary to match the front.

Wheels
Moto Metal 961's 18x9 with 5.71 backspacing and 18mm positive offset

Tires
Dura trac 295/65/18 basiclly 33x12

Anyone run something similar to this? I am worried about rubbing at lock and dont want to pull the trigger on any of this if its not gonna work right.

Help would be great

Justin
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Too much backspace, 4.5 is what you want
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Too much backspace, 4.5 is what you want
Thanks Bruce.
I am going with a MM961, it is a 18x10 with 4.56BS and -24mm offset.

Tire is still a Goodyear duratrac with 295/65/18

Boy I hope this is gonna work!
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I run a 18 x10 with -24 offset with 275/70/18 and get only a very slight rub on the bumper molding at full lock. The front has a 2" level kit on it.
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i got the Rc leafs, with 315/75 r 16 on my o4 and im pretty satisfied with it. mine doesnt rub at all unless im turning left....but its barley even noticable. if i could do it again i woulda got a deeper rim. the lift went on simply, just a tip do one side at a time. i went gun hoe on it and droped the whole axle down and the axle shifted over 4 inches. so just take your time and do one side at a time. the ride is just as good as stock. for the price point i couldnt beat it.
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