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Am I Messing Up????

Originally, I was going to go with the Icon 7" lift and 37" tires, but the wife decided that she liked the 34' Eclipse Attitude fifth wheel toy hauler versus the 27' bumper pull. So now, I was thinking about going with an Icon 4.5 with 37" tires or should I stay with 35" tires.? I just think the 35's look too small. Am I messing up with the F350 gears and pulling, mileage, height for the fifth wheel, ect. Anybody, have pics handy of the Icon 4.5 with 37's? Any help or advise is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to mess this up. Thanks in advance. -VH
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what gears do you have in the truck? 37s for a 34' toy hauler is gonna be tough on the trans

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I would say sticking with a 35" tire will give you a wider selection of tires, especially the E rated tires. Your truck will still look aggressive with a 35 I would think.

Plus you will gain a little bit better fuel mileage over the 37s. And I bet the 37s will cost a touch more...I dont have any experience in a 5th wheel hitch but on like a gooseneck, I would occassionally have to adjust our 24ft aluminum cattle trailer neck when I used my old dodge over my dads ford. There was about 5 inches difference in ball height between the two. What I am saying is if the height isnt adjusted for size it will have an unlevel pitch to it. I know you will be the only one hauling it, but is it adjustable?

Last thing I can throw in, how much say does the wife really have in all of this? Is the just under 2 inches, with different tire, really worth it. I am not trying to sway you in any way at all, but I think the 35 will be a better tire and still look plenty aggressive and meet all your needs.....

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I don't have an icon lift, but I do have a 4.5" lift. When I was choosing my lift and tires I also thought that 35's would look too small and wanted to go with 37's. I ended up going with the 35's and let me tell you that to me it's perfect. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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I pull a 36' 5th wheel toy hauler and will not lift my truck. I've got my camper axles as high as they will go and I still drag the rear of my camper often. Plus it will put more weight on the rear axle/tires.
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Originally, I was going to go with the Icon 7" lift and 37" tires, but the wife decided that she liked the 34' Eclipse Attitude fifth wheel toy hauler versus the 27' bumper pull. So now, I was thinking about going with an Icon 4.5 with 37" tires or should I stay with 35" tires.? I just think the 35's look too small. Am I messing up with the F350 gears and pulling, mileage, height for the fifth wheel, ect. Anybody, have pics handy of the Icon 4.5 with 37's? Any help or advise is greatly appreciated. Just don't want to mess this up. Thanks in advance. -VH

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Thats my truck with the icon 4.5 and 35s. With the 37s it rubs with the icon kit. The place that put my lift on test fitted with 37s but since it rubbed I went with the 35s.
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Go with 35" if only a 4.5" lift. I got a 4" lift with 35"
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Thats my truck with the icon 4.5 and 35s. With the 37s it rubs with the icon kit. The place that put my lift on test fitted with 37s but since it rubbed I went with the 35s.
what backspacing / offset is that?

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