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Old 07-12-2007, 08:13 AM
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To lift or not and how high?

Who makes a decent and cheap 4" lift for my truck (details in sig) I think I've decided between the 4 and the 6 I want to run 35's should I just do the leveling kit and do 35's? what do yall think?
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:46 AM
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I have built several lifted vehicles and one thing I have always ran into is thought that I should of went bigger to begin with. If you decide to go with the 6" and 35s you can always setup to a 37 in the future if you want to.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:44 PM
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The thing about tire fitment with a lift kit is, when a company tells you it will fit 37's with a 6 inch kit, that is usually on a narrow rim. I live in Power Stroke Central. If it aint a Power Stroke it aint a truck around here. So I have seen many combinations.

If you want to run 35's on an 17x8 wheel, they are going to rub a little with a leveling kit

If you want to run 35's on a 10 wide, you need a 4 inch lift.

If you want to run a mild 35 (such as a BFG A/T) on a 12 wide a 4 inch will work.

But if you wanna be pimp and run 12 wides with 35x13.50's you are gonna need a 6 inch kit.

Now then 36x15.50's on a 12 wide require an 8 inch lift.

But a 37x12.50 on a 8 wide will fit under a 6 inch kit.

So how much lift you need, has a lot more to do with how wide you wanna be rather than how tall, that is until you get above 36's.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:48 PM
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right I understand that I just want to be a little bit bigger than stock. My buddy has a 6.5" lift and 37's and I dont want to be that big so I figured 35's and a 4" lift would be a nice in the middle size. As far as rims I want to keep my lariat rims I love the way they look and I have seen a PSD with a 4" lift 35's on my lariat wheels and loved the way it looked I just dont know what his set up was. I know I will be limited by the wheels to how wide of a tire I can go but I dont want a really wide tire I just want it to look proportional and good. What do yall suggest?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:16 PM
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:burnout 14 wides and 33x16.50s
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:20 PM
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here is a picture of what i want it to look like these are 35" nitto terragrapplers on the lariat rims with a 4" lift

What do you guys think?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:46 PM
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looks good, 4' is all i got with 315 size tires..the nittos or toyo's will be my next selection of tires oh yeah BFG a/t also.
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looks good, 4' is all i got with 315 size tires..the nittos or toyo's will be my next selection of tires oh yeah BFG a/t also.
Thats what I will be going with then I like the way your truck looks both trucks look just about like what I want!
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oh yeah, my lift is pro comp, if you can get the nicer or upgraded double front shock hoops, looks so much COOLER!!!! and prob rides better.......LOL
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:56 PM
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I have been thinking about the same thing for my truck... to lift or not to lift... I as well only want 4" and 35's if I do indeed decide to lift. However I've heard lots of bad things about lifting and problems that can occur down the road...

I was wondering how wide I could go on my stock rims without rubbing as well, make it look a little better. right now I have 235/85/r16. on the same rim (7 inch I think) I figure I should be able to fit a 265/85/r16 without any problems... 285 i was questioning, would I have to go 285/75/r16??? anybody have the awnser to this (without lifting)
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