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post #1 of 4 Old 10-07-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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HELP - Lift or level for 35's on 07

Been looking around the site, which is awesome, and I'm concerned about what it takes to clear 35x12.50's on factory 20's. I hear some say they fit stock, which I can see happening. However, I have a cattleguard bumper w/ a 12K Warn. This makes me question the leveling kits ability to keep from rubbing, it will be used of road a bunch, bouncing, pulling, climbing, etc.. I really like the ICON 2.5" & Bilstein 2.25" kits (nicer price). I want to keep the it under 4" if possible, without having to trim or worry bout rubbing. Any currernt/past experiences, pics, words of wisdom...
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With the factory 20s the Icon 2.5" will clear them fine. If you think you may go with an aftermarket set of wheels in the future, in the 10" wide variety you will want to start with a 4-4.5" lift now to ensure that the aftermarket wheels will clear in the future.
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If I do decide to ditch the factory 20's, which I am seriously considering, I would definitely drop down to 17x8 or 9 rim due to tire cost and availabilty of size. Love the Swamper SSR's in either a 35x10.50 or the 35x12.50, just worried about the outer lugs rubbing, especiallly with all the bouncing around off-road. I'm in a pickle cause I already have to TOYO MT's but really love my swampers. I could probably sell the 20's & TOYO's and get new rims w/ tires for close to the same price, plus I have another set of 35x14.50/16 boggers I need to get rid of.....

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FYI, not all aftermarket 17s are going to clear your brake calipers. Some will hit and not allow you to mount the wheel without the use of spacers.

If you offroad hard I'd probably do a 4-4.5" lift if you want to be sure not to have any issues.


Although SSRs run small from what I've seen and a 10.50 wide tire shouldn't cause any issues under a 2.5".
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