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Old 10-21-2012, 07:34 PM
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lift/ tire size options....

I leave for a deployment in a couple days and upon my return I am going to hunt for an 08-10 EXT cab FX4 short bed. I have done stupid amount of research but not certian on the lift yet just know I will go with with new leafs.

Here is the plan, 4.5" lift (coil/ or springs and 4 link) and the Hannemann fiberglass fenders and bedsides... I want to run 38-40's but not with a huge lift... I like the short fat look and believe this will work... I haven't taken any measurements but looking around I should be able to clear them...

I want to over build it so it will last and I can beat on it when I want and still go on the highway and around town... I know sounds ike an oxy moron.

Suggestions or recommendation?
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4.5" with 40's is pushing your luck

6" with 40's is more like it or even 8"
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Even with fiberglass 5" bulge bed and fenders?

I am not set on 40's just want to fit the largest tire possible. I am sure it will come down to test fitting after I decide the kit...

Just looking to see if any one has tried it.
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Even with fiberglass 5" bulge bed and fenders?

I am not set on 40's just want to fit the largest tire possible. I am sure it will come down to test fitting after I decide the kit...

Just looking to see if any one has tried it.
ya it will, maybe get all the fender stuff done then worry about the tires?
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I leave for a deployment in a couple days and upon my return I am going to hunt for an 08-10 EXT cab FX4 short bed. I have done stupid amount of research but not certian on the lift yet just know I will go with with new leafs.

Here is the plan, 4.5" lift (coil/ or springs and 4 link) and the Hannemann fiberglass fenders and bedsides... I want to run 38-40's but not with a huge lift... I like the short fat look and believe this will work... I haven't taken any measurements but looking around I should be able to clear them...

I want to over build it so it will last and I can beat on it when I want and still go on the highway and around town... I know sounds ike an oxy moron.

Suggestions or recommendation?
Since you can run 37's on these trucks with 4.5" of lift and stock fenders I would say that 38's or even 40's would be do-able. Stay away from silly wide/offset wheels and you should be fine.

Sounds a lot like a build that I am planning right now.
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So, I found this on a 6.0 and it is the EXACT same setup I want on a 6.4...
fiberglass bedsides??

With that, if I can get away with just a leveling kit, what is the absolute best for ride quality and beating on?

This is open to onions but not arguments, please and thank you.
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