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Will 4 inch lift work with 36x15.50R20's with -44 offset?

Hello,
I have a 2012 f-350 Srw ec/lb,
I'm trying to find out if I can run 36x15.50R20 Mickey Thompson's, on 12 inch wide Bmf -44 offset rims on a 4 inch lift kit?
I already have the tires, that's why I'm Asking.
Now, the reason for the inquiry on such a small lift is because I run commercial plowing in the winter, blade (western wideout, just shy of 900lbs) goes on November 1, and doesn't come off until April 1.This also steers me from the 4-link systems because of clearance loss or possible damage to traction bars. Maybe it sits high enough I shouldn't worry about it?
During the summer i do a lot of driving, all city, about 3500-5000 kms a month, I have a cap on the truck and need to be able to reach the top to place ladders there 4-8 times a day. I am 6'0 tall so it should be ok...

I can simply put stock tires and rims in during plow season, but my main concern is, will the tires hit the frame during full lock turns? I don't off-road for mud holes, usually just to get to the cut down trees, maybe drag a few trees to the road etc
I do some towing, the most so far was about 15,000lbs of scrap metal...

Obviously there's a few things to consider, I appreciate any and all input!
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not likely with that offset and 15.5s considering you also add weight to the front end.
But you can always cut and space to make it fit.

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not likely with that offset and 15.5s considering you also add weight to the front end.
But you can always cut and space to make it fit.
Thanks for your response,
I have no issue cutting plastic, I just don't want to cut frame obviously.
I'll run stock tires in the winter while plowing, but don't want to lose 40% steering capabilities due to tire rub lol

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Your focus points will be the corner of the bumper and the cab at the bottom of the fender

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Your focus points will be the corner of the bumper and the cab at the bottom of the fender
Sounds like it could be done with a sawzall and a grinder?

Do you think the stress of plowing will destroy the lift components?

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I can't honestly say I would do it, but I'm sure someone here has first hand experience

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I can't honestly say I would do it, but I'm sure someone here has first hand experience
Fair enough.
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No way thats going fit. I have -44 offset wheels with 37x13.5s and have had to cut and trim a lot to fit under 8" without rubbing. Your talking less lift and much wider tire, there is no way that will work. Even if you ran 35x12.5s on those wheels you would have issues at 4" lift, but much closer to plausable.

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No way thats going fit. I have -44 offset wheels with 37x13.5s and have had to cut and trim a lot to fit under 8" without rubbing. Your talking less lift and much wider tire, there is no way that will work. Even if you ran 35x12.5s on those wheels you would have issues at 4" lift, but much closer to plausable.
Thanks for your input jetjock
8 inches of lift!?
Holy...
That's tough for my uses of the truck.
If I did 6" lift with spring lift rear instead of blocks, do you think that would help reduce axle torque and damage?

I've had big trucks, but never encountered these kind of drivetrain hitches.

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I would just drop your aspirations to a 35" tire. Mount it on a 11-12" wide wheel with your -44 (you must be looking at XD wheels?) and it will look much wider then your used to seeing then on a 10" wheel. Then you could do 4" lift and you will still need to trim

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