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35's on an 86 1/2 ton

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tshane, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Tshane

    Tshane 1/2 ton status

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    35\'s on an 86 1/2 ton

    What size lift do i need for 35" tires....i'm not sure if i'm going to go with 12.5 or 15. I just dont want it flexing and hitting the fenders /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. K5Dan

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    Re: 35\'s on an 86 1/2 ton

    are you opposed to fender trimming?
     
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    Re: 35\'s on an 86 1/2 ton

    personally I'd go with the 6 inch lift
     
  4. jekbrown

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    Re: 35\'s on an 86 1/2 ton

    if you dont want to trim: 6"

    if you can stand trimming and want to save $ go with 4" of lift. When you go 6" all kinds of things are more likely to be problems (driveshaft, steering, tcase dropping etc).

    fender trimming really is the key. I chopped mine and with 5" of lift I can run 39.5s. If I didnt trim the fenders at all it would prolly take 8-10" of lift to fit the same tires.

    j
     
  5. blwnbwtie

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    Re: 35\'s on an 86 1/2 ton

    im running a 4" lift with 35s, all you need to do is take a hammer to the corners of the fender well and you only get minor rubbing nothing really serious. but if you dont want to beat on your fenders and want no rubbing at all go with the 6" lift
     

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