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Anyone out there running 42's on 4" of lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Paxx

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    Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Like the question says /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I always have this thing where I start planning my project and then what I was gonna use (39.5) starts seeming like it just won't be big enough. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Anyways, I would like to fit 42's but I want to stay as close to 4" as possible. Has anyone done it? I like the look of heavily cut fenders anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Pics are good too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    ~Max
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    i think with zero body lift and just 4" the inner fenders might have to go in addition to some fender from the top of the wheel wells, but Im not 100" sure. I have 5" of susp + 1" of body lift and about as much fender trimming as one can do while leaving the tops of the wheel wells/fenders intact and 39.5s fit. Pics in webshots.

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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    I think that even if you move the axle forward and hack the hell out of your body, the tires will still hit the cab. You simply need more lift than that for a tire that big.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    I'm running 42's and 6" of lift, although I havent installed the front fenders back on...

    I do plan to move my front axle forward using the other factory bolt holes.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Yup, I know something about that. It works good if you get the rest of the clearances cut up, like approach, departure, rockers, etc.
    With leaves, you'll need to move the axle forward and will probably want to look at running a skinny wheel combo with decent backspacing (5" or so) and you'll probably need to make sure the firewall is smooth since you'll probably rub it.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Yes it is possible. I have ranchos 4" and 1" bodylift, inner fenders gone. Axle 2" forward. The wheels are about 8,5" wide with some 4" BS (custom made). Pics in my gallery.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    I have 12" suspension lift with 2" body with 44" swampers and they are still too close, going to bushwacker cut out flares.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Hmm... well I guess that I'll probably be going back to the 39.5 tires /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif I really don't want more than 4" for a lift and the modifications sound like a little much for the 42's. It was a nice idea while it lasted though /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Guess I'll stick with the tried and true.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

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    I have 12" suspension lift with 2" body with 44" swampers and they are still too close, going to bushwacker cut out flares.

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    you just need to cut your fenders. I could fit 44s on mine with 9" with no problems.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Ya,thought about that but around here the troopers look for any reason to muck with you.(wheels out past the fenders)so I need flares to cover the swampers
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Isn't it illegal to have a truck that tall? In Illinois your tires can stick out as far as you want...but I'm over the height limit so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    6" and 44s

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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Thats a pimp truck man ^^^^^
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Mall poser.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    got any other pics of the K5 w/44's in the day light
    and maybe how much fender removal was needed
    I have 6inch w/37's and need more tire /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    unless you get a real dickhead they won't say much if you have a 'secondary bumper close to mandated heights.In ohio they go by g.v.w to set the heights for the bumper.we usally have a 4" round tube bumper under the main one to make them happy. a couple of bolts holding them on so once offroad off they come.
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Yeah I'm gonna do that too if my new front bumper isn't low enough. Our law is 27/29 on bumpers unless you buy class D plates and then it's unlimited, but they're $200 a year!
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    Thats what I am going to next- 150.00 here but it is worth it.plus no emissions testing
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

    I got 42s on 15x8 steels (4.25 BS) with the front axle moved forward 2" and 4" BDS front springs. I have no fenders and the core support is cut so not much help there. But the tires rub pretty firmly on the steering box and I had to shave the firewall smooth plus drive it back about 1" or so, but it no longer rubs there...
     
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    Re: Anyone out there running 42\'s on 4\" of lift?

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    Yeah I'm gonna do that too if my new front bumper isn't low enough. Our law is 27/29 on bumpers unless you buy class D plates and then it's unlimited, but they're $200 a year!

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    http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/cft/truckfees.html

    Check out this site, while it only really applies to IL... Class D plates are reserved for trucks between 8000-12000#. Last time I checked, even a fully loaded & caged K5 w/1 tons, AND big tires MIGHT top the scales at 7000#. Regardless what it actually weighs, the state will classify it based on its VIN code as a 1/2 truck. Good luck.

    It would also appear (at least to me) that these plates will cost nearly $500 for one years service. THATS EXTREME.

    BTW - here's the Ohio site...

    http://www.state.oh.us/odps/division/bmv/Reg_Fees.html

    IT states that the cost is declared based on vehicle weight as well... however, they clearly make mention of the 3/4-1ton classification in the same page! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Sorry to burst everyone's bubble... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    -Dan
     

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