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Biggest tire with a 4" lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m1ndless, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    I am doing a 4" suspension lift, is 33 X 12.5 as big as I can go, or can I do 35's? I can cut fenders if need be..
     
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    I have a 4" lift with 36 12.5 15 TSL Radials with minior fender triming. and thats at full flex.
     
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    heres a phrase you will prolly hear a lot, do a search.

    there is also a thread thats been made a sticky thats made up of lots of pics of rigs with different size lifts and tires.

    if you search you will find plenty of guys on here running 40" and bigger tires on a 4inch lift. it all depends on how much your willing to chop.
     
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    Hmm, thanks. When you say minor, what does that mean exactly? Pics? I really want 35's
     
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    You will fit 35's fine, I had 35's on mine stock and they didn't rub, i'm sure if it would have been flexed too much then it would, but it was only rolling on them.
     
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    For 4" and 35s you would prolly need to cut the "fang" on the front of the fender and cut the rear back at an angle just to keep the tire out of it. That would be minor trimming.

    I run 4" saggy lift and 37s and I cut enough to have to remove my inner fenders:D .

    I plan on maybe a 1" bodylift, new body mounts and 56s in the front then I will go with 42s:D . Low and big for me

    Ira
     
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    mount the 35's on 8inch rims,if and when you crash the rear of front fenders you'll know how much to to trim:hack:
     
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    good question. the amount of fender you'll have to trim will really depend on what you're gonna do with the rig. if it's just a cruiser, not much. if you're gonna use it as a crawler. a little more. i say if you want 35's , get them and start trimming until you're satisfied with the clearance you have.
     
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    Its going to be for towing my quad out to the lake, minor wheelin' no rock crawling or anything. Maybe a little romping and donuts in the mud, but nothing tooooo crazy.
     
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    sounds cool. scroll up and take a look at the sticky. it shows countless rigs with different lift sizes and tire combos. you'll find one with a 4" lift and 35's.
     
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    i'm considering the exact same upgrades, soon. i decided 33x12.5 is better for me than 35x12.5 because...

    -less stress on drivetrain (i'm running 10-bolts, so i'm careful about that)
    -33=1" lift (over my 31s) 35=2" lift. one extra inch? big deal.
    -33 won't make the engine feel as gutless 35 could.
    -cost of tires
    -mpg (yeah i know, not a huge difference, but i have to drive a looooong way to wheel)
    -truck can flex farther and turn tighter offroad with smaller tires

    35s look little better, but mine is no mall crawler, so i'm after function without having to drop the money on a 14bff and a d60, for now.

    my $.02
     
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    These are 37" MTRs on 17x8 Allied beadlocks. The lift is a 4" superlift with Bushwhacker flares.

    The flares allows me to cut about 3" out of the front and rear of each fender well. (nice since it was mostly rust anyway:wink1: ) Nice option if you want it to look clean and uncut. Plus the flares hide my air saw skills:eek1:


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    I am running 4" lift and 35x12.50. Had to trim the front to keep from rubbing but the rear doesnt need it. Here is probably the best pic I have where you can see the trim job.

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    You could fit bigger (36 or 37) without a ton more trimming. Especially if you really arent going to flex it. I wish I had gone bigger.
     
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    4" susp. 3" body:o with 40's.... looking for 42's now.
     
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    I am thinking 35's is fine, what are good for highway and basic mudding / offroading? Baja Claws, Baja Radials?

    And Bow-Tie, are those rough country shocks?
     
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    Do a search on tire choices; there are a lot of threads out there dealing with what's a good tire for mud and street use. And those look like Skyjacker shocks to me; I've got the Skyjacker Hydro 7000's on my K5.
     
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    42s maybe 44's
     
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    Rough country shocks and a skyjacker steering stabilizer.
     
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    I run 37s

    I have a 4 inch lift on my blazer, it's not very flexy, but I run 37s on 17x9 inch dodge wheels and have very minimal rubbing(only time its rubbed is backing out of parking spaces with wheels cranked.)

    I am going to put a 1 inch body lift on it, and maybe some cut out flares as well, but for now it works great!
     

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