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What do you think about my lift/tire combo now?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I just took these pictures - brrr it's cold and raining.
    I have the 36" TSL radials mounted. The lift is 6".
    My wife thinks it still leaves too much space in the wheelwell.
    What do you guys think? They replaced my 33" tires.
    Here's the pics I just took:

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    And here it was on the 33's (for reference):
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    -- Mike
     
  2. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    You need some 37x13 boggers bro.
    LoL, but yea, looks good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looks great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    looking good mike /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    My wife thinks it still leaves too much space in the wheelwell.

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    Listen to your wife...and go buy some 40's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    It looks good with the 36's, I think the low lift big tire thing is getting common enough that smaller tires on a low lift almost look funny. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Rene
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Some reason it looks small. There is a truck at school like yours with 6" and 35x12.5 mud terrains and it looks really good. For some reason at least in the pictures you tires look narrow to me and almost a little too small. Functionality wise I bet they are just right though so weigh it out. And hey if you go that route, when the 40s show up at the door and your wife flips about the money just say, well honey you said they were too small!
     
  7. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe it's because it's a long bed...

    They are 36-12.5-15s. I liked the 36-14.5-15s too, but they are about $75 more - each. No thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif


    Rene, I may go the 40" route eventually. I just hope I get my money's worth out of them...mmmm...new tires smell good....

    -- Mike
     
  8. HarryH3

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    brrr it's cold and raining.

    [/ QUOTE ] Ha! It doesn't get cold in Houston! The current temp here is a balmy 24 degrees, after an overnight low of 10. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    BTW, the new treads look great! But they ain't big enough for all the lift you've got. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  9. sled_dog

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    Yeha i know what you mean, I was actually planning on puting the exact same tires on my K5(may still) but then I got the itch to get a new fourwheeler and well money can't be split both ways.
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Looks sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  11. Z3PR

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    That looks good to me. How about when it's flexed out, any rubbage ??? I'd even do some fender trimming on it now. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. TX Mudder

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    any rubbage ???

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    Ha, none so far but I don't get a lot of flex with it sitting in the driveway.

    I'm working on the shocks now - it's not wearing any. I have the ford shock tower for the front and 55willy's shock kit for the rear. Also, a Doetsch Tech 8403 shock for each wheel. I just need to get it all on.
    Once I have the shocks on, I can't help but think the front fender may need a little grooming...
    -- Mike
     
  13. jekbrown

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    i must agree with the wife... get 39.5s. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
  14. Seventy4Blazer

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    where can i get a majic color change bed like that?

    i wish they made paint like that... it would be cool...
    anyway, tires look good. ya need to give me your 6 inch springs for my 4 inch springs and get theese folks to shadup bout the lift to tall for tires thing....

    grant
     
  15. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    where can i get a majic color change bed like that?

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    At the hardware store, for $2.24 a can. Krylon black /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    I want to paint the whole truck orange, but my money always goes to functional stuff vs. appearance stuff, and since the cab was already black...
    -- Mike
     
  16. Beast388

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    Lookin' good!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  17. BOWTIE

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    i like it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    now you just need to get it dirty.. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  18. bigbluek20

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    Tires definitely aren't big enough, I can still tell you are trying to hide a Dodge behind the truck /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Seriously, nice. I just upped the anty from 4" to 6" and cannot wait to get some new meats on... the 33's are diminutive /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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