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Would it fit well?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guest, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. guest

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    OK i have my 38x14.50 super swamper tsl/sx's sitting in my garage now. but Im trying to decide how big of a lift is going to be appropriate for them. I was thinkin 6 inch super lift springs front and back. Would this be enough for the most flex with the 38s and some fender triming? And I was wondering with a 6" lift, do i have to lower my t-case or Get a Cv style rear drive shaft or what?


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    Alright 6" and 38s will be a bit more than just some fender trimming. Won't be as crazy as some around here. Lowering tcase wouldn't hurt and as far as the CV rear shaft, if your pinion angle is good it shouldn't be a neccessity. What axles are you running?
     
  3. guest

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    im runing a 14ff in the back and im in the process of putting in a dana 60 in the front right now. So a 6" and 38's isnt gonna work well? What about a 6' and some 36's? Cause i can still trade my friend back for some 36's( he works for a tire shop)
     
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    well 36s would fit with very small trimming but 38s wouldn't be horrible. Don't want to hack to heck? I'd go 38s but as I always say, thats me. With d60 and 14 bolt I would find it hard not to keep the 38s. Like I said it would take a fair bit of trimming but its worth it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Wouldn't as much as my 5" lift and 39.5s though.
     
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    I have no problem with doing monstor cutting, with it all cut out and the 6 inch lift, would i get good flex?
     
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    Flex depends on a lot of things....Have you looked into TC EZ rides?
     
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    I'd go with Tough Countrys(www.offroaddesign.com) or BDS springs over Superlifts, they will flex better and be nice with the 38s. Sometimes I wish I went with 6" springs over my 4" BDSs, but I didn't plan on going to 39.5s when I got my springs.
     
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    get some 6" tuff country springs for the front and buy some 3" rear springs and add a shackle flip. this will give you the best flex for a relitively cheap investment. remember that the dana 60 will add 1" of lift to your front end. you won't have to trim too much to get those 38s to fit. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i have less than 6" of lift and 39.5s fit. its all about trimming.

    j
     
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    running 6" Lift and new 42's.

    I did the yunit cut. Don't be afraid...its only sheetmetal.

    Hack the Bitch!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    running 6" Lift and new 42's.

    I did the yunit cut. Don't be afraid...its only sheetmetal.

    Hack the Bitch!

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    Ditto, 6 inches of lift and soon to be 42s. The less sheet metal, the less you spend in paint and less your truck will rust. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    and the less it weighs /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Ive got 6 inches (spring front, shackle flip in back) and 38x15.5 dirt grips. I made the mistake of putting on bushwackers. The bushwackers get really good traction on trees you drive by, and dirt and rocks when your off camber. Just do some inventive cutting and youll be fine. Im going to have to pull the wackers and retrim mine as well.
     

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