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post #11 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2002, 11:26 PM
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Re: Lift and Tire size question

damn diggin, your truck is tiny! so small that i cant even see it [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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post #12 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2002, 09:05 AM
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Ooops, my bad. Too quick on the mouse.

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Re: Lift and Tire size question

diggin_pig,

what about 10" rims with 4" backspacing? i was always under the impression that 12.5" wide tires on 10" rims offered better handling than on 8" rims, although I have seen people run the 8" rims.

and when you mention rubbing, do you mean on the actual fender or the control arm? if you could email ([email protected]) me a pic of your rig, that would be great.

also, does a 3" lift involve anything with steering geometry or the driveshaft angle? I had a 2000 wrangler lifted 4" and I had to drop the transfer case, even after installing a slip yoke eliminator... and install a longer drop pitman arm.

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Re: Lift and Tire size question

The dropped pitman arm isn't really needed with a 3" lift on something with wider axles like a FS truck, the geometry just isn't affected as much, although you ~might~ experience a little bump steer if the angle becomes too great. The driveshafts/t-case shouldn't be a problem either. The SWB Jeep you lifted had a driveshaft the length of a Ram's front link bars and any change in ride ht was gonna cause vibration. The wheelbase of a full size truck lets you get away with alot more lift than on our tiny Jeeps.


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