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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

Ok, is it just me or does running 33's with a 4' lift seem a little pointless? It seems like every time I turn around there is another F-150 or Bronco runnig this setup and I just don't understand it. What reaaly did it for me is when Four Wheeler put this setup on thier project F-150... [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] I guess the reason I am saying all this is becuase right now I am running 33x12.50 Mud Terrains with 15x8 wheels with nothig but leveling coils. Not only does the truck look pretty good, there is PLENTY of clearance. I am just debating weather or not to run the 35's with a 4' lift since my truck can obviously handle 33's with no prob. Could my truck just be "big boned" and taking the larger tires better than most? Ill give a link to my SuperFord page which I will update with the new pics of the truck. Tell me what yall think

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Ok, the link works, so yall check it out.
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

I think the truck looks awsome with the 2" and 33s. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Do they rub the radius arms at full lock with the 8" wheels?
I think its dumb to put small tires with a big lift. I ran 35s with a body lift on an 83 f150. fit fine. You could probally fit 35s with a 2" bodylift ontop of the level coils.
How did your springs ride? I had some on my ranger and i took them off & put spacers on b/c they were too stiff. I thik tehy were for a plow theough. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

They rub at full lock, yes, and when going over speedbumps and stuff.

The springs are AWESOME...made such a ride quality difference. People say brand makes all the difference in the world...Rancho makes a good product.

Thanks for the feedback. Ive been batling myself for months on whether or not to lift the truck. Ill porlly go with the 4' and 35's now
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

Today I saw another truck...4' suspension and 3' body running 38's. If he can run 38's with the extra body lift I dont see why I couldnt run 35's with just the suspension. So many choices....
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

35s might fit, Im sure they will tag the radius arms at lock a little more but that wont hurt anything. You could just shim out or trim the bumper a little for more clearance too.
Did u change the shocks when u did the lift too? I had to rigg up a mount for my truck for the shocks for them to fit right.
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

I had 33's on a 4" Rancho lift. I loved it. The thing was for me not if the tires could fit but additional ground clearance under the truck. Better departure/approach angle and things like this. That and I thought it looked great. I remember clearing obstacles that I couldn't before the lift under my rocker pannels. Or just barely hitting the sliders. I miss the setup alot. I got to get my junk done so I can wheel again. [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img]
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

I ran 35's on mine with a 4" lift for a couple of years. The only rubbing I got was at full lock, I hust adjusted the steering stops, and backing up a hill with the wheels turned it would hit the bumper, I didn't space it out.
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

There will always be rubbing at full lock with the 33's and the 35's unless you get some of those bling bling bent arms built to clear the tires. I think Rancho's kits comes with such arms now. 4" lift will clear 35's. So will fender cutting. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: 4\' Lift with 33\'s...WHAT THE HECK

I have a 1980 Bronco, no lift, no leveling springs, 33x12.50 on 15x10's, no rub at all..not even at full lock.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]

P.S. I know this is a very old post, but I haven't been on here in months..so I'm reading up..had to add my info on the lift/tire issue...
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