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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2002, 03:53 PM
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38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

Hey all, just wondering I have a currently stock '86 jimmy fullsize and I am putting 38.5" tires on it I hav a 3 inch body on order and a 2 inch sus. also to go in will this be enough. Also how many axles should I plan on bringing I only have half ton equipment right now corporate 14 in the garage but no time before may long!!! thanks for your help
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

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<font color=green>5" is enough if you don't mind doing some major surgery to your fenders, especially in the front. I run 6" of lift with 38s and had to take off massive amounts of metal and still rub when it's really flexed up. As far as the axles, bring lots of spare parts. I broke many many parts in the front axle, and a fair amount in the rear, and I was running a D44/12 bolt, which are a bit stronger than your 10 bolts. The 14 bolt is a good idea, but you're goin to want to consider a D60 for the front too.
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

My bussy Jow runs 38"s with 2" lift. Well, the D60 fron kiges 1" more than a 1/2 ton and has an old add a leaf set in teh rear so in reality 3" lift total. You can see pics at www.picturetrail.com/mnorby under Joe's Chevy link. Just a little body trimming [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

I got a 6'and a 3 body that my 38.5 roll under
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

Thanks for the input all sounds like its going to work with a bit of work. Hope everyone has a great long weekend. Happy wheeling!!!
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

I'm running 5" lift with trimmed fenders....
(4" suspension + 1" ORD body lift)

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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

Geesh man stop showing me your truck already![img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I get all depressed that none of my projects are that far along or that beautiful. Great work man.

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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

Your truck looks to good to use! Is your 1" body lift red?
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

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<font color=green>Those look like the body mounts to me...

And although I've said it many times, Kona Joe's truck is one Bad Mutha(shut your mouth!). It is all my truck aspires to be, aside from the 42s I'm gonna be running after the 38s are worn to a nub.
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Re: 38.5\" Tires How much lift!!!!

Yeah the red "things" are Energy Suspension poly cab mounts. When I was building up the frame the leafs springs had red bushings also, but I swapped those out for black ORD greasable bushings.

42"s Shaggy that Truck is gonna be bad! Still gonna paint it Yellow like the Killer Bee Chevy?

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