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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-08-2002, 12:41 AM
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which tires with this setup?

My 1980 now has 3" suspension lift, 3" body lift with 3.73 gears. Which tires would you choose? Currently I have 35x12.5 on 10" wide rims. Whats the biggest i can fit? 35x15? 36x12.50? would that bi worki with 3.73 gears? which tires would you use?
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Re: which tires with this setup?

If you street the truck, regear to 4.11 or 4.56s first, then with bigger tires (like 36s) it wont be so doggy..
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Re: which tires with this setup?

How much do you mind trimming fenders? You could probably run 36s now easy or 38's with some trimming. Is this a 1/2 ton or 3/4 or what? Regear to something like 4.56s or find a set of 3/4 or 1-ton gear that has 4.10s or 4.56s already and get the beef too.
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Re: which tires with this setup?

Depends how much trimming you want to do. You could murder the fenders and run 44's. You could trim them slightly and run 36x12.5's or 35x15.5's. Much taller and/or wider and you're gonna need to trim more and more.

Definately regear, you are pushing it with 35's and 3.73's. Like mnorby said, find some 3/4 ton or bigger axles and put those in. Beef plus 4.10's would do about right for 35's or so, and 4.56's would be great for even bigger tires.

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Re: which tires with this setup?

Unless you run in sand, the 35X15.50's are pretty worthless IMO. The 36X12.50's are a much better performing tire, not to mention they'll probably wander less on road irregularities (less being a relative term since it sounds like you're talking bias TSL's here).

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Re: which tires with this setup?

i don't beleive you need to regear. i had a 86 chevy 1/2 ton with 15 inches of lift 44 inch gumbos and 3.73's. i built a mild 350 and could put it sideways on damp pavement from a stand still. my buddy runs 36's with some ****ty 3.08's!!! not the best of ideas but it dosen't go to bad at all
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