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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2002, 06:50 PM
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Hi I'm new to the forums (and 4 wheelin in general) and I dont know jack [censored] about anything. I had a 2wd truck for awhile that was the biggest POS EVER (I am serious about that) but I blew a rod in it so my parents bought me a 4wd 89 Suburban. It already has 31x10 tires (all terains) on it but I want bigger and more agressive tires. Now here's the problem...my dad hates lifts and tecnically the suburban is his. (mine till I graduate) He says that they overstress the frame and everything else in the vehicle and he wont let me get even a 3" lift so I can get 33x12.50s. My question is this...is ther any credible source (book, website, etc.) that says that lifts (without offset tires) do not over stress components? Also, how much lift would I need to be able to use 33x12.50s on non-offset wheels? Here is a picture of The Bus
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Put on flares and then run 33's, no lift to worry about.

Print out a picture of my truck as it is now, then carry it around and go "Oooooh just wait just wait" Then, when forbidden, suggest a measley 4" and 35's. Or not, whatever...

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Suspension lifts don't overstress anything, it's the bigger diameter tires that overstress things. Like, axleshafts, u-joints, gears, spiders, steering components, etc.

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Willys, you forgot stupid driving.
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Oh yeah, forgot about that.

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Ok...hey Joe where could I get the flares? If I can eventually scrape up the dough I am going to get the bigger tires with almost no offset rims. Are aluminum or steel rims better? What are each one's flaws and advantages? I also want to put on the steering support bracket (another $105). Would I need to re-gear? It has 3.73 in it right now. Maybe some engine upgrades after that... *hopefully not just wishful thinking*
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Steel rims are cheap and more 4x4 friendly. Dent a rim? Hammer it back to shape. Got corrosion on it? Sand it and paint it a new color. Damage it? Eh, it only cost you $50. Not $100 or more for an aluminum.

It's pretty much impossible to get rims with NO offset. Very rare. A good backspacing for what you want would be 2.5" to 3".
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