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New guy with needs tire clearance help
First a little background...
I have an '85 1/2 ton that I got years ago with some unknown set of REALLY stiff springs under it. Ive had 3.5 tons of sand in the bed and still didnt hit the bump stops. Ride height is a lot higher than the '85 chevy I have for parts. I estimate the body is about 2-3 inches above the top of the axles. She riding on 33s now on stock rims.
Now the problem... I got a set of 38.5s for super cheap on nice 12 in aluminum wheels that I want to install, but have clearance problems. I cant turn the wheel more than 10 degrees or so before I get fender contact. I know that I may have other clearance issues to deal with, but what do I need for a safe ride height to use this setup? I dont do a lot of uneven off roading, mostly playing in the mud.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.