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Old 05-06-2012, 12:56 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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how much do i have to lift?

how much of a lift do i have to put on my truck to fit 325/65/18 (35") tires?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:56 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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how much of a lift do i have to put on my truck to fit 325/65/18 (35") tires?
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:52 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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will i need to do any trimming on top of that?
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:55 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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I ran 35s with leveling keys. Minor trimming.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:57 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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what kind of levelling keys did you get?
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:12 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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I used keys from a 1500...(green keys). But any leveling keys will work.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:22 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Don't be cheap on this stuff....
Go with the lift. For no rub you need a 6" lift.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:58 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I did a 6" cst lift with shocks. No trimming. No regearing, kept factory geometry of tie rods etc. I added rear air suspension. But overall not one complaint, and drives like a factory truck. Even tracks straight no pull. Im running 325/65/18 as well.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:38 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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JD07, I've commented how much I like your truck before and mine will end up very similar, same height lift and tires, I bought an airbag kit to put on also but I'm gonna have to do some fabrication to modify the mounting brackets for them, you encounter this or found a factory kit that accomodates the lift?

Also did you put extend a flares on it since?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:23 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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6 inches for 35s is over kill in my opinion. Here's what my truck looked like with 6 inch zone and 35s. Freakin awful. And then how it sits now with 37s..much better.
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6" ZONE, Cognito UCAs, 37" Toyo MTs, 22" Fuel Hostage,
ATP EFI Live, CTS, S&B, Pro-Fab,
PPE, ADP fuel adapter, 5" DE,
Road armor bumpers, PIAA lights, N fab steps

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