How much lift would it take to clear 37x13.50 mt tires on 24x12 Hostile wheels. I'm hoping I can get by with 8-9 inches. I don't mind trimming the plastic under the bumper but don't want to cut the actual bumper.
I appreciate any feedback.
on the rear of the front fender I took off the plastic piece. Then I cut the front bumper same contour as the tire. It's a tight fit but looks good. I don't offroad except hauling sleds to the mountain
Something to consider when asking how much lift is to ask about the angles of the suspension of a truck you find you like the looks and someone says they made it work. Basically you don't want to over stretch a lift kit and harm the ride.
Here is a 7-9" Cognito and it was super tight on clearance at proper ride height of 8" and 10" wide wheels with 4.5" bs :
Here is the truck with the suspension at full compression and it barely clears at full lock on the cab side, the bumper had to be cut also.
If you are looking to go with a 12" wide wheel I would suggest a 10" lift, perfect suspension angles, full cycle of the suspension with minor trimming on the cab side plastic and or bumper. Yes 37" would be alittle small so I would suggest a 38" tires to get that best happy middle for the look you are after.
Here is a 2015 on a Cognito 10" set at about 11" with 24x12 wheels & 38" Nitto's
Here is a guy running a 7" Cognito on I believe 14" wide wheels, a lot of cutting and yes it looks cool to some but I would not say that you go this route if you want the better results in ride quality and wear on the front end.
Hope some of this info helps you in the direction you are looking to go.