Im not to fond of a bl but i really have no other option atm as im not paying 2k to lift a ifs and i cant find a solid axel let alone not have my truck not driveable for numerous days. My concerns are the exhaust looking weird hanging down, do i have to take my carpet out to get to the cab? And i cant use my alcoas on 12.50 wide tires and no one makes 33x11.50x15s, i really like the alcoas i even though about 33x1050 but i dont know i have seen pics and it is funny looking. What problems have you guys ran into when you installed it? I dont really want a bl but i have no other option but to leave it the way it is now, i just have the tbars turned in.
Yes you do have to pull the corners of the carpet up to get to the cab bolts, its not hard though. Some members have ran 12.5" tires on Alcoas, its not really recommended and not the greatest for wear but it is possible.
I didn't run into any problems at all with my body lift, I had the exhaust cut behind the axle from stock anyway so it wasn't a problem.
Does the 12.50 wear faster? Does it look funny on the sidewalls with a 7" wheel? Would cutting the exhaust make it louder? I like the sound of it now im pretty sure its stock but others level 2s ive heard sound just like it, i wounder if they have a different muffler?
Any pics of 33x12.50s on alcoas? I tried searching but no luck. Its still gonna be wider than a 1050 so if they fit and there are no problems that would be great. One other thing why do they not reccomend 12.5 on a 7 inch wheel?
Maybe its just me, and i havent seen many but it looks just fine. Does it rub inside or something because of the back spacing? How long am i looking at installing a bl? I want to fab my hooks so i can still use them and also my rear hitch, and will probably end up cutting the exhaust so it doesnt hang down. I have never installed one before.
First timer can complete it in a weekend. I did the majority of it in a weekend and then finished up the bumpers the next weekend. I was stopped for a large chunk of Saturday waiting on tools though. and I was working by myself for the most part.