I'm going to be swapping my axle pretty soon (as soon as I can find one) to an 8.8 with 4.10's (hopefully)
I'm going to do a spindle/body lift.
What tires should I run?
It's still a DD, but it's used on the weekends for trails/mud/etc
My question is, what is the safest/biggest tire to go with? Just 35's? Or should I go with 36's/37's?
Here's my total setup:
removed mud flaps
fleetside(regular bed, not flareside) with fender flares
cranked torsions (would be willing to 90 percent max out)
probably doetesh spindle lift
aal's/shackles for the rear (possibly blocks if I HAVE to, but I want to stray away from them)
I really don't want to cut or hack anything up. I think 35's would fit pretty nicely, but if I can do like a 37...that would be nice too. I'm going to re-gear anyways, so it's not a big deal. I'll probably do 4.88's if I go up to 37's.
I know blktremor 02/red_fx2's truck (same lift
) fits 35's with minimal (if any) rubbing and I don't believe any trimming. But, it looks like it could clear more tire. I mean a 37 compared to a 35 only needs 1 more inch clearance all the way around, and it definetly looks like it would clear.
Also, keep in mind, ball joints, I don't want to replace them every 10k miles, and reliablity, this still is my DD, and until I get enough money for a bike, it's my DD for a long time. and I don't beat my truck up at all. no harsh stop/starts, i'm a melow driver, even offroad I don't "kill" my truck. And I maintain it like crazy.
I think 35's are the safest route...just my opinion, and I'm posting because I want yours. Rims are going to be 15x10 rock crawlers...maybe 16x10 because of the tire sizes. I definetly am running a 10 though. And I will be getting the buckshots through brian...so I don't know about sizes on those as well.
The last and final thing is price, whats the diff between a 35 and a 37? 35's I heard are about 550-600 shipped (through bryan) maybe cheaper. Would 37's be like 1k b/c they aren't as widely used?
Last and final thing (I promise)...here's my last resort. 33's and a spindle lift. Swap the rear end and lock it w/ 4.10's. This is because it's a DD, I will have awesome reliability, etc.