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Old 11-26-2010
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Icon4 Ranger 3" body lift and 35's, will it fit?

i have seen guys say you can run 35's with only a 3" BL but can you really? i have a great deal i dont wanna pass up on some tires but not sure if they will fit or rub? people say a torsion crank and 3" BL isnt enough or it is..i only have a 3' BL and cranks my bars up but is anyone running it on there truck? any ideas or imput thanks.
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it works cause thats what im running, tbar crank and 3"BL and 35" toyo MT's
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Honestly, it depends how hard you wheel, off set of your rims,
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you can, it depends on your tbars, if you have #1 bars it will make life a bit easier! but *** said it will depend on your off set as well
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i have my stock t-bars in the truck. no keys or anything. what offset do you run. thats what i figured i would have to do. i rarely go wheeling but its nothing heavy or rough.
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if anyone has any pic and how it look of what your running post it. thanks guys
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If your gonna run 35s, might consider double lifting
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3bl on 35s on stock rims
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arron what off set and width are your wheels
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15x10s i dont remember offset. They stick out 2 inches past the fender flare.
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i really dont know how anyone can run a 3" bl and 35s without ripping their fenders off. i have 33s and i still catch my rear fenders with the bl and shackles
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being stepside.
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-thanks for the pics guys.
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i really dont know how anyone can run a 3" bl and 35s without ripping their fenders off. i have 33s and i still catch my rear fenders with the bl and shackles
its your shackles, it throws your geometry of the spring off and pushes the axle forward
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No I have more clearance after the shackles. Even before the shackles with the bodylift I was grabbing the fenders hard. The inside edges of the rear fenders are all crunched and rolled from my tires
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My stepside fenders are fiberglass and perfect condition
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3" bl on 35's and i have no issues flexing
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it rubs in the rear at full flex, but not in a way where its gonna damage something. at least with my offset.

and the front doesnt flex near enough to cause any problems.

up until i took it out a week or two ago, i was convinced i wouldnt be able to wheel it with 35's. but i proved myself wrong.
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if my truck was in that same position as your ty i would be damn close to catching the fenders. one ting i did notice is the sidewall on my wranglers have much larger lugs than your... or so it appears. i wonder if that is whats causing my problem?
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I will say that I have seen a 99 Ranger 4x4 on 35s with 3" body lift..maxxed T bars..and shackles I believe. It was on stock wheels. It was Steve who is still up here..he now has a newer double lifted sonic blue truck.

The tires really looked pretty good and he didnt seem to have a huge issue with rubbing. Just be prepared for the roughest ride of your life with maxxed T bars..whew..
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TY what size wheels and offset are you running?
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I'm amazed 35's can be used with just a BL and maybe some cranking, AAL or shackle.. or nothing beyond the BL. I have a superlift, plus an extra couple inches of lift due to prekey and a light crank up front, and in the rear I have a stock 1.5" block, 4" skyjacker leafsprings, and beltech shackle.. I doubt my truck could comfortably fit 35's. Granted my truck is 08 so it was a bit lower to begin with... If I have a passenger in the front with me I get a bit of rubbing on the front bumper valence when turning, though I don't have a sway bar... But I dunno.. I just can't see 35's fitting.. on my truck at least.. not until I do a BL... and gears
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I had 35s on mine for a while with just a body lift. I had #1 bars maxed out and had to trim the valance but after that I had no other issues.
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if my truck was in that same position as your ty i would be damn close to catching the fenders. one ting i did notice is the sidewall on my wranglers have much larger lugs than your... or so it appears. i wonder if that is whats causing my problem?
I think sometimes its just the nature of the game. I have number 1 bars and mine arent even cranked all the way and I have plenty of room to flex out with my 33x12.5's. Even with my duratracs and flexed all the way they still will barely fit all the way up in the fenders in the rear and thats at full flex. I also dont have flares so that helps, just seems like some work out better than others, maybe yours have started to sag alittle or just bad luck. I want to move up to 34x12.5's here after these but its hard to find any decent tire in that size that isn't basically a strict mud tire or one that is not going to be decent on the street at ALL lol. But id never go over those on a 3 inch bl even if I could fit them, just looks alittle off to me and tires start getting REALLY expensive, $740 was enough for me just for my duratracs out the door and I got a good deal on them. Spending over a grand on tires, just for a truck that mostly see's the road is a hard pill to swallow.

Also id have to regear to go up to 35's. I have 4.10's and with 33's they are decent but I know with 34's thats going to be the limit and up to 35 just wouldnt be good atleast for the driving around me. I know I know many do it with 4.10's and say they are perfectly fine and thats great but I like to be able to accelerate decent and easily make a pass on the highway in 5th gear if I have to without having to drop down in 4th and floor it lol.
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