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Old 11-06-2011
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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.

I see you point on the gearing, it would be the nail in the coffin for me going to 35's - just wanted to note that I see a lot of 33's that only measure 32.2" or so - I am going with a Kumho M/T and it measures 33.1" - I actually have a set of 315/75/16's in my shop right now and they measure 34" uninflated (they are supposed to measure 34.5 inflated) I am VERY tempted to get those instead as I am quite sure they will fit with my B.L. + T.B. crank and rear airbags (that can actually lift the rear more than I would even want)

I had a 4runner with 8" lift and 35's and I ended up never driving it since it just wasn't practical anymore so I am leery of going too high but still the gearing is mainly what is stopping me.
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Oh they may fit but I guess we're not talking about snapping axles in this post are we lol. Thats the only reason I'm gonna stick with 265/75-16's until I SAS the POS front end in my 2010. Even 32's is pushing it for the strength of the factory front end if you wheel even somewhat hard. I don't know how many axles I've replaced on rangers over the years. Atleast it's a pretty easy fix and the wreckers tend to be full of them.
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[QUOTE=Tys 4x4 FTW;1771547]3" bl on 35's and i have no issues flexing



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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I'm thinking about 35's myself how well does the ifs hold up and rear axle? I dont want to be rebuilding the front end every month or so
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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
They'd fit on your truck without a problem. I know a buddy of mine with an 09 with 35s, and they don't rub at all. He runs it through the Louisiana mud.
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3" bl on 35's and i have no issues flexing



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.
I'm thinking about 35's myself how well does the ifs hold up and rear axle? I dont want to be rebuilding the front end every month or so
You'll live. Might throw a u joint every once in a while, but it's not going to hurt your axles for a long time.
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thats good news
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35's will wear your ball joints rather fast but there cheap and easy to do.
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8.8 is stout, jeep guys swap em in. From what others have posted on here it seems like your rear will be ok. Front I'm not too sure about.
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thanks for the info I'm sure I can find stronger ball joints if I look around
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thanks for the info I'm sure I can find stronger ball joints if I look around
MOOGs are popular. I believe the expensive ones come with a lifetime warranty too. You could probably just search em up on google too and get some off road companies that have em. Summitracing.com would be a good place to look as well. They sell good quality parts on there fer sher.
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yeah but with 35s the second you decide to actually wheel and your wheels articulate theyll crush your fenders up or bust up the tires wouldnt it?
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yeah but with 35s the second you decide to actually wheel and your wheels articulate theyll crush your fenders up or bust up the tires wouldnt it?
no.
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