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More lift w/ same tires??

Been thinking of getting a 3" body lift but I'm afraid the tires will look too small. I just got these tires and I'm not willing to deal with trying to swap them or anything.

I'm currently running 33x12.5x15 with fabtech spindles.




So do you think I could go 3 more inches with the same tires, or will it look bad?

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I think it will look fine.
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eh , they might look a little dwarf'd...

buy the body lift now and wait to put it on until you need new tires, that way there's just the cost of the new tires way down the road, and if you decide not to go up later, you'll have no problem reselling the body lift here for pretty much what you payed
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DO IT. It will look a little off but nothing that I would worry about.
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it soundnt look to bad.

Why not just buy new tires? 35's or so.

You could prob get some money for the 33's if you sell them, depending on how much thread is left.
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you truck may look something like this on 33's (i did it using paint)

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its not going to look bad, but not as good as you would want. I myself would wait till i could afford 35s
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wow, and i only had 31s on my old 99 with a 3inch spindle
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it would look fine til you had time to buy some 33 or 35's
on another note how is your winch secured? front hitch or custom job?
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on another note how is your winch secured? front hitch or custom job?

I custom mounted the winch myself. The page is kind of old, but here is a brief write-up on it:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/474024/2

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Why not just buy new tires?
I just got these for my birthday, rims and tires. I really don't feel like trying to sell these and then get new tires in which I'd have to pay another $150 or so to mount and stuff.

I would have lifted it when I needed new tires but I didn't have the time to do it so I settled on just the tires and said I would lift it when they wore out.....well I'm getting a bit antsy and I'm thinking on lifting it during spring break (three weeks away)

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I think alot of people have done 33x12.5 with double lifts and it looks fine.
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a311fanam, I gotta give you props for doing that on Paint...well done.

I think it will look good! As I've said many times before, I hate a crowded fender well (not to say yours is crowded) but I'd much rather see a lot of lift with smaller tires than trying to cram huge tires on little or no lift.
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it will look ok. Tires will be a weeeee bit small. But heck. It will look good. Higher the better
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a311fanam, I gotta give you props for doing that on Paint...well done.
i never learned PS, i can do some pretty mean chops in paint
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I think I'm gonna go ahead and do it....under one condition, I bring my grades my these next few weeks. I'm a hard *** on myself.....

and a311fanam, that is a good job with paint. That's the right scale too for a 3" lift,

I figure given one week of nothing to do I can do the lift and take care of the front end all at the same time; meaning either a custom bumper or remounting the guard and winch...we'll see.

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