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it will have almost a 4" wider stance than now.....how will that not help
tire goes both ways, so even though thats 2" plus width per tire, thats only 1" on each side outwards. Since the other 1" goes in towards the center. and 1" on each side isnt going to help that much.
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So heres what I and a fellow member discussed on AIM last night. One of the points of lifting a truck is too increase the freaking wheel gap. Quit argueing that he has too much. For craps sake, its his truck, let him set it up how he wants. If he wanted decreased fender gap he would have lowered it. Sure lifting a vehicle is to be able to fit bigger tires, but if someone wants to lift it, fit bigger tires, AND increase the fender gap to how they like it then quit trying to dictate his decisions. I personally think a lifted truck, with huge tires stuffed in there with little fender gap looks hideous, Hello McFly, its lifted for more than just fitting the biggest tire in there with the least amount of fender gap. Gap should compliment tire size, if he runs the 38.5's he mentioned earlier his truck would sit about perfect with the gap/tire ratio.

Just dropping my two pennies in the well.
Why does everyone always get butt hurt when I post about peoples trucks?

Thats great that he likes it that way, but when it gets to the point that the height vs width is potentially dangerous it becomes a problem.
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aight its my turn..... the 52.5" measure in the pic showed earlyier is the rear height WITH the 37s on.. i have the numbers on how much bigger it is over the RCD. rear is 5" taller and the front is 8-9".. for the single mount, ya thats just a mock in there so i could pull it out and clean the place up. for fender gap on the front... i pulled my stock front fenders out of the attic last night just so everyone knows.. and like i said .. those 3 pics with the 37 on make it look tons bigger then it really is
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Why does everyone always get butt hurt when I post about peoples trucks?

Thats great that he likes it that way, but when it gets to the point that the height vs width is potentially dangerous it becomes a problem.
For one, I'm not butt hurt, and its quite gay of yourself to be speaking of my butt.

Second, you're always trying to sway people into building their trucks how you want it, larger tires and minimal gap. Thats great for you, but it's their truck, leave it at that. If it's such a problem then post once about it and be done with it. Repeating the same thing 20 time's doesn't help relay a message, rather I, and most likely others who don't care to argue with you, simply ignore the post's. Like I'll continue to do now.
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For one, I'm not butt hurt, and its quite gay of yourself to be speaking of my butt.

Second, you're always trying to sway people into building their trucks how you want it, larger tires and minimal gap. Thats great for you, but it's their truck, leave it at that. If it's such a problem then post once about it and be done with it. Repeating the same thing 20 time's doesn't help relay a message, rather I, and most likely others who don't care to argue with you, simply ignore the post's. Like I'll continue to do now.

very well spokin
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I'm with RedRanger... Tall trucks without wider tracks are dangerous.



No need to be a douchebag because he's trying to potentially save a life. You are all getting caught up on the fender gap when RedRanger is trying to elaborate that there's a LOT of lift with little widening of the track. That's dangerous. Now please, go talk to your doctor and tell him you want a "cranial-rectal seperation" surgery as soon as possible.

I think the truck LOOKS badass regardless of how big the fender gap is. It's an impressive piece of work, and if he likes how it looks, great! It's his truck. We just don't want to see his truck end up like mine.
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For one, I'm not butt hurt, and its quite gay of yourself to be speaking of my butt.

Second, you're always trying to sway people into building their trucks how you want it, larger tires and minimal gap.
I could care less how he wants to build it, But its the fact of the matter that when he decides to build it in a way that can harm others or himself that I am very adamant about stuff like this. Im not saying he is going to take this truck out on the road and roll over and kill someone in the first mile. Im just saying unless there is a specific reason other then he likes it tall, that it is dangerous and should be revisted.
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wow this topic got hot real fast..

Andrew..your not gunna like what I got planned for my truck then..ekkk
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I'm with RedRanger... Tall trucks without wider tracks are dangerous.



No need to be a douchebag because he's trying to potentially save a life. You are all getting caught up on the fender gap when RedRanger is trying to elaborate that there's a LOT of lift with little widening of the track. That's dangerous. Now please, go talk to your doctor and tell him you want a "cranial-rectal seperation" surgery as soon as possible.

I think the truck LOOKS badass regardless of how big the fender gap is. It's an impressive piece of work, and if he likes how it looks, great! It's his truck. We just don't want to see his truck end up like mine.

they can be... only morons drive lifted trucks like there sports cars.. iv drivin plenty of huge and what you guys would consider dangerous trucks.. seem to handle them just fine.. i know its tall and not full width. front WMS is 60.5" just so you guys know.


FYI i just went through jeys thread.. im the same height that he is.. dont ever remember any1 tellin him its too tall.. hell dont even remember that in brentons thread
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FYI i just went through jeys thread.. im the same height that he is.. dont ever remember any1 tellin him its too tall.. hell dont even remember that in brentons thread
Thats cause we like them...

but in all seriousness IIRC Jey used a Wide track waggy axle, which is wider then your shortened axle.
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by 1-2" then when you subtract 2" per side from his 8" wide wheels vs my 10" it boils down to the same
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by 1-2" then when you subtract 2" per side from his 8" wide wheels vs my 10" it boils down to the same
a 10" wide wheel only sticks out 1" more then a 8" wheel, if the BS is similar. the mounting is in the middle of the wheel so both 2" dont go on the outside, 1" on one side, 1" on the other.

Link to where it says his height?
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Originally Posted by 034x4
Here is a crappy pic, but at 56 and 1/4" is the fender.



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you can also look at pics and see that its similiar and 1" increase on each side for the wheels made his 1-2" wider axle mute
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that measure ment is off of his front glass fenders not his rear fenders like yours is, that makes your truck alot taller then his.
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Jey ditched the bodylift eventually along with the bed and other parts. Find the pics from after its painted green. The thing was low and wide last I saw it in GA. Very stable looking.
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that measure ment is off of his front glass fenders not his rear fenders like yours is, that makes your truck alot taller then his.

yet you didnt know that my front glass measure is only 3/4" taller then his.. hardly noticeable
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Jey ditched the bodylift eventually along with the bed and other parts. Find the pics from after its painted green. The thing was low and wide last I saw it in GA. Very stable looking.

even removin the BL you wont notice much in a high CG feeling.. drove my buddys ram 1500 with a skyjacker 5" super flex on 37s before i put the 3" body on.. no differance
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even removin the BL you wont notice much in a high CG feeling.. drove my buddys ram 1500 with a skyjacker 5" super flex on 37s before i put the 3" body on.. no differance
dropping 3" would be a big improvement
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just a body lift does not make a drastic change in things tho. it does not weigh enough to make a big enuff impact to the overall CG.
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wow....see what i miss when i have a meeting to go to.....

and didn't Gearhead's truck get flipped by the current of the ocean? that is strong enough to flip a stock height truck.....

this is what i get told when i point out things to other people....."it is his truck, let him do it the way he wants....."

let him get done before you go bashing it......

I like this thread, lets not get it locked...
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just a body lift does not make a drastic change in things tho. it does not weigh enough to make a big enuff impact to the overall CG.
The body and everything attached to it dont weigh enough? frame and drivetrain make up most of the weight but a complete cab with dash seats and all makes up a good portion of your truck.
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wow....see what i miss when i have a meeting to go to.....

and didn't Gearhead's truck get flipped by the current of the ocean? that is strong enough to flip a stock height truck.....

this is what i get told when i point out things to other people....."it is his truck, let him do it the way he wants....."

let him get done before you go bashing it......

I like this thread, lets not get it locked...

he hit a sink hole or something, and he had the superlift kit and 33s. i mean where do you think my lift kit came from
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he hit a sink hole or something, and he had the superlift kit and 33s. i mean where do you think my lift kit came from
that is still an error that was unavoidable......i could probably drive a stock truck into the same hole and roll it...
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I'm with RedRanger... Tall trucks without wider tracks are dangerous.
Agreeable, but this wasn't the first and only time he's mentioned tire gap, in conjunction with wider track or not.

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No need to be a douchebag because he's trying to
potentially save a life. You are all getting caught up on the fender gap when RedRanger is trying to elaborate that there's a LOT of lift with little widening of the track. That's dangerous. Now please, go talk to your doctor and tell him you want a "cranial-rectal seperation" surgery as soon as possible.

I think the truck LOOKS badass regardless of how big the fender gap is. It's an impressive piece of work, and if he likes how it looks, great! It's his truck. We just don't want to see his truck end up like mine.
Ok listen *****. No one was being a douche bag. He expressed his opinion, we can too asshat. If you want to get all **** about safety then make a formal complaint about everything not safe on the fricken roads that take place daily. How about a motor cycle? No exterior protection other than padded clothing and a helmet, and thats if the rider chooses to wear them. How about people on the cell phone while driving?... Doing makeup? ...Reading the paper/book/magazine? ...Changing clothes? I would think a truck being lifted would be one of the least of your concerns.

Redrange is right, wider is better, but if someone wants to lift their truck to the sky then let them. Its still built (or will be built) strong and dependable. There are just as many idiots out there driving stock f'ing vehicles that could crash and kill you just as easily as a lifted ranger. Funny thing is though, someone with enough experience to build such a ranger, usually has the knowledge, skill, and mindset of how to properly drive such a vehicle. You obviously didnt.

You may want to reconsider your approach next time and go to your doctor to have the "penile-mandible" seperation, "douchebag".
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chill fella's.......I dont want this thread locked.........
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