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35's with just a body lift

Finally found a set of used 35 inch tires for a pretty good deal. Had them put on this weekend to see how they fit and how the truck handled them. I was worried that it would be a big loss of power moving up from 33's but so far it hasnt been to bad. Ill see if my MPG goes back up tomorrow when I drive back to Columbia.











Stuffed with some slight rubbing on the front. Do lift shackles cause the rear axle to move forward? I thought I read that some where. If that is the case I may go back to stock and put my blocks back on.


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looks great! any pics of the 33's so we can compare?

and lift shackles will move it forward when it flexes yes.

but even me with 32's and no lift (same as you with 35's and body lift) i rub on the front of the flare. so if you put stock shackles and blocks back in it may still rub. keep that in mind.
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Mine is also a stock shackle and I've rubbed that area. I have the 08 lift block though. So it's a little shorter.
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Lifting the rear entirely by shackles will push the axle slightly forward. I was actually looking at making a drop bracket for the front of the springs when I was still going to be keeping the truck, so the axle would be properly centered. The best way to lift would be to get lift springs (or Exploder springs), as they will keep the axle where it belongs.
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All rear shackles will swing the axle forward

What gears do you have?
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Lifting the rear entirely by shackles will push the axle slightly forward. I was actually looking at making a drop bracket for the front of the springs when I was still going to be keeping the truck, so the axle would be properly centered. The best way to lift would be to get lift springs (or Exploder springs), as they will keep the axle where it belongs.
I have explorer springs already with no lift block in. Thats why i asked about going to stock shackles and the lift block.

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All rear shackles will swing the axle forward

What gears do you have?
I have 4.88 gears. They were a little much for 33's on the highway but I loved the power off road and being able to do dounuts on pavement!
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looks good!
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Hell yeah!
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looks great! any pics of the 33's so we can compare?

and lift shackles will move it forward when it flexes yes.

but even me with 32's and no lift (same as you with 35's and body lift) i rub on the front of the flare. so if you put stock shackles and blocks back in it may still rub. keep that in mind.
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