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35's with a 3in BL?

i was wondering because i dont do much wheeling , can i put 35's on my truck with a 3in body lift to get some extra height, or will i have to trim and bend stuff
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What truck do you have? 4x2? 4x4? XLT? Edge? It makes a difference.

Do you not wheel at all? Because if you don't, you're giving up a bit with 35's for street driving. I know because I'm on them. If you do it well, it's not so bad -- but the truck is not going to handle like it did, your mileage will go down, and if you don't regear (I went to 4.56 ratio gears) you'll be VERY slow.

If you have a manual with a 3.73 or 3.55 rear you will almost definitely regret the 35's every time you start up a hill, lol.
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034x4...Jey has a 3" body lift, t-bar and some other stuff and ran 35s..i bet he will be ringin in after a while

but he also has prerunner fenders tho
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ya it will be tight hope you dont do MAJOR offroading because of the rubbing but other then that around town should be fine
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all i can say go look at his profile and look wat he broke he USES his truck so if u plan on B/L id run 33s for now..
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You'll have to pull your rear fender flares and flare the bedsides a bit, and you'll have to pull your front valence and go with fiberglass fenders to completely avoid rubbing. IMO 35s would not be worth it for street driving.
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33s arent worth it for street....31's ;D
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Go 33's, 35's will rub too much with just a B/L.
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I had a B/L, fiberglass fenders, trimmed rear fenders, 3" blocks replacing factory blocks, cranked t-bars, and i fit 35's and i didn't come close to rubbing anywhere. Don't listen to anyone, put 35"s on it, if you don't you'll wish you had...EDIT: The way it's setup in the pictures, 37's would have fit without rubbing anywhere...i had an extra set i sold but test fitted. For a street truck, i would get fiberglass front AND rear, a prerunner type bumper (to get rid of factory bumper and valance) and a 3" body and 35's will not rub and it will look bad ***. When i finish my SAS i will put fiberglass on the bed, depending how banged up my factory bedsides get at tellico after the swap.



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Once you're on 35's, you won't want to go back, I can tell you that.

tbar cranks are hard on CV's in the front though. I wouldn't do it on a 4x4 if you're going to hit it hard in 4 wheel drive.
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Once you're on 35's, you won't want to go back, I can tell you that.

tbar cranks are hard on CV's in the front though. I wouldn't do it on a 4x4 if you're going to hit it hard in 4 wheel drive.
I did and only broke one because I over extended the joint, i was doing donuts in 4hi and my drivers (inside, with least weight on it, full droop) bound up, and that was that.
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ok i think im gonna go with the 35's i will let you guys know how it comes out and i will post some pictures in a week or so, thanks again
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