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Old 03-02-2007
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getting a 4 inch super lift but not enough money for tires.

I plan on having a 4 inch super lift installed on my truck, i dont have the time to do it myself. right now im running 265/75 mud terrain sxt's on stock 16 inch rims. do yall think the tires will look to small with the lift on the tires im running and make the truck look stupid, or should i wait till i save enough for bigger tires?
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It will look "different"
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I say do it. It will look a tad odd. But I think that will give you the motivation to get the money saved for those tires.
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lol, different describes it perfectly. thanks guys. if i dont like it i can drive me super duty till i can get tires, but diesel isnt cheap and the tank isnt small. thanks again guys.
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no it will look like crap on that red truck you should buy the kit and let me keep it until you can afford tires that was its a win win situations u dont have to drive around looking different and i can have a lame lift kit, you deffinatly come out ahead.

note--> i have created a monster...annas gona kill me
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Put it on!!!

I would definetly rock that + a body lift. Save up for some 35's, you'll be kicking yourself in 3 months if you don't.

I figure, the diff between doing 35's and 33's from stock is a 300 dollar difference. 200 for the bl and maybe shifter ext and not even 100 for tires...

but the result is awesome.

Ask kevin...he'll tell you..
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here are some pictures,

BL and 32s




31s and BL
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thats not that bad, that first pic has stock tires, and mine are WAY bigger than stock. i wanted to get the 4 inch, add some wheel spacers, then save the money for 35's and a 3 inch body.
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ahh, just noticed the captions on those pics. the tires look alot smaller than 32s. maybe its better just to save the money for everything first then put it all on
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the first picture of zachs truck is with 265/75s which is what you have right?

we could just do a 1 inch body lift on your truck, then the tires wouldnt rub any more, the one inch is only like $50 to do, and we can use the hoist im my garage to do it too!
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yes first pic is 265x75x16 Dualer Revo's on 16x7 edge plus rims on a 3" PA body lift...
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i personally would wait till i had the money for tires/wheels.....then do it all at once.....you will have some serious handling problems with the skinny tires and the truck being taller.....you will have to learn how to drive all over again...
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i never thought about handling issues. thanks for the advice
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i dont think you will have any handling issues runnin a superlift w/265's and factory rims. im runnin 285's and factory backspacing with the RCD and a 1" BL w/o any problems. and beards pic up there is 265's with a BL....

if i were in your situation i think i would go ahead and get the kit and run it w/o much preload on the bars till you get the money for new rims/tires. the last inch of the 4" superlift comes from crankin the bars anyhow. then when the money comes for bigger wheels and tires, jus crank the bars and slap em on
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you wont have handling issues. i never did, but it will handle better than stock with a nice offset wheel
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