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guys with 33's&4"SL, got a ?, POST PICS!

Hey guys, How capable are your rigs with the 33's? this questions is mainy geard towards guys with the 4" SL.. Thanks for the help guys!
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Don't you need a 6 inch SL to be running 33's?
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uh, no.. ive got 35's and a 4" SL.. it rubs when i flex and at full lock, but not at normal driving.

EDIT: your truck is older, it is different, with the older ones, i do believe you need more lift.
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LOL
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Oh, I was thinking of gen 1-3's. My bad.
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haha its ok jimmeh, so you got a new truck? when did this happen?
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your truck will be just as capable with 33's, your only losing an inch of clearance at the most
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haha its ok jimmeh, so you got a new truck? when did this happen?
A few weeks ago. I was getting so tired of the regular cab Dodge that I just couldn't take it anymore. Got a good deal, so I went with the Chevy. Hopefully this will last for more then a year, cause I don't think I can pay it off in that amount of time, LOL!

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Whats the question exactly.
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Thanks Camodown, the more and more i think about it, i think that i want to go down to 33's, and not put on the BL.. there was a ranger in town ( i am in the states on leave), although it was an older one, it had 33's, a cattle gaurd, light bar, and it was pure SEX! the exact look/feel that i want.. But im not only going for the looks, i also want capability, and the more i talk to people, the more i start to think that putting the BL on is actually going to make my truck less capable because its going to be so top-heavy..
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According to TRS's tech guide on tire fitment, 33's should be OK with a 4 inch SL.
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Paul- the questions is how capable are/is your truck with 33's.. Camodown knew where i was going, im pretty sure he has been in a few of my past threads about this before.. Thanks guys,

Jimmeh- I like the chevy! you still have the ranger, right?
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thanks jimmeh

anyone got any pics of some 33X12.5R15?
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Paul- the questions is how capable are/is your truck with 33's.. Camodown knew where i was going, im pretty sure he has been in a few of my past threads about this before.. Thanks guys,

Jimmeh- I like the chevy! you still have the ranger, right?
Of course I do! No need to sell a truck I couldn't get what I paid for out of. It just doesn't run at the moment.
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I c.. whats wrong with it?
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i've got 33s without any lift and the 08 lower torsion bar thing.
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I c.. whats wrong with it?
From what I can figure, it's got a bent valve. I have most of the engine ready to come apart, just too lazy to take the head off. It's been sitting in front of my garage for about two months now waiting for me to do it, lol.
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gotcha.. how much is it gunna cost to get er good to go again?
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gotcha.. how much is it gunna cost to get er good to go again?
Not much. I think another member had almost the same problem, and spent like $250 or something. I'm not really worried about the money, I've just been kinda busy, and haven't had the motivation to fix it seeing as how I've got another rig to drive anyway.
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yeah, your lucky.. i wish i had another truck to drive and just have my ranger as a toy lol
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I get absolutely no rubbing at all with 33"s and a superlift. Ive had it flexed out pretty much to the max and everything was fine. I would assume with 35"s, you should be double lifted to keep it from rubbing (super and body lift)
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i've got 33s without any lift and the 08 lower torsion bar thing.
and I would bet money that if you really flexed it out, your tires would rub, especially in the rear
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and I would bet money that if you really flexed it out, your tires would rub, especially in the rear
I haven't seen the back rub yet. But I don't wheel often (hard to find a placea around here)
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yes, to not rub with 35's you have to be double lifted, this is why i am opting to get rid of my 35's and go with 33's
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I put my ranger and sport trac though all kind of crap with 33's, you will be just fine.
A locker will get you a lot further than an extra inch of clearance.
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