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Old 12-04-2009
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hey question for the experts

hey guys well i thought i would put a question out to all the experts out there!

so does a 01xlt 2wd have a t-bar??

if not how can i fit 33's?
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No t-bars. You've got coil springs.

Only way to fit 33's under your truck is by installing a 5.5" Fabtech lift. Or a 3.5" Spindle lift and 3" bodylift.
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it does not, it has coils, to fit 33s, probably a coil spacer or larger coils, to be honest im not too familiar with coil sprung trucks so i'd wait for someone else to chime in in whats best.

there is always a body lift though, i had a BL and 33s on my stock 08 2wd (sport)
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damn shane beat me to it, and i read the year wrong, for some reason i thought you said 08, my bad. its early :P
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thanks guys how much is a BL gonna run me and can i do it myself?? i know that there is threads where other people ask other members to come and help and they knock it out in half a day.
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The bodylift is actually not that bad of an install...it's just alot of things to take care of before lifting and after lifting....it's actually pretty easy.....but it's time consuming. If mechanically inclined and have all the right tools, you can do it yourself. The lift itself run about $150-250 depending on where you buy. I suggest getting a PA (performance accessories) kit mostly because the instructions are excellent and there's been no fitment issues of the kit. SummitRacing.com sells their own kit but some people report issues of the rear bumper brackets not being quite right. I have no experience with the Summit kit.

I suggest you update your profile stuf to show your location(even just a state) and I'm sure there's members in the area willing to help out!
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for the xlt 2wd it be easy just to suspension lift it, spindles up front with blocks and shackle in the back should be able to get 33's with just a bit of rubbing
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for the xlt 2wd it be easy just to suspension lift it, spindles up front with blocks and shackle in the back should be able to get 33's with just a bit of rubbing
how much is that gonna cost me and how hard to install, i had 31's on the truck and the height is still to small for me so i think small lift and 33's are in order
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how much is that gonna cost me and how hard to install, i had 31's on the truck and the height is still to small for me so i think small lift and 33's are in order
like 2000 . lol
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like 2000 . lol
Just plain wrong.




Spindle prices are about 400-600 or so. AAL for the back is only like $30-50. I'm not a fan of the stuffed look, so I'd go taller to clear the 33's better if it were me.
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Just plain wrong.




Spindle prices are about 400-600 or so. AAL for the back is only like $30-50. I'm not a fan of the stuffed look, so I'd go taller to clear the 33's better if it were me.
haha it was a guess
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thanks again guys
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your from tucson, there has to be alot of guys getting rid of their fabtech lift for LT kits, try looking in craigslist or on dezertrangers and race-dezert
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wasnt there a member who fit 35's on stock suspension.....lol
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you can fit anything on stock suspension, its the other **** that gets in the way lol like fenders frame bumper and everything else lol
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shane is right about the summit bodylift rear bumper brackets not being exactly right. my bl is a summit kit and i had a hard time getting them to work. 5 mins on a drillpress and they're good to go though!
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Go for a 5" minimum.

Here's my truck with 5.5" on 32's.
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*I might be getting rid of my tires in the near future, let me know if you are interested. I could also install a lift for you, I'm local. Good luck with your plans.
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your truck looks really damn tall lol idk about 5 inches i was thinking maybe 4" or a 3" bodylift and some 33's i dont really do much offroading cause its tucson but you should know that you live here also are those the apartments off of river??
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Minimum you would need 2.5" or so to clear 32's with minimal rubbing. 33's need at least 4.5" on our trucks.

The roads here in Tucson make you feel like your offroading lol. The apartments are by Pima West.
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ok well i refuse to let this thread die!!!! lol so i decided im going to buy a 3" BL i got one from auto anything for 220 shipped. will i be able to clear 33's with that lift?? little bit of rubbing wont bother me too much. also got a price for a custom bumper built for me kinda like communisto's bumper for 400 bucks.
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I have 32s on my truck, 33s to me look too big unless you have a suspension lift as well. (or if your an edge/4x4 with BL)

I'd just do the 32s and not worry about rubbing. My buddy has 30s on his 00 XLT and he only has coil spacers. Maybe if you do the BL and the coil spacers (like 20$ from autozone) you can fit 33s without rubbing?
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I have 32s on my truck, 33s to me look too big unless you have a suspension lift as well. (or if your an edge/4x4 with BL)

I'd just do the 32s and not worry about rubbing. My buddy has 30s on his 00 XLT and he only has coil spacers. Maybe if you do the BL and the coil spacers (like 20$ from autozone) you can fit 33s without rubbing?
Are you talking about the bolt in spacers that keep the coil from compressing, or the urethane pucks?
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i guess you could call it a puck... yeah.
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hmmm sounds like a plan, i am also planning on building my front bumper and i think that will help create a little more clearence for the front bumper
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Go with a body lift from summit. It'll run you about $150. Pick up some coil spacers from ebay. That'll be about 4.5-5" and you should be able to clear 33's.
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