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how much lift do i need

how much lift is needed in my 2008 b4000 to clear 35 inch tires with no rubbing?
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4x4 or 2wd with torsion bars or coilsprings? Help us help you....give us info on the truck.




You'll definately have to double lift(suspension lift AND bodylift) it no matter what to safely and comfortably clear them. You'll want to gear change too for 35's.
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You'll definately have to double lift(suspension lift AND bodylift) it no matter what to safely and comfortably clear them.
no remember the dude that cut his fenders and bedsides for 35's with no lift! rofl
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what would i need too change my gear raito too?
i saw a set of 35,s on a duramax at work today and i now i know that is how im gona have too go with my tires
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4" superlift and 3" bodylift to clear them. 4.56 or 4.88.
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also i dont really understand the axle gearing how it works ect is there a simple/quick explanation?
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There's some info about gearing in this thread CLICK
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i only have the superlift and im clearing 35s. just sayin.. and under normal daily driving, they dont rub. when i flex it hard, sure they rub. but that doesnt count
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Superlift + body lift for a good fit, or if you wanted to go cheaper you could possibly run a body lift and fiberglass fenders. For gearing I would go with 4.88 gears. It's going to cost around $1200 or more to re-gear front and rear differentials.
Also (maybe someone else knows about the Mazda) your 08 may sit lower than previous years. Search "prekey" or "pre-key" to learn why and how to fix it.
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1200 or more?? you can get gears and install kits for right around 300 so id say 6-7 hundred if you do it yourself
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1200 or more?? you can get gears and install kits for right around 300 so id say 6-7 hundred if you do it yourself
Long as he knows what hes doing. Gearing is not something that avearge joe should attempt w/o the proper experience and tools.
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i only have the superlift and im clearing 35s. just sayin.. and under normal daily driving, they dont rub. when i flex it hard, sure they rub. but that doesnt count
08=suspension dropped 2" for me theres no way i would have fit 35s with just a BL or susp. definitely need both
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no but everyones got start some where i did my first axles with the write up on pirate just takes a little knowledge and time
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I would do my own on a trail rig too but never on a daily driver. I depend on it way to much to try something first time on it. Especially a newer truck like the OPs
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I felt the $500 in tools out weighed the $300 in labor to have it done for me..... that ontop of having no free time due to woring 72 hrs week.
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Superlift + body lift for a good fit, or if you wanted to go cheaper you could possibly run a body lift and fiberglass fenders. For gearing I would go with 4.88 gears. It's going to cost around $1200 or more to re-gear front and rear differentials.
Also (maybe someone else knows about the Mazda) your 08 may sit lower than previous years. Search "prekey" or "pre-key" to learn why and how to fix it.
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08=suspension dropped 2" for me theres no way i would have fit 35s with just a BL or susp. definitely need both

your answer is above. its all in the keys. get some keys before 08 and youll be fine.

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I felt the $500 in tools out weighed the $300 in labor to have it done for me..... that ontop of having no free time due to woring 72 hrs week.
woring....is that supposed to be "whoring" or "working"?? im kinda confused
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worKing. lol.



And I ran 35x1250's on 15x10's with just a bodylift......was okay comfortable on the street....and i didn't have flares or a valence. rubbed horribly on the inner fender though. It was 'okay' on the street....definately not comfortable with wheelin the thing.
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