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what size are you running?

Those look rather beefy to running on a 4 inch drop up front, you will definitely rub if they are over 26" in diameter
Dude, seriously, I'm running a 29" tire with a 4" drop with no real problems, and If I ran a 28" tire, I wouldn't ever rub. the only time I get any contact is when I'm almost bottomed out. A 26" tire just doesn't fill the wheel well enough, IMO. The SLA rangers don't have quite as much issue with rub as the TIB trucks from what I've seen.

Edit: Brain fart, I screwed up my math, My tires ar 27" tall. my apologies for doubting you Mark. Still stock size tire fits well.

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haha, i love your sig john, i'm in the same boat, mine is quite the handler with being 2/2, and a BII sway bar



i have done measurements with the tires i am running, and it would put the top of the wheel wells about 1/2 on top of the tires

this is what i'm running... 225/60/16's with a 2/2 drop already

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I'm running 235/55 17s, and they fit pretty good.


And I can still stuff it!




And yeah, a 1.25" front sway bar and a Exploder rear bar combines with lower CG, and an aggressive alignment, yeah, it handles pretty good.

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are you running the full 5" drop in the rear?
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I was running the flip kit for 5", but I'm now running the Expo 8.8, so yeah, still 5". If you measure, my rear fenders are 1/2" higher than my fronts. Gives it the perfect stance.
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Its cool I ran stock size tires for 2 years and they rubbed like no other but I also was an extended cab v6 which drops about an inch or so lower than a reg cab. But I have also heard other people with the same drop rubbing on the stockers.

I ran 235/45/17 with not a single rub.
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Yeah, the rims I'm running came with 205/40 17s on 'em, and those were just tooooo small!
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thats a nice stance, thats what i'm looking for... what are you running for shocks?
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Calmax drop shocks for the front, Toxic drop shocks for the rear. I would recommend something a little softer though, these are kinda stiff. I've heard good things about the Beltech Nitro drop shocks, I may be switching to those.
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right now i am still running the stock shocks, and it gives a really nice ride, and hoping to retain ride quality
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ive got ground forces in the back and toxics in the front.
the toxics are a little stiff tho like john said..

john, take your shock money, and get your frikin truck tinted!
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Calmax drop shocks for the front, Toxic drop shocks for the rear. I would recommend something a little softer though, these are kinda stiff. I've heard good things about the Beltech Nitro drop shocks, I may be switching to those.
Calmax Drop shocks ARE Toxic shocks, just a different name djm put on it. Belltechs are great shocks to.

For a stock ride in the back I would recommend early 90's nissan hardbody shocks if your running a flipkit they fit on our trucks perfect with a 5 inch drop.

I had toxics, hell its a lowered truck obviously its going to ride stiff esp when I drove with the axle on the frame with bumpstops removed..
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