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rcd + 35's?

anyone do this? i wantted to see if i could put 35's under my rcd kit seeing that i am gonna need to get new tires anyways.

35x12.50 mudders or at's on 15x8's would look slick with the lift.

anyone think it can happen, or see it happen?
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There is a ranger around here with a 5 inch lift and 35's on it, not sure about rubbing issues because I've never talked with the guy, but he def. has 35's on it with no body lift.
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only one i know with an rcd and 35's is the other jared.. but he has a bl. i dont wanna bl
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Yeah, his truck is hella nice. But like I said there is that one that I've seen around town and also when I was at the local 4x4 shop they claimed they just did a 01 4x4 that had a 5 inch lift and they put 35's on it with no body lift, but they also said that the RCD lift wouldn't work on my truck because the suspension is a lot different in 05, so who knows how reliable their info is. At first I didnt want a body lift either but I def. want to put 35's on my truck so I am gonna get a PA 3" inch this week and run 33's until I have the cash for the RCD lift and some bigger tires.
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Suspensions different in 05, thats a load of crock I believe. Its still torsion bar based.
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Scratch the BL bud and do it right the first time.
The RCD kit recommends that you run 33"s just to save their buttox. But if a guy on here can run a 3" BL with 35" BFG Mud-terrains, I don't see why somone can't run a 5.5" RCD Suspension lift with a coilover front suspension... With minor trimming of course :).
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Suspensions different in 05, thats a load of crock I believe. Its still torsion bar based.
Wrong
05 trucks have 12" rotors. RCD lift is made for trucks with 11.25" rotors. Do a swap and you are set.
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thats all thats needed
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Wrong
05 trucks have 12" rotors. RCD lift is made for trucks with 11.25" rotors. Do a swap and you are set.

As does '04, and I believe some '03s.
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As does '04, and I believe some '03s.

yeap, all 4x4's in those years... also an issue with the pulse vac hubs
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only year to have pulse vac hubs i belive was 98 ......

as for 35s with just an rcd .... as long as u are running 15x8s im sure it can be done with no rubbing. if u go to a 15x10 which i would recommend with 35sdue to tire wear, you will have to have a 3 inch body unless u want to trim alot
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i don like 15x10
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i don like 15x10
Thank-you Jared.
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yeah, those suck ***...haha i know first hand
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they wont fit on your front end unless you crank your coils... i think
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they wont fit on your front end unless you crank your coils... i think
hey..... thats what i figuered d do after they were on.
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ok first off, ive seen a truck with the RCD only and 35s. it can be done.


PVH was 98 through 2000-1/2.

15x10s are not needed for better tire wear. The section widths are the same on 33x12.50s and 35x12.50s so the same size rim is A-OK. I prefer 15x8s far more than 15x10s. for one the sidewalls on the tires with 15x10s are too wide lookin and also its easier to pop a bead on 15x10s when wheeling.

Just get some fiberglass up front jared, then you will definately have no worries at all. and it'll lok P.I.M.P.
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holy hot damn your truck would be sweet with 35's!

just my two cents.
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