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Rear is Lifted( a lot )

Today I lifted the rear of the truck now its way taller than the front. Rims are on the way. BL and tires will be on by my next paycheck, and plannin on ordering spindles, Btw what spindles should I get.
31's keep lookin smaller.

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I know its still a 2 wheel drive but I have decided on tires, 35x13.50 SS LTB

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looks like a drag truck lol...btw mean lookin tires you are wanting
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yeah it's got a tad bit of a rake.
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Im thinkin you mean LTB, but id steer away from those. They are a cheaper version of the popular TSL, but ive heard they arent in demand like other SS tires. Stick with a TSL or TSL SSR.
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Im thinkin you mean LTB, but id steer away from those. They are a cheaper version of the popular TSL, but ive heard they arent in demand like other SS tires. Stick with a TSL or TSL SSR.
Yeah ur right it was LTB, I was plannin on gettin TSL's at first but I saw these and liked em better
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13.50 awesome! I hope you have plans to beef up the rear end x10 good thing you have a 4.0

get that pan molded!
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13.50 awesome! I hope you have plans to beef up the rear end x10 good thing you have a 4.0

get that pan molded!
Any advice on what I should get I have 4.11 gears already what else should i get, I am also plannin on getting the svo dif cover.

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Just figured I would post pics of the rear suspension, I need leaf springs bad.


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I like to see pics. of the progress. Your truck is starting look like a sweet lifted ride.
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I like to see pics. of the progress. Your truck is starting look like a sweet lifted ride.
Thanks didn't get pics of the block install, But I will be taking some when we do the body lift and spindles.
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I like that A LOT better than before! Great work!
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did u take springs out of your leaf pack? and what kind of block is that? 4"?
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weres the before picture......I would stay away from those tires, i would get some buckshot mudders if it were me...

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did u take springs out of your leaf pack? and what kind of block is that? 4"?


I was low three days ago, remember, and yeah it's missing some, and of course I tossed em about a year ago, gonna go pick some up at the JY tomorrow, and they are 3" blocks.

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weres the before picture......I would stay away from those tires, i would get some buckshot mudders if it were me...

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Before and After Just for you. and I may not be going with that tire im puttin some used 33's on next week until I can get my Bl and Spindles

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everyone seems to be goin lower to lifted.. haha sweet.. lookin good so far.. love the tires.. im hopin my next tire is the baja claws.. ooo
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those are nice tires if you are gonna turn the truck into a trail rig. if you want to use them on the street your throwing your $ away they wear extrealy fast, i would rather recommend the trxus mt its simalar and made by interco and doesnt wear extreamly extreamly fast.
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Looking good....
With that said, I need to ask what your intentions are with the trucks buildup??
IF you looking at using it for SERIOUS trail use.... then I would suggest going 4WD. While good tires, suspension and a locker in the rear differential will take you a long way on the trail... A lot of trail obstacle require the front differential to assist in pulling over an obstacle not the rear tires trying push the front tires over an obstacle...
IF you are building the truck for mild trail use... then I would consider either installing James Duff traction bars or remove the lift blocks and purchase a quality set of leaf springs... The lift blocks WILL reduce the life of the factory spring pack and also create AXLE WRAP under hard acceleration which will destroy the leaf springs and put excessive wear on the rear u-joint.
The tires you are considering are MAINLY for mudding and not really recommended for highway use.... Their traction on the highway is just short of TERRIBLE....
The Goodyear Wrangler MTR is a fabulous tire, which I have used for 5 years in snow, mud, desert sand, rain and highway.... While they work best in snow and dirt they work quite well in mud and desert sand also!!! They are not overly expensive for the performance you receive...
Check out the URL and the write up....

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Looking good....

The Goodyear Wrangler MTR is a fabulous tire, which I have used for 5 years in snow, mud, desert sand, rain and highway.... While they work best in snow and dirt they work quite well in mud and desert sand also!!! They are not overly expensive for the performance you receive...
Check out the URL and the write up....

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YES! i agree, even tho i havnt used them for that long they are working great for me.
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Looks awesome! Props to you for lifting a 2WD. I'm considering a small lift on mine, after I get 31's or something...

Why is your sway bar so small? I have a 1" from a Bronco II and that looks like half the diameter of mine!
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[QUOTE=OffRoad 4x4]Looking good....

IF you are building the truck for mild trail use... then I would consider either installing James Duff traction bars or remove the lift blocks and purchase a quality set of leaf springs... The lift blocks WILL reduce the life of the factory spring pack and also create AXLE WRAP under hard acceleration which will destroy the leaf springs and put excessive wear on the rear u-joints


The leaf springs are destroyed check out the pic, I am plannin on getting new lift springs out back, as far as a serious off road vehicle, not really I'm just doing it for looks, and the tires I have not decided on thats why I posted the pic to get opinions, loft of negative feedback on those tires so I will probbly go with something else.
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Any advice on what I should get I have 4.11 gears already what else should i get, I am also plannin on getting the svo dif cover.
4:11's are chevy gears I'm pretty sure, you should have 4:10's I'd gear up to 4:56 with that wide and heavy of a tire.

you Don't need 4x4 just a locker, Griggs does some major wheeling and he has your set up but skinnier 35's and an E-locker ( auburn ected specifically).
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4:11's are chevy gears I'm pretty sure, you should have 4:10's I'd gear up to 4:56 with that wide and heavy of a tire.

you Don't need 4x4 just a locker, Griggs does some major wheeling and he has your set up but skinnier 35's and an E-locker ( auburn ected specifically).

I don't know what I was thinkin, ur right. I was plannin on getting a locker too.
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