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so if i crank the t-bar

so if i crank the t-bar i can get about 2in to the front and use a 2in block on the back, do think i can fit a set of 33's or bigger? eventually im going to do a b/l but not for a while. just looking for some input on an easy way to get bigger tires on there
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assuming you have a 4x4 or edge, You MIGHT get 2" out of the front bars. Each truck is different. However, you will notice you already have a 2" block back there. Most i've seen from a torsion crank is leveling out of the truck, an added 2" to the back will bring the tail up, even with a torsion crank.

I've seen that 33x10.50 with the right backspacing is max with a torsion crank without rubbing.
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i got a 2004 EDGE 4X4
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You'd scrub the rear of the front fender flares at full lock, but you can trim that easy to where it looks like it should be made like that. You already have a block in the back but if you were to level it out with the t-bar crank you could fit. The rear would fit fine as it is, no problems. Just crank the bars and trim the flares, I can post pictures of how and where to trim if you want.
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yeah post as many pics of it as you can, this is the first real mod i will be doing to the truck
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you might be able to get away with putting a superduty 3inch lift block in the rear and cranking the t-bars up thats what i did but i havent tried to fit 33 under it yet.
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I wouldnt lift the rear at all if your only doing a t-bar crank. That way your truck sits level.

And 33"s should fit, but might rub slightly at full deflection. I have the 4" superlift and mine rub every now and then when I turn fully and reverse.
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you might be able to get away with putting a superduty 3inch lift block in the rear and cranking the t-bars up thats what i did but i havent tried to fit 33 under it yet.
how big of a tire are you running?
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I got screwed on mine, went and bought the blocks, got to my friends house to put them on... one bar was already cranked all the way, and one had 1/4 left.... dont know what happened there, never messed with it before... didnt get to do the lift
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Hey brian, Im runnin a 285/70-17 which is like a 32.8 X 11.3 err something.... I cranked my t-bars I think 4 turns to level it out.
Heres cranked 4 turns before the 285's...
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Heres after with the 285's (the concrete and the gravel are different, thats why it dosnt looked cranked)
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Minor rubbing, just at full turn.
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t-bar crank (#1 bars) and chevy springs in the rear
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Hey brian, Im runnin a 285/70-17 which is like a 32.8 X 11.3 err something.... I cranked my t-bars I think 4 turns to level it out. Minor rubbing, just at full turn.
looks good. i try not to turn my wheels fully anyway. how much did those cost you
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t-bar crank (#1 bars) and chevy springs in the rear
thats actually the look im going for, all blacked out. are those jeep rims?
i would actually like to have sully's rims witha little bit of chrome to match my step bars, but i cant afford those i think im going to buy a set similar to yours but chrome and paint them black or powder coat them at work, i can get them for 75 bucks off my buddy's jeep wrangler
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i need help real quick and i didnt feel like searching a whole lot but yea.. if i crank my t-bars an inch will i need an alignment?
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Brian, I got a set of 5 285/70-17 BFG's on craigslist for $175 for all 5... Whenever you find a deal, go for it man! Oh, I got my wheels which are 17X8 Ion 136's for $125 a peice.... Alot cheaper than I thought they would be. I wanted something a little bit different and trust me, alot of people turn their heads when I roll by.
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Brian, I got a set of 5 285/70-17 BFG's on craigslist for $175 for all 5... Whenever you find a deal, go for it man! Oh, I got my wheels which are 17X8 Ion 136's for $125 a peice.... Alot cheaper than I thought they would be. I wanted something a little bit different and trust me, alot of people turn their heads when I roll by.
did you get them off patriot auto for $125? ive been looking at there stuff for a while and i got aproved for $7000 @ 7% ARP but dont know how much anything is, they dont tell ya untill you purchase them.
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Nope, I got em at Custom Vehicles of Zanesville, their distribution warehouse had a set on the showroom floor.
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