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Superlift, BL, Torsion Crank=?

Ok, I will be acquiring a Superlift in short order and I already have a BL for the truck. I will be cranking the T-Bars up, my question is, Can I fit 37's on it. I don't offroad the truck very much but I do show it quite often. Reason I ask is because I would have to get new wheels as I have 18's on the truck now and it is a beotch to find a tire with some size for an 18" wheel without paying out the wazoo! But the 37x12.5x17 mtr's are everywhere at a decent price.
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It looks like Zach has plenty of room, but he doesn't have fender flares and you may not be able to tuck those 37s as well as the 35s
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the flares are the killer for you.

i think 37s would fit on mine with minimal rubbing at flex.

but i wouldnt run any bigger than 35s on our IFS, even if you are just driving down the road.
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I guess. Back to the drawing board...
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edit: I just read zachs post, I forgot about the IFS thing...
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I guess. Back to the drawing board...

run a 35x12.x17 that would still look killer. otherwise. SFA.
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Ok, just another quickie, can a 12.5" wide tire work on a 9" wide wheel? Or do I need to just go and get more wheels lol
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Yeah Zach, SFA is in the works. But I really want to get the truck paid off and get another truck to drive and do the SFA right.
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oh yeah, it will work great.

most 12.5" wide tires recommend 8.5"-10" wide wheels.
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Yeah Zach, SFA is in the works. But I really want to get the truck paid off and get another truck to drive and do the SFA right.

someday that is all our dreams.
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Cool, Saleen's and Boggers...what a combo lol
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Not on a show truck! Just go with some 35s. Here's a link to some tire options for 18" rims with 35" tires.

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lol do it.

what is the ofset of the saleens? do they stick out much?
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Not really. I am on the phone with National Tire and Wheel talking about tire and wheel packages. I will just get some new wheels to go along with the new tires. There just isn't any offset really on the saleens.

I like the black wheels so I am looking into the the black street locks. But with new wheels I will probably stick with 15's as the tires are more affordable and available.
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Ok, got a new path. 35x14.5x15" Super Swamper SSR's on 15x12 with 4" backspacing 152 Streetlocks.

You know I gotta be different lol
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lol that is going to be really wide.

hope you like replacing wheel bearings.
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Yeah. I hate to go with the norm and do the 35x12.5 route. But then again I need to be somewhat reliable.
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why not use that wide of a tire but stick with a 15x10
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Ya think? I didn't know how well a 14.5" wide tire would do on a 10" wide wheel?
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wouldnt be any different than a 12.5" wide tire on a 8" rim like alot of people do.
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It seems like every time we see someone do that, everyone is giving them grief about it...too wide for the wheel and whatnot. Not saying it isn't an option, but I don't want to have to fight back the chronic whiners.
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no alot of people complain because i run a 10" wheel and not a 8"

i say screw them all. run what you want to run.

but at the same time i just told you not to run 15x12. you know 12" is a foot! lol that is a wide a$$ wheel, and you will have rubbing issues in the front i bet.
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I am still wondering why the 37's would be any worse than running wide **** 35's

But I see where you are coming from now. I will be adding Gil's bumpers as soon as he gets them out and will be adding glass front fenders as soon as I get them painted. Will prolly still rub the tbars though at a hard turn.
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something else i have been thinking of is i want to do a SFA, no real commitment yet but i was also wanting new wheels. ive decided not to waste my money on new wheels becasue if you do a SFA, you wont want a 5x4.5 bolt pattern.

ah prolly no reall differnce from wide tires to narrow 37s, but you wanted wide 37s to begin with.
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True. The hard part is finding the axle to throw under the front. I can't find one anywhere around me. I have a guy willing to do the work but we just can't find an axle for it.

And why is it that 35's are more expensive than 37's?
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