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wow i love your truck shane... if the only casualty is my flares then by all means i can do that!

but on gearing.. if i do mostly city driving.. say 20% highway.. 4.56 or 4.88? im not worried about take off too bad, im more concerned with mileage. if i can keep it above 12 i would be happy. i get ~16 mixed now
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I am running Q78's which are listed by gateway as a 35.5x 11.00...Not even gonna lie they don't rub on the road and rub very lightly on the valance at half lock right and bouncing over terrain. Never tried stuff the rear though. the rim backspacing and width is key though. My 33's rub on the sway bar with stock rims but i get full range of steering with the 15x8's cuz the spaced out i think 3 5/8". And personally it looks hot. Unfortunate for u steppyside beds have more room under the fenders.
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^^THAT is why i wish mine was a steppie sometimes.


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wow i love your truck shane... if the only casualty is my flares then by all means i can do that!

but on gearing.. if i do mostly city driving.. say 20% highway.. 4.56 or 4.88? im not worried about take off too bad, im more concerned with mileage. if i can keep it above 12 i would be happy. i get ~16 mixed now

i get a constant 16 right now with 4.88's and 35's with the manual and the 4.0 sohc. it's VERY efficient at about 50-60....reguarly pulling 24mpg off the calibrated scangauge.

MOST go 4.56.....i chose to go 4.88 which is just slightly lower final gearing than stock 4.10 and 30.5's.


for a truck that came with 4.10s and 30.5's......to get 'stock feel' while driving, the gear ratio equivilent to stock and having 35's is approx 4.66:1...i chose to go deeper since i'm a manual and i like my slow crawling. It's really a toss up. mileage: go 56. fun factor: go 88.
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wait, so i can run 35s on a bl lift and tbar crank/addaleaf or shackle? for a mostly daily driven truck?
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I don't mean to jack your thread, but it sort of relates. I see that 35s fit stuffed with just a bodylift. Would it be about the same with just the Superlift? It would only be for street, I would still wheel with 33s.
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its cool
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I wouldn't, your gonna rub and the ride will be crap
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you can mine does not rub only a little at full lock when i turn, but I also dont wheel it at all it WOULD rub alot if taken off road. You will have no prob driving it everyday also.
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sweet! what about bl and 1.5 inch tbar crank and shackle?
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I wouldn't, your gonna rub and the ride will be crap
Why would it ride like crap? The depends entirely on the type of tire and how well it is balanced.
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I don't mean to jack your thread, but it sort of relates. I see that 35s fit stuffed with just a bodylift. Would it be about the same with just the Superlift? It would only be for street, I would still wheel with 33s.

Here is mine with 35's, 1" bodylift and Superlifted. They will rub when offroading and under heavy acceleration there is no getting around it unless you pull the bedsides.

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And here is what it looks like when you fully flex the rear suspension. Notice the flare is coming loose and the bedside support is broken off causing the beside to flop around.

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Here is mine with 35's, 1" bodylift and Superlifted. They will rub when offroading and under heavy acceleration there is no getting around it unless you pull the bedsides.

Thanks man. I don't mind rubbing while offroading. I have my bedside all pulled and mangled out just from stuffing the 33s up in there. If I get 35s it would just be on road mostly anyway. Probably some ATZs or something. Thanks again for the pics.
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Why would it ride like crap? The depends entirely on the type of tire and how well it is balanced.
I was talking about maxxed out bars not tires.
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I was talking about maxxed out bars not tires.
My bad, well on that note, that is an opinion. I love the way my truck rides/drives.
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Very true, I hate it lol. Too stiff for me
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not completely maxing them,just like an inch or so
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I don't think you could fit the 12.5 wide ones without rubbing like crazy without maxxed bars. Just run 33s
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dam, is there a way to just purchase the front components to the superlift?
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my t- bars are not maxxed out i just cranked them enough to get about a inch out of them
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how does it ride with the bl and cranked tbars?
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^Terrible
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Stiff because of the t- bars but the body lift does not effect the ride quality
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I had to max mine all the way and still rubbed at full turn. It rode like a brick.
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