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Mickey Thompsons. Possible clearance issues?

Hey boys.

Got a question regarding clearance issues. Or, possible clearance issues...

I've got some Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTX Tires (35x12.50R15LT M+S) mounted on 8 Spoke Allied Wheel Company Wheels (15x8 15x4.5). I just installed fender flares and plan on doin' a 3.5inch spindle lift up front (dur da dur!) and a 3inch leaf (or other) lift in the back. Will this clear? If not, I'll just do a Body Lift to add to the height.

Also... How high can I lift it without having to replace brake lines? (How much do those run?)

Thanks fellas.
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no and no...

no.. you cant fit 35's with just a spindle and flares, you will need a body lift...

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no... you dont need to get new brake lines. if you plan on really flexing the truck out should you get new one's sure it would be nice...

and do AAL and shackles for the rear... or get the i beleave skyjacker lift leaf pack... your choice
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you will need the bl i believe, break lines aint bad, just go ahead and replace them, ur probably lookin at like 50 bucks or so depending on what you get is what i got mine for at napa. i need to get my bl on still
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On and Edge model like mine, which is lifted from the factory, just spindles will get you enough clearance.

But on a 4x2 non-Edge model like yours, I have to agree that you will need the body lift as well, or a more extreme suspension lift to begin with.

Not sure on your vehicle how far you can manipulate the brake lines.
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John you dont have fender flares eather but he is puttin them on that is gonna cause some of the problems
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I have the stock flares -- not sure how different they are from the ones on that year.
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hmm dude i forgot about that you also removed the valance too right john?
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Right. Flares are still on, though I modified them slightly in the mounting to get back about 1/4" to 1/2" clearance and now they "gap" slightly because of it.

But they're coming off and being replaced with the cutout flares I got from Andy (Int3rc3ptor).
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Here's the truck as it looks right now, more or less:

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RIGHT NOW.. your truck is stuck in mud john that blows lol
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LMAO!

Uhhh...let me amend that previous statement...

What I MEANT was...
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ya man you schould get that out of the water before you go getting all carried away on the computer.......
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I forgot I left it there...dang ADD...
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lol she is gonna be a pune'y you i know like after you get out of the shower man is she gonna be mad lol
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lol yeah he will deff need the b/l, im non edge 2wd with a 6 inch skyjacker lift and i had to cut my front valence about a 1/2 inch on the bottom corner to keep my 33's from rubbing, i got a b/l waiting to go on just need some ppl to help me with it. im hoping my 33's dont look too small afterwards since i just got them about 2k miles ago
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