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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-29-2014, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling or Lift Kit?

On my 7.3 I have stock height with 33in tires and no rubbing, I recently bought 17in rims with 35in tires. Would a leveling kit fit that? or should I go with a 4in lift?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 12:09 PM
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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

4" lift

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

4" lift will run you $2k+ and give you the feel of a Cadillac. 3.5" levelling kit will run you $600 and give you all the room you need for 37's and the ride will be like that of a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Oh wait, wasn't that what you put it on in the first place? People will get very defensive and touchy over why a lift is better because of the ride characteristics blah blah blah but to all those people I say "then you should have lifted a Mercedes"
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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

I'm running 325/65/18s with a leveling kit and 4inch rear blocks but I do have some rubbing with driver side

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

Have a 2'' Leveling kit (well extra spring in the front and block in the back) and have Nitto 295/70R18 which are about 34.5 tall and 11.77 wide. That is on an excursion and have no rubbing any bigger and it would rub at full turn

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

I think a leveling kit and 350 blocks in the rear should do just fine. My tires are 34.5 and I've got plenty of room to spare.

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

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I think a leveling kit and 350 blocks in the rear should do just fine. My tires are 34.5 and I've got plenty of room to spare.
The tires in your signature are not 34.5 inches unless your running something different.

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

39.5x 13.5 stock height. You could skip the lift and go for cut outs.

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Re: Leveling or Lift Kit?

I'm thinking of going with the 4 inch lift....

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The tires in your signature are not 34.5 inches unless your running something different.
Haven't updated my signature in a while. Running toyo open country at2 in 315/75r16 now.

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