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post #1 of 94 Old 02-28-2014, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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biggest tires with 4" or less lift

I'll start this as I'm sitting now...

I live in WA state, where there are lift laws but are pretty loosely enforced as long as your not to crazy with building. I'm currently looking at moving to ND, where max legal lift is only 4".

With the current budget and savings plan, a 3.5 f>r fits the bill along with (hopefully) some 33x10.50's and trimming.

This made me curious tho, as to who has stuffed 34+ tires on their 4- lift?! What all did you do to accomplish this? With as many pics as you have also please (because there's no doubt they look sweet)!


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post #2 of 94 Old 03-02-2014, 07:57 AM
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Anything bigger than 33's is ghey.

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33's are the perfect size. Some trimming of the fenders, wheels with less backspacing, and you will get chicks.
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post #6 of 94 Old 03-03-2014, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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That's about all I think I can get away with unless I swap axles. No budget for that yet.

I want to know the specs on this rig! This is basically what provoked my post.
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^- That thing is most likely an Icelandic Jeep. They build their 4x4s to handle deep snow/ glaciercs/ volcanic ash. They usually don't have a whole lot of lift, but plenty of body/ unibody modifications to make room for the larger tires. In many cases also extended front and rear wheelbase.

Sort of reminds me of the Hemi WK AEV built, IIRC it had around 4" of lift, but they ran 40s or 42s. You can do pretty much anything with an angle grinder, some creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, metal and a welder

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I had 35s on mine with only a 3.5" lift. Slight trimming on both bumpers, some trimming and hammering in the front wheel well. Had to dial in wheel spacers, bump stops and limiting straps to make it work but it worked just fine.


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i just slapped on some 33x12.50s this saturday, i will have to add some bump-stomp and wheel it, then decide if i need to go up more, it is good so far on the pavement.


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Nice hunt...what do you have for lift right now? I've got another post trying to get input on what I'm thinking about for suspension right now.

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Nice hunt...what do you have for lift right now? I've got another post trying to get input on what I'm thinking about for suspension right now.
hey shock, thanks.

3.5" RE springs in the front with front springs in the rear. 2" RE budget boost shocks on all stock control arms

clayton front heavy duty track bar and that is about it for suspension

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post #12 of 94 Old 03-04-2014, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, that does hunt. Thanks. IRO 3.5 is one I'm considering, but I do want control arms too. Keep me posted on how those 33's treat your fenders!

Radean, you have any pics of your old rig?

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post #13 of 94 Old 03-04-2014, 01:41 PM
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Yea, that does hunt. Thanks. IRO 3.5 is one I'm considering, but I do want control arms too. Keep me posted on how those 33's treat your fenders!

Radean, you have any pics of your old rig?
i'll save you teh wait. if he tries to flex it out on something bigger than a curb he's going to cut those pretty tires up and most likely rip the bumper off.


what tire fits' is relative to what you're building. if flexing less than an IFS truck is all you need then you can sure pop some fat tires on it. if you want it all flexy and stuff then you're not doing much more than a 33, with a bit of trimming.

again, thats all relative to what you think is 'flex'

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post #14 of 94 Old 03-04-2014, 02:47 PM
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I 2nd this^^^


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post #15 of 94 Old 03-04-2014, 03:49 PM
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i third it
im at 5-6" and still running 33s but it will flex its arse off. its also a matter of axles. id rather beat the piss out of it on 33s than be like the wranglers i wheel with constantly breaking shafts on 35s or 37s and stock axles and always afraid to get on it. not to mention the only 34 i know of (non metric) is the swamper ltbs (awesome tire) but they only measure out to a large 33 ...like 33.3 or something like that


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