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post #2056 of 2220 Old 01-18-2012, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Cut it. Then you can run 35s if you want or just make a lot more room for the 33s.
Haha, I'm going to cut them soon. I don't want 35's they are too much tire for right now. And I just got brand new KM2's haha. But I do want to trim the rear and get long arms.


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Haha, I'm going to cut them soon. I don't want 35's they are too much tire for right now. And I just got brand new KM2's haha. But I do want to trim the rear and get long arms.
Once you trim and get adjustable long arms you can push the axle back 1-2" so you can have even more room. I am cutting another inch off my rear bumper (see basic guide line in pic) because I want as much room as possible for when I get a real lift and huge tires (37s) (2" BB and 31x10.50x15s right now)

Tire to bumper gap is 4.5" will be 5.5"


Tire to wheel well gap is 3.5" (stock was 1.5") and no way to make it any bigger without serious structural body mods so I will move the rear axle back at least an inch to recenter it.

3.5" gap looks small in pic LOL

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Tire position looks good where it is. The rear axle does not move straight up and down but more of an arch motion. I would test flex it, I bet it is great where it is.

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Tire position looks good where it is. The rear axle does not move straight up and down but more of an arch motion. I would test flex it, I bet it is great where it is.
The axle seems to arc towards the cab side in the rear with the stock arms. Before cutting the 31s rubbed the cab side somehow LOL (paint was scuffed up)
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Tire position looks good where it is. The rear axle does not move straight up and down but more of an arch motion. I would test flex it, I bet it is great where it is.
I can flex it today at work. Fork lift. I still want my axle further back. It just looks funky.

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depending on how much room you have, you want to have the tire pretty close to the rocker. Just far enough so it wont hit at droop, or in reverse. Like Brian said, the tire goes up and back, not straight up. Just flex it out and see how things look, then go from there.

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I can flex it today at work. Fork lift. I still want my axle further back. It just looks funky.
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depending on how much room you have, you want to have the tire pretty close to the rocker. Just far enough so it wont hit at droop, or in reverse. Like Brian said, the tire goes up and back, not straight up. Just flex it out and see how things look, then go from there.

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Eh, form is important too.

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got the tires today! pictures in my build!

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depending on how much room you have, you want to have the tire pretty close to the rocker. Just far enough so it wont hit at droop, or in reverse. Like Brian said, the tire goes up and back, not straight up. Just flex it out and see how things look, then go from there.
Flexed with stock bumpstops and front sway bar connected. Stock shocks are way too short with the 2" BB to allow for any down travel especially in front. I could not do this before cutting the rear as my first attemp had the tire and fender lip tearing each other up. Now I have 1.5" of height before the tire hits the inside of the wheel well.



Sorry to jack your thread but I thought you might like to see pics as you are going to be cutting the rear fenders soon.
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Flexed with stock bumpstops and front sway bar connected. Stock shocks are way too short with the 2" BB to allow for any down travel especially in front. I could not do this before cutting the rear as my first attemp had the tire and fender lip tearing each other up. Now I have 1.5" of height before the tire hits the inside of the wheel well.
I was talking mainly about the rear.

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I was talking mainly about the rear.
Form of the rear? Yea you were.

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lmao...

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I was talking mainly about the rear.
I know and I was showing the rear stuffed up as high as it can go. The front has tons of room so no worries there.
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I know and I was showing the rear stuffed up as high as it can go. The front has tons of room so no worries there.
you have mega trimming, and are on stock arms, correct?

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