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Unread 09-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #16
mcannon111
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you wouldn't necessarily have to regear, but it would be sluggish on the highway without the regear.

and no the tires would not rub if you have a 4 to 3.5 inch backspacing. i ran 33x12.50s with on my 3.25 backspacing (sticks the tire farther out than a 4 inch, opposite of what you'd think) at stock height with hardly any rubbing at all

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Unread 09-21-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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i ran 33x12.50s with on my 3.25 backspacing (sticks the tire farther out than a 4 inch, opposite of what you'd think) at stock height with hardly any rubbing at all
Well, you must be a mall crawler if you ran 33x12.50 tires at stock height .
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Unread 09-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #18
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I did what you are wanting to do a little over a year ago. i went with a 3.5 RE lift and regeared my axles to 4.56- i have a 3 speed auto and it runs great i love it.
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