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Unread 05-26-2017, 11:45 AM
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So what are you going to use for fender liner now?
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TTengineer, thanks I didn't know if it would work either but I figure it would be close. So I went for it. I had planned on if necessary I could lift it like the AEV kit and limit suspension travel.

Thank you Moonshine. I have a ton more pictures, and who doesn't like pictures.

BoldAdventure, I just put the wheels on last night when they came in, i was too excited. The plan is to use a fork lift to flex out the suspension and make sure the fire wall is clearanced enough for the tire and fender liner. Then I will weld it all up.

I might add some lift to the truck in the future, I don't know. If I do it would be 2 to 3 inches. By doing all of this I'm trying maximized suspension travel, not just gain height.

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Very nice look you achieved. What wheel is that? I am thinking of doing the 40" install from 37" and now think 15.5 will fit just fine.
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Chet6.7 thanks

Between last night and today I've done 40 miles or so, all in town, and I only have rubbed on the upper control arm at almost full lock. I have not installed steering stops 1/8 would be about right. So far no body contact, and no swaybar contact, I hit upper control arm first.

I forgot to say the wheels are American Eagle 101 new style 20x10 -20 offset.

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Eric, from all my research what I could find is a 20x10 with a -25 offset is the most aggressive, off the shelf. I like the look of these wheels too much and gave up the 5mm difference. This is an offset you would want to look for if you're going this route. -12 of The AEV wheels is not enough in my opinion, I under stand the reasons why it is sized that way, I chose what would work for me. The 15.5 wide tire will only limit steering, hitting the arms or I think swaybar in the newer trucks. Oh and thank you very much for the compliment.
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Unread 05-27-2017, 10:01 AM
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Stormtroopers do you have any pictures of how much you trimmed the headlight surrounds?

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Unread 05-27-2017, 03:27 PM
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One fender done.... taped flare to bumper. I think it's gonna look good!
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Unread 05-27-2017, 06:08 PM
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That looks awesome. I'm curious to see what it's like working and living with a truck that has 40s. I'm a general contractor and use my truck for everything too.
I love the look of 40s but at the end of the day, 90% of my driving is On Road.
Good job!
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Unread 05-27-2017, 09:07 PM
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That looks awesome. I'm curious to see what it's like working and living with a truck that has 40s. I'm a general contractor and use my truck for everything too.

I love the look of 40s but at the end of the day, 90% of my driving is On Road.

Good job!


Same here. And I also have that fear of the 40's being too big for a truck I work out of. I will say though that after seeing an XL in person that it's not THAT big. It's big for sure but it's not bogger big.

What's holding me back now is that you can not get an A/T in a 40. I'd love to see the Toyo R/T or the Nitto Ridge Grappler in a 40 and would swap to 40s the day they make them available but sadly only mud terrains are available in 40s.


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