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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-11-2016, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just added lift 3" front 2.5" rear

Front: 3" lift using strut forks and Bilstien 4600 struts. Rear: 2.5 lift using coil springs spacer and Bilstien 5100 shocks. A couple pictures. Now I need to get bigger tires. Recommendations? Do I need to replace the rims?
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Front: 3" lift using strut forks and Bilstien 4600 struts. Rear: 2.5 lift using coil springs spacer and Bilstien 5100 shocks. A couple pictures. Now I need to get bigger tires. Recommendations? Do I need to replace the rims?
26570R17's.

No, you don't have to replace the rims unless you want to.


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I had my stock rims sand/media blasted and powder coated. Went xtra heavy duty on powder coat and it cost me $90 a rim...
Also what kind of tires are u getting? Look into the Goodyear Wrangler Duratract!! Load range E... AMAZING..
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I was considering 255 75 17 BF Goodrich M/T but think I would have to put some kind of wheel spacers on. I am looking for options but need to get new tires in the next day or two.
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Thanks for the input. Decoded to go 265 70 17 as recommended. Chose 1.5" spacers, Pro Comp AT's (I think it came out to a 31.5" diameter). Chose 4 Wheel Parts as vendor and install. Added their in house warranty at $150 that covers full replacement 0 cost for first 50% of tread, on and off-road. Great warranty! Will post pictures after the install on Monday.
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Thanks for the input. Decoded to go 265 70 17 as recommended. Chose 1.5" spacers, Pro Comp AT's (I think it came out to a 31.5" diameter). Chose 4 Wheel Parts as vendor and install. Added their in house warranty at $150 that covers full replacement 0 cost for first 50% of tread, on and off-road. Great warranty! Will post pictures after the install on Monday.
I have a 2 inch RC lift and that's the tire size that I'm running and it's also the tire size that Rough Country recommends to run with their 2 inch lift.

The 26570R17's give me over an inch of additional sidewall height so I'm actually 3 inches (maybe slightly more) above factory ride height.

I think you'll be very happy with the way those tires look & perform with your lift.


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I'd be interested in seeing your lift components.

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I have a 2 inch RC lift and that's the tire size that I'm running and it's also the tire size that Rough Country recommends to run with their 2 inch lift.

The 26570R17's give me over an inch of additional sidewall height so I'm actually 3 inches (maybe slightly more) above factory ride height.

I think you'll be very happy with the way those tires look & perform with your lift.
Do you know the width and offset of your Centerline rims? I'm about to order rims and will be running same size tires and lift and I like the looks of yours. Wheels I'm considering are Pacer Soft 8's 17x8 with 0 offset, which calculator tells me stick out 1.94" vs stock.

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Do you know the width and offset of your Centerline rims? I'm about to order rims and will be running same size tires and lift and I like the looks of yours. Wheels I'm considering are Pacer Soft 8's 17x8 with 0 offset, which calculator tells me stick out 1.94" vs stock.
They are 17 x 8 with 5.5 inch back spacing.


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Thanks. So my tires will stick out 1" more, which I think I can live with.

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