Moving up to 37’s, advice requested (1 Viewer)

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Looking cool is one thing, not rubbing is another. -12 offset is the key to minimal rubbing and not chopping up your rig for clearance.
Cptn ob: Everything is a give-get and what makes ya happy. There's a finite amount of space. Move the tire in or out, frwd or aft. Adjust accordingly, but stilts is a non-starter 4 moi.
 

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To move up to 37’s, there are a lot of options. Depends on your driving style (lots of skinny pedal vs crawling over obstacles), your terrain, and how deep you want to go into strengthening your truck.

Suggest keeping the lift 2” to 3” to keep your center of gravity as low as possible. The lower the lift, the more fender and wheel well trimming you’ll need. I’m on 37’s with a 3” lift and 1” body lift. @Broski is on 39’s with a 2” lift. His truck height is lower than mine and is one of the most capable rigs out there. Check out his thread. You might avoid buying a double cardan front driveshaft with a smaller lift?


I had to trim 1 1/2” off the the rear fenders and I still rub at max flex. Taller lift, less trimming, more top heavy and tippy. Shorter lift, more trimming, better stability. Lots of compromise to consider based on your type of wheeling and willingness to cut.

I agree with @Slickspawn that moving the front axle forward .62” to 1.00” to helps clear the firewall and fender. Delta VS LONG version 3” arms move 1” forward and adjust your camber at the same time.


Heavier tires and loads on the truck arguably can use upgrades to brakes, steering components and links. 105 sector shaft and pitman arm, upgraded tie rod and steering bar with 555 ends, upgraded upper and lower control arms. I like the Eimkeith lower control arm skids to protect the mounts.


Upgrading front axles to RCV 4340 or 300m is good preventative maintenance if your driving in the rocks. Details like
ARP knuckle studs, hub stubs and Wits’ End “Nut Huggers” are good additions.

I’m assuming you already have
Extended SS Braided Brake lines and E-brake drop block.

Look forward to seeing your results !!
 
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Cptn ob: Everything is a give-get and what makes ya happy. There's a finite amount of space. Move the tire in or out, frwd or aft. Adjust accordingly, but stilts is a non-starter 4 moi.
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