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Okay i'm curious...how much of a lift would I need on my '98 Ram to fit 38s on 15x10s? The 3 inches i have now clears 35s but I still scrape occasionally on rocks/boulders...besides, it's just a little to low.
 

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Ian,

You need to add at least another 5" of lift to clear 38's! I have a friend who has a 5" SkyJacker Lift and a 3" PA body lift and he clears 38.5" Swampers! It looks really good, but hella high! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">

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I have a 97 w/ 5in class II skyjacker and a
3in PA body w/38 tsl radials
on 15x10 and they do rub when turning if the tire is pushed into the wheel well
 

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Those of you who have or know someone who have 38's, how bad do they rub with 8 inches of lift? Is it too bad to deal with or is it just enough to be annoying? Where do they rub, on the lower fender sheetmetal or on the plastic inner fender? Also it seemed like most of you guys were on 10 inch wheels would being on 12's be better or worse in terms of rubbing? I ask because this weekend I bought a set of 35x16x15 Boggers on 12 inch wheels. They rubbed a little on the sheetmetal wheel the wheel got cut all the way. I was wondering if I could clear 38's with a 3 inch body lift?
 

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38's on 10 inch wheels will sit a little taller than the same et of 38's mounted on 12 inch wheels. The reason being that the wider rim will allow the tire to stretch out instead of squeezing it onto a 10inch wheel. I have a set of 35X12.50X15's on 15X8" American racing rims and have no rubbing problems that I can tell however if I compress the suspension alot I will probably tear my inner fenderwell out. When I put them on 15X10's they will stretch out which should cure my fenderwell probelms but might cause some rubbing. Its kinda a toss up either way but I'd rather rub sideways than vertically.

How much much lift do you currently have? If you have 5-8" already a 3" body lift should cause no problem with rubbing sheetmetal, however you'll wanna check clearance between the wheel/tire and your suspension.

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Hey, I currently have a 5in skyjacker w/ 285x75x16s, way small I know. Next week I,m installing a 3in PA body lift, I was wondering how 37in ssr or boggers will fit. I'de like to have quite a bit of fender tire clearance.Will I need a 2in front spacer too?
Also is 4.5in off-set wheels ok?
 

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Joe Blow - With the 3" body lift you should be able to clear 37's MAYBE 38's... but that really depends on your truck. Each truck lifts differently, mine being no exception. The lift I got is a 6" skyjacker, and is supposed to keep the 3" factory blocks along with the 6" springs I got so as to raise the rear 3" higher than the front. Problem is the rear is about an inch lower than the front. Oh well, I just have to find some 6" blocks off a diesel truck and slap them in there.

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Yeah I know it sounds a little bit high, I think i'd like rock crawling a bit, I enjoy trails as well...more than mud. I want to get the Warn 4x4 steps later also. They're quick disconnects so I can take them off when I go wheeling, and keep them on when i'm on the street.
 
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