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Can anyone give me any tips,tricks,or helpful info on installing this lift kit.I'll be installing next weekend, and would like to be as prepared as possible.Instructions are vague as how to reinstall brake line brackets. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
THANKS Larry

P.S. New to this forum but I'll be back often. This is the coolest 4X4 page I've seen so far
 

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http://www.pavementsucks.com/tech/lift.php

I did not have to do anything with my brake lines if I recall correctly.
 

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I don't think there was anything special about reattaching the brake lines. Be careful with your vacuum lines going to the front axel. I bent mine while extending the suspension to make room for the spring spacers. They touched the catalytic converter and burned a whole in them. That's all I can think of.
 

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Can you fit 33x12.5x15 (or 16) on a 15x10 (or 16x10) wheel? I have a chance to get a 3" lift for $400 and 33's for $136/tire. Let me know.

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I think we had hit the rim size thing in the Lift Questions forum. I dunno, I think unless you go 5" or more an 8" wide rim is as wide as you'll want to go! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
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i want to put 35 / 12.5 inch mud terrains on 15 / 10 inch wheels w/ 3.25 inch backspacing. Will these fit on my '95 ram 1500 4x4 with a 3 inch supention and 3 inch body lift? Would i be better going with a 5 inch suspention and no body lift? Will i need to swap gears? Will it handle bad with 35 inch mud terrains? What can i do about it? Any input will be appreciated.
 

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Also, are 10 inch wheels too wide for the truck? Are 8 inch wheels to narrow for the 12.5 inch tires? How far off will my speed signal be off with 35 inch tires? Will i need to get a speed signal re-calibrator? How much will i spend on that? Why are steel wheels less expensive that aluminum? Is it worth paying more for aluminum? Will the mud terrains wear really quickly on the road? I know i have alot of questions. i would appreciate any answers.
 

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Joe,
I am not sure what it exactly is going to do about your performance. I personally plan on putting money into intake, exhaust & computer upgrades before I goto a different gearing. I also would think going with the 5" would be better than a 3"x3" - Actually, I think JAson B had made a comment somewhere that he'd wished that he bought the 5" instead of the 3". I dunno, it's all personal preference and depends on how hard you plan on wheeling.
I would stick to the 10" rims, but again it's what you personally like. I know with my Fab-Tech lift it states not to go with a rim with more than 3.75" of backspacing. Check out the lifts you are interested in and then find out what tire combo will work with it!
Here's the lift I decided on - if it's any help to your situation!
http://www.fabtechmotorsports.com/dodge/ram_4wd/ram_4wd.html
(Pictures of the truck & lift install will be coming in about 2 weeks!) <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
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Thanks for all the help guys!!! I think things should go smoothly now that you have told me what the instructions don't.
THANKS AGAIN Larry
 
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