Bryanccfshr said:Let me attempt to clear the confusion.
The minimum you can get by withon a suspension type lift is 2.5 inches.
With a bodylift you can get by with 2"
Why less left for the Bodylift? Because when you lift the suspension with a spacer coil or coilover it still compresses. Meaning thhe hub can get just as close to the top portion of the fender well as before the lift (in theory but coil slap usually will prevent it from going this far so on compression of the front wheels you have no lift.
With a bodylift you are actually extending the distance that the hub can compress towards the fender by the amount of the lift. So in theory a bodylift can provide better clearance than a straight not drop bracket suspension lift.
(drop brackets btw provide clearance on the same principle of increasing distance of the hubs from the body)
But wait there is more!
You don't need a lift at all. That's right. No lift at all!
How can this be
A few ways actually. You can start with a reciprocating saw and a BFH.
If that type of clearancing dowesn't fit your fancy you can also order a set of Bushwacker cutout fender flares. You will still have to bust out the saw and probably the hammer but the job will look clean when you are done. (If I didn't have a dbl cab I would go this route).
I am not done yet!
We haven't talked about fiberglass. Yes fiberglass fenders and bedsides.. You can easily clear those tires with these new body panel.. and if you need fresh paint, nows the time to do it!
Good luck with your tire fitment decisions. There are pros and cons to each and every modification I mentioned. There are many people on forums who will shoot down mods that they have never ran, been around or installed, yet they are always the critics. Be carefull where you get your advice and remenber, it's your truck.