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Hi all,

Well I have been planning my lift that will be putting in as soon as the weather warms up a bit (it's around -27C without the windchill here!) and would like to make sure that it will all work together...

I am planning to go with Donahoe's up front with Camburg uniball upper arms and a full Deaver pack in the rear (not the AAL) and Bilstein 7100's. In the front I am planning on going up about 2.5". My plan is to put on BFG All Terrain T/A's in size LT275/70R16 on the stock TRD 16" wheels.

Now I also plan to put on an ARB guard and a Warn 9000 lb winch in about 6 months.

With that lift, those tires and the additional weight on the guard & winch (and it's a doublecab), am I asking for trouble when it comes to rubbing? Should I choose a smaller tire size? Am I missing anything to make this lift work properly (I want to keep this truck for years so I want to do it right)?

Thanks,

Pete
 

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mountainpete said:
Hi all,

Well I have been planning my lift that will be putting in as soon as the weather warms up a bit (it's around -27C without the windchill here!) and would like to make sure that it will all work together...

I am planning to go with Donahoe's up front with Camburg uniball upper arms and a full Deaver pack in the rear (not the AAL) and Bilstein 7100's. In the front I am planning on going up about 2.5". My plan is to put on BFG All Terrain T/A's in size LT275/70R16 on the stock TRD 16" wheels.

Now I also plan to put on an ARB guard and a Warn 9000 lb winch in about 6 months.

With that lift, those tires and the additional weight on the guard & winch (and it's a doublecab), am I asking for trouble when it comes to rubbing? Should I choose a smaller tire size? Am I missing anything to make this lift work properly (I want to keep this truck for years so I want to do it right)?

Thanks,

Pete
Those tires aren't much bigger than the stockers, less than 1" taller, and a 1/3" wider. You'll also be paying more for an oddball size like that, I'd consider going with a 265/75/16 (about 1-1.5" taller than the stock tires, depending on brand), will add more ground clearance for you and won't be so pricey. Most places will always have them stocked as well, another bonus.

Your C/O's should be able to handle the weight of that bumper and winch without any trouble and you can crank them as needed to compensate.

If you're ever up for wheeling at Waiparous, hit SteveO or me up. There are some pics of our recent winter wheeling on my website.
 

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Thanks mudferret. What do you think of going up to the 285's? Too big?

Side note, thanks for the offer about wheeling at Waiparous. Haven't been out there since I sold my Land Cruiser. Most of my off-roading is out in BC going fishing around Kamloops, but I'll keep you in mind for this summer!
 

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Thanks mudferret. What do you think of going up to the 285's? Too big?

Side note, thanks for the offer about wheeling at Waiparous. Haven't been out there since I sold my Land Cruiser. Most of my off-roading is out in BC going fishing around Kamloops, but I'll keep you in mind for this summer!
You could probably get away with it, but you'll have to bang the hell out of the pinch weld, and may rub the UCA if you're running stock wheels. I'm running about 2.5" of lift right now on 265/75/16's. When I go up in size I personally won't do it without a mild body lift.
 
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