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Lift and tires, but what else?

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by TripleJman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:32 am

Im trying to get some input from your guys' experiences.

Im gonna be installing 32' tires and 2in lift, and skid plates asap. But my tb has about 186k miles so im wondering if I should replace any other old parts like tie rods or whatever just to make sure no old parts break or hold it back etc. Im gonna be replacing the front struts/springs soon and already got bilsteins in the back, is there anything else that I NEED or SHOULD replace?
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by wstuckey1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:04 am

I would check all of your suspension components for any play. If you already have everything apart it would be easy to replace anything that felt loose or worn out. After I lifted mine I went in for an alignment and he basically told me I should replace my entire suspension before the alignment because it was all worn out and it didn't make much sense to align it and then soon after, when I actually need to replace certain suspension components, pay for another alignment. So I decided what needed to be replaced and did all that.
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by cpyonker » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:56 pm

Spacers?
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by Diacom » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:55 pm

cpyonker wrote:Spacers?


Depending on the 32" tires you put on, you may not need them.
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by cpyonker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:02 am

Oh really? I never figured that out. Dang it.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:33 pm

If you are running stock rims anything over 31" you need a spacer.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:34 pm

This breaks down what you need for practically any size tire that would fit.


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by cpyonker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:14 pm

So I was right, your need some sort of offset, rims or tires to fit more than 31
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