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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Couple quick questions about lift, tires, fenders

So I've ordered a RK 3.5 Max Travel lift, gears, bumpers, etc but had to hold off on new fenders. I'll run stock fenders for a couple months. Might cut them, might not.

With that much lift and 37x13.5r18 cooper stt pros on a 4.5" backspace wheel, I should be able to run the stock fenders so long as I don't flex, right? Will I still have to cut the pinch seam at the front of the rear wheel wells? Seems like the stock fender and inner fenders would still be in the way even if I cut the seam.

Also, I'm trying to figure the best order for installing everything. Should I go ahead and install the lift and tires before the re-gear? I've got an automatic with 3.21s right now and that seems like it would be awful even for a couple days. Or should I regear first and drive around with 5.13s and 32" tires for a few days?

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You will likely hit the frame and sway bar at full lock. 3.-3.5" is a better bs to run with 37's. I would have gone with metal cloak coils to get a longer free length. Re-gear before you put the 37's on.

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Having a hard time finding wheels with that little backspacing. I'll keep looking. Wheels and tires is the only thing I haven't ordered yet. Would hate to have to run spacers if I'm buying new wheels.

From the reading I've done, if I weed out all the doom and gloom 'zomg you can't run 37s without x,y,z!' it sounds like a few days with the 3.21 gears and 37s will be fine. Still searching for an answer on the fenders/pinch seam.
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It is tough finding low bs wheels and you really a wider axle to run over 35" tires is more ideal.

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