Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Iberia, La.
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Honestly, your fenders are going to be the easy part. Getting full steering at full articulation is the head scratcher. Without a lot of lift, everything is in the way, including the hood and grill.
Since every build is different in one way or five, I'd start by just seeing if you get full lock to lock steering without the tires hitting the frame at the lift you have now. Then start cycling the suspension, mark everywhere you have interference with a paint marker. If you're like me, you will have just painted everything forward of the firewall a new color.
The bottom line is that running that size tire is no joke. It's going to be a ton of work to do right.
I have 45" SXII's on 3.5" lift and everything forward of the firewall has been modified in some form or fashion. The only stock part left, is the hood, and the front of it has been narrowed 10".
I stretched my front 5" so that really added to the amount of hacking I had to do.
Your rear should be easier with the stretch you have. Just start getting yourself ready for a comp cut back there.
The wider your wms/wms is, the less cutting you'll have to do.