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Old 04-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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clearing 42"

hey i have a 77 gmc running 38.5 tsl's now with 8" superlift n 3" body was wondering if anybody knew how much more u think i need to clear 42's with no trimming. was thinkin 4-5" more should b good . also thinkin of maybe puttin cut out flares on dunno let me know thx
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You already have enough lift to clear 44s if you cut your fenders.

Add another 4 -5 inches, and you are now officially in big ghey truck land.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can run 40s on 8 and 3 no trimming . . you might rub just a little when u hit big bumps. 12 and 3 clears 44s no trimming.

All that being said a little trimming goes a long way . . u could do some creative trimming with what youve already got and clear 42s without it being super obvious and itd save you alot of hassle.
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Good grief man you're gonna get nose bleed! I run 42 with 6" springs.. move the front axle forward 4 inches and do some fender trimming.
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I would add a 17" body lift.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would add a 17" body lift.

those are out already!!!???



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You already have enough lift to clear 44s if you cut your fenders.

Add another 4 -5 inches, and you are now officially in big ghey truck land.

LOL!! 8" springs and a 3" body.......he's already there. That combo is useless for anything beyond a mud pit.
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Why don't you want to trim??
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put the cut out flares on now and you wont need to lift at all.
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38's with 11" lift must look sweet

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38's with 11" lift must look sweet

anything would look sweet with a mullet like that standing beside it!
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those are out already!!!???



LMAO

No you just stack two 8.5" kits silly

How much lift/trim you need will depend on the width and backspacing of the wheels

Best thing is put em on and then trim or add the big flares
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Stack another frame for an easy 4" more lift

Just trim the lower corners of the fender, maybe even move the front end a little forward. No reason to lift it any higher.
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Your current body lift is fine, you just need to extend the body mounting brackets up about 5"
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