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Old 05-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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don't bend the control arms, just deal with the rubbing.

I moved my axle forward 3 inches, I have a DT track bar and thats as far as you can go without interferance. I am running 41 inch IROKs on a 6 inch lift.
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x2 on not bending the control arms.
if the tires are rubbing you could get deeper backspaced wheel, or use spacers. with don thuren 4- 4.5" lift leveling springs (my 2500 v8) on top of a trussed axle, I moved my axle forward about 5 inches in addition to a long arm kit. my 42s rub on the control arms at full lock when I reverse, ... I could fit a larger tire in there, but there is no need for that yet.

mine is manageable, but I am about to try some 2" spacers and see if they clear the long arms.
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I think his wheels have 4.5" of backspacing which is about perfect for these trucks. I'm pretty sure that is what the Atlas wheels have.

Lance do you have any pics of your truck with the current setup? The last time I saw it I think you had 39.5s. I'm putting my 41" Iroks on this weekend.
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I think his wheels have 4.5" of backspacing which is about perfect for these trucks. I'm pretty sure that is what the Atlas wheels have.

Lance do you have any pics of your truck with the current setup? The last time I saw it I think you had 39.5s. I'm putting my 41" Iroks on this weekend.
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Badass!!! Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #56 (permalink)
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ive been thinking about the shackle flip in the back to get rid of the block.. i would have to run a 1" block in back or cut mine down to 1" to keep the pinion angle correct im assuming.. so i would still have 1" of lift even after that? i have that crazy overload setup with a small block on top of the normal leafs so not sure what i would do about that either........
So how is this thing driving (before/after regear)? Did you go shackle flip?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I just did the shackle flip in my own truck and WOW it made a huge difference in the ride. I don't feel bumps and potholes as much as I did before. It used to be teeth-chattering when I would hit this one pot hole on the way home, but now I just barely fill a dip. Great upgrade.

Someone earlier mentioned long arms and coilovers... I just got mine done:








Went +3" on the arms and not only does my front driveshaft not handle that much of an angle, but it's nowhere near being long enough. So I'm waiting on a new one from Tom Wood. This thing rides like a dream now. Haven't wheeled it yet since no 4x4 but I plan on testing it as soon as the new shaft comes in.
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Ok wow! I got a 96 1/2 ton with just a 3 inch body and I want to run some 37s on my truck. How could I make that fit?
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Cut the fenders off?

Deflate the 37s to 2 psi?

You can get longer control arms, cut the bumper and fender a little, and put some 2" coil spacers on and they will "fit" but it's not ideal for wheeling. You will need a little more room for articulation.
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I need a 6 would rather however local shop says noone makes them and Ill do my work myself.
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On 2nd gens it's 5" or 7" for the box kits. 5" suspension with 3" body lift would work.
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2500 on 37's

Here's my Ram. In these photo's the engines out getting the hughes cam degreed (was 10 degrees retarded the way i installed it) a new set of lifters and an oil pan.

Anyway i got inspired to finish assembling my H1' and Irok radials so i could slap them on the truck. I plan on trimming the front fenders next. The suspension is stock with a 2" leveling kit and longer shocks and custom traction bars in the rear.
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don't bend the control arms, just deal with the rubbing.

I moved my axle forward 3 inches, I have a DT track bar and thats as far as you can go without interferance. I am running 41 inch IROKs on a 6 inch lift.
I let scraping over or landing on big rocks do my control arm bending
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small update. trimmed the rear fenders up and painted the rims black and duplicolor bed lined the rocker panels and bumpers





found some old ones when i had it on h1 and 37's











ill get some better pics of the rear trimming soon

and for daveyjeeper here is the last pic of the old k5 wish i had room for that and never sold it



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Running 37 goodyear hummer tires with no lift on my 95 2500.

Just had to cut the front bumper a little and a small amount out of the lower fender like someone else in this thread did.
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You guys are wimps, he could have fit those stock....

Although, I oddly liked it better on the 37s. But, its damned good looking now too!
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so I did wake you from the dead....glad that bike wreck didn't get you bud!!
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so I did wake you from the dead....glad that bike wreck didn't get you bud!!
In the spirit of Halloween and almost being done with the divorce, I figured it was time to start being alive again
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Good deal! Be nice to see some shots in your old thread before she steals everything you have left and they are gone forever....

Figured I'd throw some shots of some of the new 37" BFG Bajas on 24 bolt beadlocks...




2.5" Skyjacker system, front DT arms, 2" BL, a little trimming and will be installing a DOR long arm soon. Need to do a few things first. Just finished the front bumper, amazing what you can make from a $150 bumper on Craigslist...was worth more in scrap!




After the long arms, I'm going try to be like EvilRam and shove these in there!

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Good deal! Be nice to see some shots in your old thread before she steals everything you have left and they are gone forever....

After the long arms, I'm going try to be like EvilRam and shove these in there!

Those are the goodyears right? It'll look good
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Good deal! Be nice to see some shots in your old thread before she steals everything you have left and they are gone forever....

Figured I'd throw some shots of some of the new 37" BFG Bajas on 24 bolt beadlocks...




2.5" Skyjacker system, front DT arms, 2" BL, a little trimming and will be installing a DOR long arm soon. Need to do a few things first. Just finished the front bumper, amazing what you can make from a $150 bumper on Craigslist...was worth more in scrap!




After the long arms, I'm going try to be like EvilRam and shove these in there!


Are those the 46s from the sale section????


Damn I wanted those so bad.

Should look good.
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how much longer are those DT arms than stock? when ya upgrade I may be interested in them for my leveled (2.5"-3" in front) 2003 DD.
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They are the .5" extended version, they only make 2: stock length and .5" longer. I'm considering throwing them on my DD 2500, but if I don't I'll let you know!

Those are the 46" goodyear MVTs and they were in the sale section that I traded a guy in OH for. It was interesting to see the looks I got with them in the back of the truck all the way back to OK. The more I see them in the garage, the more I want to slap them on now! Once I break these tons with them it gives me the excuse to toss in some D80s.
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