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Old 05-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fitting 35's on the RC

I have a 90 Ramcharger that is already lifted with 35's but it sits way too high for my tastes and rides way too stiff. I want to redo the lift and am wondering whats the smallest amount of lift needed to fit 35's, im hoping maybe a 2" lift with some fender trimming so anything along those lines helps too.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are willing to cut some sheet metal then I see no reason why you cannot get away with no lift. I had some 36" IROK's on stock springs with a large amount of sheet metal trimming.

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Elwenil, thanks for the pic, how much trimming did you need to do and also, whats your inner fender wells looking like after the chop?
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I trimmed about as much as you can without destroying the fender and having to brace what is left. I basically took a Sharpie, tied a string around it and put the string on the center of the hub so that the marker was at the fender lip where the factory wheelwell starts to curve downward and then run the line down in an arc at the end of the string to the bottom of the fender and cut the line. I then cut the inner fender straight across towards the engine from where the arc cut starts at the top for the front. Be careful of wiring and other things mounted to the inner fender when making these cuts. I had to remove my charcoal canister from the passenger fender as the cut took out it's mounting but there are holes further up the inner fender for dual charcoal canister vehicles used in Kalifornia and it mounts there fine. At the rear of the fenders I cut across at the start of the rear cut as before, but about halfway in where the inner fender goes flat, I curved the cut down and went straight to the bottom so that the bolt holding the inner fender to the firewall is retained. In the end I cut about 4" off the bottom corner of the fenders. Works great, no rubbing with my 35x14.50 Boggers which are a bit shorter than an actual 35" tire but much wider which tends to rub more as they turn. I rub my drag link, but that's it with the fenders hacked and I don't think it looks real bad. If you want closer pics of any part of it post up and I will take them and put them up so you can see the details.
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I had 35x12.50s on the stock rims with stock suspension and very little trimming under my '84. I just cut off the front fender below the rub strip, and I rubbed hard on the drag link at full passenger lock. I also rubbed the rear inner fenders when flexed but it was smooth there so I didn't worry about it. the narrow wheels and effective deep backspacing that gave me that rub let me keep my front fenders so I chose not to care.
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I trimmed about as much as you can without destroying the fender and having to brace what is left. I basically took a Sharpie, tied a string around it and put the string on the center of the hub so that the marker was at the fender lip where the factory wheelwell starts to curve downward and then run the line down in an arc at the end of the string to the bottom of the fender and cut the line. I then cut the inner fender straight across towards the engine from where the arc cut starts at the top for the front. Be careful of wiring and other things mounted to the inner fender when making these cuts. I had to remove my charcoal canister from the passenger fender as the cut took out it's mounting but there are holes further up the inner fender for dual charcoal canister vehicles used in Kalifornia and it mounts there fine. At the rear of the fenders I cut across at the start of the rear cut as before, but about halfway in where the inner fender goes flat, I curved the cut down and went straight to the bottom so that the bolt holding the inner fender to the firewall is retained. In the end I cut about 4" off the bottom corner of the fenders. Works great, no rubbing with my 35x14.50 Boggers which are a bit shorter than an actual 35" tire but much wider which tends to rub more as they turn. I rub my drag link, but that's it with the fenders hacked and I don't think it looks real bad. If you want closer pics of any part of it post up and I will take them and put them up so you can see the details.
Thanks for the input...once i finish my doors project the lift will be coming off and the sawsall will be coming out
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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would u want to sell the lift im building a mud truck and would be intrested in the lift kit let me know mine is and 82' with 33s i have 3/4ton axles and 38s watin its a mall cralwer
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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oops guess i should look at the date befor askin about used parts and i wasnt begging just asking
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