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Old 12-20-2002, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EB with no lift and big tires

I've been kicking around the idea of not lifting my EB at all and just hacking the hell out of the front fenders and getting the biggest flares I can fit before hitting the gas filler necks in the quater-panels. I'm thinking this would be the best for low center-of-gravity and still try and get the biggest tires for clearence.
Anybody seen this tried to the extent of fitting 35" M/T's?


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Old 12-20-2002, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do it. Add Gorilla flares. I've seen 33's on an unlifted, so I bet you could do it. Post pics.
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Old 12-20-2002, 09:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I checked out the Gorilla Flares. I assume they are the largest flares availible. Looks about what I'm going to try. Just wondering if anybody else as seen tires that large done on an EB with no lift.


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I have seen a picture on this board of an eb with 44's and another eb with 38x11" boggers.
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Old 12-20-2002, 11:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why even run flares?

Also, you're going to have to sacrifice uptravel for center of gravity. I'd do a couple of inches just to get some extra movement.

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I have a 3.5in lift with 37s...
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Old 12-21-2002, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Why even run flares?

Also, you're going to have to sacrifice uptravel for center of gravity. I'd do a couple of inches just to get some extra movement.

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I'd run the flares to keep the cops from hassleing me about covering the tires. And I like the look of the finished wheel opening too.

Agreed, I would be sacrificing up travel. I think I'll try it first with no lift and then go 3.5" if it is unsatisfactory for the trail runns I like to do.

HNRYS69: Got pics???

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ive got a set of warflares on mine with no lift. i put the flares up to the body line and stretched them a little. got them to go from right below the rear taillight to about 4 inches from the door, and the fronts go a little into the grille piece past the seam to about 4 inches from the door. they are HUGE. in the rear a got rid of the filler neck and moved it inside the cab and trimmed all the the edges from the inner tub that hangs in the wheel well and was running 35s for about a year. after they went bald i put my old 33s back on. the 33s look really small in the huge hole. but the 35s with 30 year old stock suspension didnt rub anywhere except the radius arms. looked like an old stomper truck toy. it was pretty cool
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I have 2.5 inches in suspension via James Duff kit , also 1.25 in body . I am fitting 38 x12.50 x15 on an 8inch wheel . Just a whole lot of cutting . Sorry no pics
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Old 12-23-2002, 05:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys

All in all it sounds very do-able.



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38.5" x 14.50" SX's on 10" wheel with 3" body lift and 1.5" springs...

Now I have 3.5" BC coils... HOLY SHIT...those things are FUCKING TALL... already thinking on fitting 42's...
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Old 12-23-2002, 11:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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38.5" x 14.50" SX's on 10" wheel with 3" body lift and 1.5" springs...

Now I have 3.5" BC coils... HOLY SHIT...those things are FUCKING TALL... already thinking on fitting 42's...
Got any pics?
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Old 12-23-2002, 02:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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no pics of the 3.5" lift coils yet... but I have these older pics of the 1.5" coils...

http://www.offroadrepublic.com/galle...lbum07/aac.jpg

It's WAY front high right now...I'll have to lift the rear about 3 inches to make it sit level.


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