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3-inch Ultimate Lift---17's or 18's?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BlueSteel, Nov 9, 2009.

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Should I get 17's or 18's?

Poll closed Dec 9, 2009.
  1. 17 inch wheels

    55 vote(s)
    75.3%
  2. 18 inch wheels

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    BlueSteel

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    Alright guys, I need some help because I just installed my Toytec 3-inch Coilover and the LR UCA's. I am thinking about the Pro Comp Knight Chrome wheels and maybe the BFG 285/70/17's or the 285/65/18's....any ideas? Here is a pic.

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  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    MotoXdoer

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    good choice on the wheel. imo i think a 17 with 285's is perfect.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    hendooman

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    Looks real good. I would go 17's though. Tires & wheels will be cheaper and more selection in that size as well.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Install looks great, got any vibes or issues with the ride?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    BlueSteel

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    The install took me like 9 hours by myself just because I wanted to get everything just right, and I kept going back to the forum for any pics. The LR UCA's were kinda of a pain because of the long bolt removal. All-in-all I think that it is a great combination with the Toytec Coilovers and the LR UCA's....rides very smooth. I have not experienced any vibration issues so far.

    I purchased the driveshaft spacer kit from Toytec because they recommended it for the lift. It was around $10.00. I guess I will install it anyways because it suppose to help with the increased height and angle.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    17s look great but 18s do aswell...I know chris4x4 is rockin 18s and it looks clean as hell! It doesn't look all street truckish ya know?
     
  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Slvr_DblTaco

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    I'd stick with 17's (like Hendo said) cheaper prices on tires, and more selection for the 6-lug.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    Yeah I just checked with 4 Wheel Parts it seems that a lot of the Pro Comp Knight chrome line has been discontinued; I guess probably due to the discoloration issues with the wheels.

    I just got a pretty sweet quote for the 18" XD Monsters for like $170.00 each and the damn BFG AT were like $305.00...WTF! :eek:
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    I got the same kit and I use 17's. Love the look. Wish I'd known you were doing this. Best advice I got was to cut the long bolt on the UCA's and just replace them with new ones.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Yeah I read on here that the bolt could be cut and replaced, but I really didn't have anything lying around to cut it off except a hack saw.

    Question

    What is the factory torque setting on the UCA long bolt?...I just did 100ft/lbs.

    Also, did you install those silver rear leaf wedges that came with the Ultimate kit? Toytec said that they should be installed under the overload spring, but I never installed them. I am not noticing any vibration issues.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Ya the BFG's are expensive as hell, make sure you rotate them regularly
     
  12. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    I have the same set up and have 285/65 R18 on XD wheels and they work fine and i think looks good. check out my pics.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    Blue steel truck looks awesome. Where did you get the predator running boards and how much? Those are awesome looking.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    They came like that from the factory. I think they run for around $425.00 or so.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Totally your call, brah, but the lift looks awesome! :D
     
  16. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Go with 17s. Be cheaper for the tires so it will save you money so you can do other mods...
     
  17. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    looks good chief
     
  18. Nov 10, 2009 at 2:58 AM
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    awesome looking truck man! i voted for 17's...that way you can change out wheels with the stockers when or if you ever need to/
     
  19. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    I have the same kit. I went with some 18's and the tire size i went with is 285/60/18....

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  20. Nov 10, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    Awsome lift! How much did that run you? What was Included with it? Thanks!
     
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