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Finally Ready to Lift!

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by MowTaco, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    MowTaco

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    *EDIT* Finally some progress! Check page 3 for pics. Sorry for this being a teaser for so long.

    When I decided I wanted to lift my truck, I said I'd wait till my current tires were worn out. Well, they just hit the wear bars :D:D. Here's what I decided to go with:

    Fabtech Spindles for the front

    Beefed Shackles for the rear

    Now I need to wrap up some minor details that maybe some of you can help with.

    Brake Proportioning Valve bracket- necessary?

    Also... the biggie: TIRES (and wheels)

    I am looking at getting Cragar D-Window rims (staying 15" diameter, but no clue for the rest of the measurements. I think I'll go with ones with 4" backspacing, and I think my lug pattern is 5x4.5. Are our wheels hub centric? and I don't know about width)

    Also I am thinking about General Grabber AT2s... But I'm not at all set on them. I want a fairly agressive AT tire but I'm looking to be as light as possible... suggestions? I also don't have a clue on size. Mine currently are 205/75/R15

    Ok so maybe I'm missing some pretty major info. I'm open to any suggestions... and I figured I wouldn't get the "Don't bother lifting a 5 lug" haters :brianr: here now that we have our own forum.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    Can't wait to see a finished product!

    I don't know what size tire you'll be able to fit with the lift you're doing, but I would think you would need at least a 245/75/15 to make it look proportional. I don't know how big you were thinking about going either, because you might want to consider re-gearing.

    And Cragar wheels look sick...that's where my money is going once I wear out these stock tires.

    Good luck with everything.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    nice man! i wish 2nd gens had spindles :(
    anyways i think atleast a 245, maybe even bigger, idk what exactly fits under your truck though so maybe someone else with a 1st gen will come in
     
  4. Oct 31, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    Cool! I'm a 2nd gen, and a brand new one at that so I can't give much help on the specifics on your ride. Can't wait to see it lifted though!
    The General Grabbers are a great AT tire, the only other one I would suggest would be Firestone Destination A/T's my buddy had a set and so did I on our Jeeps and they were impressive. They did great off road and had awesome rain/wet traction. Cragar's are going to be my choice if/when I ever get around to lifting mine too.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Sorry haven't been on in awhile... Got super busy with work (damn leaves :mad:)
    Anyway I got some unexpected insight on tire size the other day... My shop teacher told me to go grab a tire outside that needed a plug. I saw it and thought "That looks like my rim..."
    It came off a truck identical to mine. He said it wasn't lifted and rubbed slightly in the front. It was a 235.

    Soo... with less backspacing and a lift... 255?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    245 or 255 would be great, my dad runs 235 with no problems on his 5 lug same truck youve got,
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Alright.
    After seeing my options, I think I'm gonna go with a 235 tire. I know I could fit bigger but that seems to be the closest to what I want to be without going up in rim size.
    The tires I have selected (criteria- had to be offered by the tire shop we do business with)
    General Grabber AT2
    Kelly Safari TSR
    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
    BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO

    all in 235/75/R15.

    I'll update with prices tomorrow... my dad's gonna call them tomorrow (He's made friends with them over the years, little more buying power than me ;) )

    I've also decided on Cragar D-Window rims (3425712, found for $50 apiece online) I think. However, I believe our wheels are hub centric and these are not. I can't remember which way these are interchangeable, if at all?

    Thanks again for all the help... I need to get all of this stuff on before it snows and I'm sliding around everywhere again.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    I added this thread to my bookmark. I can't wait to see it finished.

    Questions for you. Do you think the 3" spindle lift will give you the same height as a stock prerunner assuming you have the same tire size as a prerunner?

    Also, how many inches of lift are you doing on the rear?
     
  9. Nov 25, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    I believe it will still be smaller than a prerunner. At least the ties will be so I'm assuming I will still be shorter. The shackles are 2"i believe
     
  10. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    You should go with the duratracs I love mine! I have them in the same size that you are looking to get. Great aggressive looks while still being quiet going down the highway.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    I have spacers up front & AAL in the back, running 31x10.5x15 tires. My 5lugger is as high as stock prerunner, well maybe little higher in the front & same height in the back...
     
  12. Nov 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Hows your power loss with that big of a tire? I'm thinking of going bigger now
     
  13. Nov 26, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    It is not horrible, yes you will loose power, BUT it is worth it in my honest opinion to have the bigger tire... Besides as far as power loss, there wont be much difference between 235/75/15 & 31/10.5/15...
     
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    Ok... So I can buy front and rear shocks with the spindles to combine shipping. Are fabtech shocks any good? I'm about ready to pull the trigger on this. They'd be $180 for all 4. My shocks aren't good but not horrible either. Is that 90 bucks better spent somwhere else?
     
  15. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    I heard that fabtech shocks arent that good. I would look into bilsteins.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Yeah I just noticed it's all free shipping anyway. I'll skip the shocks.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    Ok I've been looking at shocks... Will I need new rear shocks immediately with 2" of rear lift? They may bottom (or actually "top" out) occaisonally but will they get by for a little while? The front should be identical since I'm just doing spindles.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    Ok after much head banging against the wall about details, the lift has been ordered!
    Just placed an order with Performance Lifts for the spindles and Street Tacos for the rear shackles....
    It feels like christmas eve now... Cant wait :D
     
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    nice man! i cant wait to see it lifted!
     
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