Ordering Lift Tomorrow(I hope)

Cable810

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I have finally decided what I am going to do to my TB. I don't wheel hard just mild offroading(2 tracking and going where a Stock TB can't get to)

Marks 3"
Beilstien HD Struts
Skyjacker N8030
No Z71/Front springs

What I'm still undecided is tire size. I'm thinking either a 31 or 32 tall something that wont look dorky with the 3" lift. From what I read on Offroadtb I might have to regear for a larger tire :crazy:, which I don't have the money for. I have a couple of sizes in mind 255/75/17, 265/70/17, and 275/65/17. My gear Ratio is GU6/3.42
 

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Cable810 said:
...255/75/17, 265/70/17, and 275/65/17. ...
If you're not in the habit of climbing very steep (>30 degree) rocks, 4LO will get you through anything with your current gear ratio. I run out of traction and ground clearance long before I run out of torque. The payback time for an investment in a gear change may be years unless you drive over 20K highway miles a year.

On the tire issue, choose the 265 width. 255 and 275 are available by FAR fewer manufacturers in far fewer tread patterns. Much more choice in 265. Check your local tire stores. Also can help a lot for availability if you're on a long drive and need a pair. Hard to locate 255 or 275s in East Roosterpoot, Montana.
 

Cable810

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the roadie said:
If you're not in the habit of climbing very steep (>30 degree) rocks, 4LO will get you through anything with your current gear ratio. I run out of traction and ground clearance long before I run out of torque. The payback time for an investment in a gear change may be years unless you drive over 20K highway miles a year.

On the tire issue, choose the 265 width. 255 and 275 are available by FAR fewer manufacturers in far fewer tread patterns. Much more choice in 265. Check your local tire stores. Also can help a lot for availability if you're on a long drive and need a pair. Hard to locate 255 or 275s in East Roosterpoot, Montana.

I'll probally get some TreadWright Tires. He he 20K a year hmm there is now wayy I'll be putting that on it yearly. I'll probally be less than 10K a year. I bought it in January and have probally put 100 on it. But my parents have used it :tongue:
 

Cable810

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From the Tire Chart on Offroad Tb I wont have to trim a 265/70/17 Just need spacers. Thats something else I dont want to do is trim.
 

jham

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Cable810 said:
From the Tire Chart on Offroad Tb I wont have to trim a 265/70/17 Just need spacers. Thats something else I dont want to do is trim.

on mine with KMC XD serier +25 offset with Goodyear wrangler mt/r 265/70/17 I had to trim inner fenders. With them tires on stock wheels I didn't rub at all so it all depends on rims if it will rub
 

Cable810

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I forgot to mention, that i'm not going to get rims, just using my stockers.
 

Cable810

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Last question. leave the Shock Boots on or off?
 

Cable810

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There was something I read that the boots can trap dirt and such. Length can be 26.57 extended?
 

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fletch09

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Cable810 said:
I forgot to mention, that i'm not going to get rims, just using my stockers.

jham said:
ok you will be good then

:iagree:

i'm running 265/70/17 (winter) & 265/65/18 (summer) on OEM rims, w/ mark's new 3" lift and spacers.
no rubbing and no cutting involved.
 

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