Discussion in 'Off-Roading' started by Doug80, Aug 19, 2015.
What axle ratios are you guys running with 35" tires?
It'd be great for clearance if you also had pretty beat up bedsides. My passenger side got pushed in a good amount from a tire blowout as well, but opted to just pull it back into place.
I'm running the factory 4.11's in stock dana44 & gm 12bolt axles.
Depends on your transmission, for example if your running an overdrive auto like a 700r4 or 4L60/80, you would need deep gearing like 488s.
I can't comment on 5 speed manual transmissions... are they overdrive in 5th gear? Kinda don't think they are...
Just to mention, another good trick is to use a DIY or OffRoadDesign 'easy inch'. Not so much for the extra 1 inch but you can move your front axle forward an inch if your steering geometry can take it. Depends how you use your truck still might make tire contact though.
On mine, I had more issue with the tires contacting the front of the fenders much quicker than the rear of them.
Good point chicken and I forgot to mention this. You know the cab has some leeway to adjust forward and back on the frame mounts? That would account for tire vs wheel opening placement.
And of course tire width and rim width/back spacing will effect this also.
In my perfect world (yeah whatever) I like the cab as far back as possible, front axle as far forward as possible. Trim front of wheel opening, remove all the way up to the horizontal (81 and up) marker light. Even then with 35s and twisting up the truck the rubber will meet the rear fender opening, asaik.
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