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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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lift and tire size ??

How big of tires could I fit on my 01 f150 4x4 xlt with a 2" suspenion lift(keys and blocks) and bushwhacker cut out fender flares on 17" wheels.? I have no lift and 285/70/17 right now. thx guys!!
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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I fit 34x10.5" swampers on my 02 with 3" bodylift and 2" suspension (keys and blocks). I know of another guy who fit 33x12.5 with just the 2" suspension.

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ok but the tires I have now on it stock are 285 70 17 http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/t...aATZRadialPlus so I have 33x11.5 stock..........???
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Can't remember the formula for converting tires sizes but I'm sure those are 33s. You should be able to get away with 35s if you don't go crazy with the width.

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3" body lift, crank the bars and a add a block in the rear. you can fit a 35x13.5x17.

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would there be anyone on here with pics of a similar set up?
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what about bodylifts and your recever hitches?I tow a camper with mine, a bodylift would leave the hitch with a gap,what do you guys do with it?thx again.
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what about bodylifts and your recever hitches?I tow a camper with mine, a bodylift would leave the hitch with a gap,what do you guys do with it?thx again.
I have a 3" body lift and was running 35x12.50 no problems. I am now running 33's just to save some money in gas, as im driving constantly in the city..

The body lift comes with a bumper relocation bracket, so it raises it up to match the body, but once you do that you can no longer tow with the bumper. The gap between your bumper and trailer hitch will just be 3" bigger, it doesn't move or affect your trailer hitch as it is attached to your frame and a body lift just lifts the body off the frame.
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ya but as far as looks go,I wouldn't think a 3" gap would look all that good. I wonder if gap guards would fill that area in?
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I have a 97 f150 4x4 xlt with a 2" suspenion lift(keys and blocks) Same body style as yours...
I was running Yokohama Geolandar M/T+ Tires LT315/75R16 It looked a little tight, mean and I didnt have any problems.
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