guys i am having a problem with the shop doing my lift install. here is what i have followed by the issue. Any help is appreciated.
I have installed a RC 4-5 inch suspension lift with a 3 inch torsion key and add-a-leaf. also a 3" PA body lift is in the process right now....
I was hoping to install my 37x1350R22 nitto trail grapplers on my 22x11 XD 778's.
now my concern is this. i measured the rims when i had picked them up and i am 100% positive that i read 11" from lip to lip on the rim. the shop is telling me i have 22x9.5 rims and that the backspacing is 5.5"
the lift is calling for 4.5 inches of backspace so i am thinking i could just install a 1.5 inch wheel spacer ( i do know some of you dont agree with them but it aint your truck)
the mechanic is telling me i measured wrong/ the rim and tire wont fit with a spacer and that i will need to go down to a 20" rim and a 35" tire.
I have already purchased all my stuff and dont want to wait another 3 weeks for parts to arrive when i have gone 2 weeks without a truck.
I have seen 2003 ford f150's out there runniin 37" tires on them with spacers.
is the shop being overly cautious??
am i wrong? it feels like im being told stuff that doesnt sound right...
now take it easy on me im just learning