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I'd like to see pictures of NBS half tons running a 3" body lift, 2" suspension lift (crank or keys with block or AAL) and 35x13.50 tires.

I'm thinking of running this setup on my 2000 Z71 with 325/65R18 Cooper STT and KMC KD Spy wheels. Not sure if I should go with 18x9 with 4.53" backspacing or 18x8.5 with 5.46" backspacing.

Please give your wheel specifications - diameter, width, and backspacing. I'd like to hear any thoughts and experiences you have with this setup. Thanks!
 

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when you say 2" lift, are you mean the front lifted 2" and leveled up witht he factory back? or do you mean the front cranked up 2" past level?
 

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not 35s but it is a 3 inch body with keys and aal.
18s with with worn bfg all terrains 285's
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17s with maxxis 285s which measured just over 33s
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here my old 2001 chevy 1500 3 inch body lift with ready lift 2.5" keys running 35x12.50 toyo a/t's on moto metal 16x8's and they did not scrub at all, only trimmed the front valance

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my wheels on the red truck above were 16x8 moto metal 955s 4.5" backspacing and 0 offset, bolt circle is a 6x5.5
 

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go ahead n get a 6" it'll be cheaper in the long run.. add up blocks, keys, bodylift, gap guards, getting exhaust raised, you won't be far from a 6" kit, you'll want more eventually...
as far as pics go here's a couple
body lift tb crank 4" block 35 12.50 20 on 20x9
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body lift keys 3" blocks 315 75 16 on 16x8
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I don't want more, my keys, stock blocks, BL and 35's are just fine for me, look in my album for more pictures of my truck
 

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when you say 2" lift, are you mean the front lifted 2" and leveled up witht he factory back? or do you mean the front cranked up 2" past level?
AAL in rear with stock block, use F150 keys in the front and crank as close to half inch rake as I can without getting stupid on the CV, tie rod, and ball joint angles.
 

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my wheels on the red truck above were 16x8 moto metal 955s 4.5" backspacing and 0 offset, bolt circle is a 6x5.5
Thanks for the specs, getting to look at a pic like yours and see where the tire sits and know the wheel specs is just what I am wanting.
 

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go ahead n get a 6" it'll be cheaper in the long run.. add up blocks, keys, bodylift, gap guards, getting exhaust raised, you won't be far from a 6" kit, you'll want more eventually...
:word: its not far from the RCX 6" once you add it all up, plus it looks a lot better with no frame showing
 

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im waiting on those aswell
he said a couple of the guys are running test sets up in ohio or wherever they make them, said they are almost a cross between terra dn mud grapplers, super quiet, great wear characteristics like the terra grapplers and nice traction in the dirt
 

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Here is my truck. 3" body, Ford Keys, 3" blocks, 18x9 with 5.75 BS and 325/65/18 (35x13.5x18)Terra Grapplers. And if you find deals like I did you wont spend much lifting your truck. I found a body lift on ebay for $125 and bought the rear blocks for $40 and bought for keys for $120. Far from $1k for a suspension lift although I would love to have one.

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CleanZ, how is the ride out back with the 3'' block? Also is there a color code for thr ford keys or is there just one key?
 

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CleanZ, how is the ride out back with the 3'' block? Also is there a color code for thr ford keys or is there just one key?
block won't change anything, will ride like stock, tires and shocks change the ride in the rear

ford keys are all one color, rusty, 97-03 f-150 keys is what you need
 
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