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Tires/Wheels, 5:29 Gears and Lockers

By: David 08/19/2019

I went from stock 4:10 gears to 5:29 gears put in, along with a Spartan Locker setup in the rear and Limited Slip setup in front.

The truck came stock with 28" tires and I managed 33" tires for a long time but 5th gear was almost useless and the speedometer was about 17% off. I then added 37" Tires w/ 17" wheels with 2.5" spacers (Nice wider stance to help center of gravity). And with the 5:29 gearing and 37" tires the Speedometer is spot on and Transmission gears are all back to normal (if that makes sense).

I had to do a lot of cutting and grinding and smashing to make the tires fit though :-) I still wanted to keep all the wheel well inner covers and front lower fascia and side bumper pieces intact as much as possible which was tricky.


Before new tires:

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After new tires:

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It used to be a mirror image around that body mount lol.

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I was able to carve out almost 3" behind the tire and 2.5" in front of the tire.

Kind of hard to see but,

Before:

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After:

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I had to cut the rear fenders as well, this just shows where I was going to cut.

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Time to go test it out!

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Typical! Everywhere you go, bunch of Jackasses on the road!

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