Tires/Wheels, 5:29 Gears and Lockers
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:
After new tires:
It used to be a mirror image around that body mount lol.
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,
I had to cut the rear fenders as well, this just shows where I was going to cut.
Time to go test it out!
Typical! Everywhere you go, bunch of Jackasses on the road!
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