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Old 07-21-2018, 07:14 PM   #11
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The lifts these days are mostly for looks. Especially Chevy. Gotta put a huge lift to get any larger of tire so it just looks dumb and your axles are not any higher.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:41 PM   #12
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Ah yes. These things are everywhere in the Albany/Lebanon area. I assume Roseburg is similar?
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The brodozers are becoming more popular. Mostly it's 2-3" lifts which look good and are functional around here.
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The lifts these days are mostly for looks. Especially Chevy. Gotta put a huge lift to get any larger of tire so it just looks dumb and your axles are not any higher.
Larger tires = Higher axle

At least that is my justification as to why people would lift a truck that way.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:13 AM   #15
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There is a tire to lift ration that makes sense and is functional. A 6" lift to fit 33s on a 1/2 ton truck is stupid. I've seen up to 11" of lift to barely add 2 inches of tire. I'm looking at Chevy and the dumb square wheel wells. You add so much height it sways like a tree in the breeze and the center of gravity is so high its now useless off road only to lift the axle 1 inch.



Around here you lift 2-3" and add about 2" of tire. Lift the body 2 inches and add an inch to the axle height. Makes sense. Center of gravity is still low but you are tall enough to clear larger tires when flexed. And it looks good. Proportional wheel to fender gap. I added 2" of tire with no lift. Low CG and added about 1" to my overall height and axle height. Looks good, functional, fills the wheel well nicely and doesn't make me look like a tool.
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I know people LOWER their trucks, and if that is their thing, then cool. But I never believed in doing that to a perfectly good truck. You can no longer race over RR tracks, can't carry heavy loads, and your truck is now useless for offroad camping trips. I never saw the sense of it.

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I'm still debating whether I should pull my 15" wheels and slightly wider tires and go with a Pathy set of 15" wheels with slightly skinnier tires that are new...and cost eight hundred bucks installed. That was just for the TIRES. It's tempting. But I'm currently running black American Beauty wheels with the red and blue stripe. The Pathy wheels are stock.

We have a good used tire place near where I live that does swaps on the cheap. I might have the Pathy tires put onto the Beauty wheels. Little skinnier, little taller. Brand new tires, combination type street/off road. Pathy tires are an inch taller, slightly skinnier, but still wider than stock hardbody tires.

Because of the damn heat wave in Seattle, I have stalled off bringing that 1982 ZX to our place for cleanup and minor repairs. (We're selling it afterward, along with that Pathy...to buy the wife a BETTER Pathy) Will bring it down on August 15. It will be done and gone to the right owner by the end of the month, I'm sure. We've received a LOT of inquiries on it. See the CL ad on it HERE.
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