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Old 03-16-2020, 12:07 AM #1
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Mixed answers on 33s

Ive been doing research on what it takes to fit 33s on a 3rd gen and i keep getting mixed answers on body lift vs suspension lift. Some people are saying that body lifts are required, but ive seen some say that you dont and only need to have a minimum of a 3" suspension lift. I dont mind doing some cutting/hammering but i dont want to do a ton. Just trying to plan right
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No lift required to fit on stock suspension...but will rub so pinch welds, and heat shaping will be a must. May need to trim bumper if stock as well.

3in lift: I didn't have to heat mold or do pinch welds, some folks still do. I rubbed my stock UCAs, so I swapped those to some with uniballs, now no rub at all.

3in susp. plus body lift: No rub is what I'm told but I don't have a BL...but from my suspension setup I'd say it's true that a BL on top of the lift will require no extra work to clear everything.

Of course wheel offset/back spacing plays a factor as well. For what it's worth I'm on stock 5 stars.
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Ive been doing research on what it takes to fit 33s on a 3rd gen and i keep getting mixed answers on body lift vs suspension lift. Some people are saying that body lifts are required, but ive seen some say that you dont and only need to have a minimum of a 3" suspension lift. I dont mind doing some cutting/hammering but i dont want to do a ton. Just trying to plan right
Most guys run after market or Spc upper control arms to increase the caster and move the wheel forward and the pinch weld mod. Lots of 3rd gen build threads on here where there are how to's.
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3ish inch lift here with 33s and AM wheels. A crappier version of this height was on the truck when i bought it and it didnt rub on the streets.

Did a small pinch weld and plastic job but still touches only when offroading(bigger flexes). like stated above^ AM UCAs should fix that.

Rear only grabs when offroading as well but i have state laws on mudflaps to thank for that.
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Ive been doing research on what it takes to fit 33s on a 3rd gen and i keep getting mixed answers on body lift vs suspension lift. Some people are saying that body lifts are required, but ive seen some say that you dont and only need to have a minimum of a 3" suspension lift. I dont mind doing some cutting/hammering but i dont want to do a ton. Just trying to plan right
i did bilstein 5100's all around which gave about two inches of lift, this produced a mild rub on my upper control arm at full lock which doesnt bother me. Truthfully as others have stated you dont need any lift at all to clear. I was in the same boat as you when i was researching 33's. Hard to find a quality answer. End all be all, you dont need any lift, however it is helpful to get two inches. i now have added a one inch body lift as well. If i was to do it all over again, i woulda passed on the 5100's kept my shitty stock shocks and did a one inch body lift.
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Ok cool thanks for the answers. I didnt really want to get a body lift so ill just stick to my plan of getting a 3" lift. Appreciate it.
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You can get away with a 3 in suspension lift and not rub with uca and pinch weld massage, but I'd personally do a 1 in body and a 2 in suspension. That's what I have, my Kings rode like garbage maxed out now it's much much better.
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You can get away with a 3 in suspension lift and not rub with uca and pinch weld massage, but I'd personally do a 1 in body and a 2 in suspension. That's what I have, my Kings rode like garbage maxed out now it's much much better.
Yeah this is the ticket. Everyone wants the lift they look down on body lifts but then their truck rides like shit cause their coilovers are maxed out in the front LOL. I'm actually going to lower my front end an inch now that I've got the body lift. I love a nice rake. Always wanted my rear end a good 4 inches higher than the front
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