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...by Nitto, I am putting them on my new X. I'd like to fit the 35x12.5R16's on it. My lift plans right now are TC UCA's with new adjustable coilovers and new leaf spring packs. New bump stops up front for sure with the 35's. Is this a plausible combination?
 

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Personally, I have that lift already plus shackles in the rear and I am only comfortable putting 255/85 16 MT tires on it (about 33"). I wouldn't go much bigger than this, more due to the wheel well size then the actual lift.

Then of course, I have been more of a follower on the mods here then one of the testers...
 

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you'll have to do some serious cutting with only a few inches of lift.

Ponyboy is stuffing 36's into his wheel well with no problem... but he's SAS'd

it's one thing to rub a little when you're completely flexed with 18+ inches of travel but you'd likely be rubbing everytime you hit a speed bump or turned.
 

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That is interesting Erick, the Lift Guide sticky indicated that a tire larger than 33" may fit with that particular lift. I don't see how your lift is any different than the SLR or Calmini, other than the front diff drop. Stuffing the front tires is my only concern. Adding larger bumpstops up front will help. Did Ponyboy move his front axle forward any? Rubbing on the back of the front fenderwell is the only thing that could cause serious problems, the front can easily be trimmed.
 

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rs182 said:
...Did Ponyboy move his front axle forward any? Rubbing on the back of the front fenderwell is the only thing that could cause serious problems, the front can easily be trimmed.
Yes, I did move the axle forward to clear the oil pan.
 

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Where on the frame do the front tires rub? Would 33x12.5" tires be a better fit? If they rub on the frame wouldn't an adjustment of rim backspacing take care of that?
 

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BoonDox kind of lift do you have? More specifically your suspension lift? I am now considering the Nitto MT's in the 33x11.5R16 size. They seem more reasonable for full suspension travel, gas mileage, and drivetrain longevity.
 
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