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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:27 am    Post subject: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

Guys,

I am looking at this stage 2 - 3" lift kit by Fox. The kit includes BDS brand UCAs, BDS brand rear springs, Fox 2.5 Coilovers with DSC (2.0 w/ DSC in rear). Plus Fuel wheels (undecided on tires). I'm a weekend warrior.

1st q: I haven't seen anything negative on BDS just didn't plan on BDS UCAs & Springs, but haven't seen anything negative either. Any insight is appreciated
2nd q: This particular 'Fuel' wheel only comes in 18" so what is my best tire size in the 31 - 33" range? (Note wheel is -12 mm offset)

I added pics for reference including the specs I plan on going with. Brand new to this and just trying to get more info and opinions from those more experienced. Before you tell me it's "too much" for my purpose - I already know it's likely overkill for my weekend warrior plans, but would rather have "too much" than not enough. Also want room to grow, may want to do more having the capability. Link for lift

Tank in advance for your help!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

Here are the wheels: realtruck.com/p/fuel-m...iser/2007/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

You seriously need to evaluate the weight ratio from Stock to what you are planning. (Take it from experience). It might not be this year or next year, but one year your differential will grenade because it can't handle the weight. I wouldn't go much above 285's if you are planning to stay stock gearing. Above that weight range, you have some choices based on Auto/Manual trans. .

Last year in April, My rear diff went boom. I bought 4:88 gears because I had a manual. Now they live under my GX. (Not the right gears, but they are what I had paid for).

Those wheels do look cool though. You will need to get a Body Mount chop done for any tires more than 32" tall. (Which is highly likely in your plan). A BMC is no big deal.
tiresize.com/tiresizes...-75R18.htm
They certainly are SPENDY in that range. *Yikes*



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

Still need BMC even with a 3" lift?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

hasaccol wrote:
Still need BMC even with a 3" lift?
Yes, you aren't lifting the body horizontally. 35" tires like those above will definitely rub when you turn. But hey, who needs to do that?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

did some one say body mount mod

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Fox 2.5 Lift & 18" Tires Question: Reply with quote

Unless you plan on doing a lot of work chopping and hammering and re-gearing, stick to a tire size no larger than 33" diameter. More people have regretted 35's than liked it, other than looks. You're still likely to need the body mount chop using any wheel with more than the stock wheel offset but that alone is easy enough.

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