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Old 09-02-2017, 10:49 AM
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Hey all, just bought a 2017 limited (got a good deal too, thanks to employee pricing!)

I am wanting to mount some 22x12 fuel assaults and 33x12.5r22 ridge grapplers. Will the 3.5" readylift kit fit these? Any other suggestions?
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First of all..... Yes! they will fit but rub like crazy! I would suggest a 4"-6" lift to get better fitment and keep CV angles good. Cutting will be necessary whatever route you choose! Maybe not so much with the 6" lift.
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you can squeeze 33s and a 22x12 on a level with some cutting. I would check the custom offsets website, there a few pics there of the setup you are asking about. I think 6" on 33s would look a little smallish..
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you can squeeze 33s and a 22x12 on a level with some cutting. I would check the custom offsets website, there a few pics there of the setup you are asking about. I think 6" on 33s would look a little smallish..
Thank you. I think I am going to go with a 4" bds lift. That way I could always upgrade to the 6" for couple hundred bucks. I am hoping the 4" and 33s will look good and fit properly, although I can't find any photos of that setup.
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Thank you. I think I am going to go with a 4" bds lift. That way I could always upgrade to the 6" for couple hundred bucks. I am hoping the 4" and 33s will look good and fit properly, although I can't find any photos of that setup.
I thought the same thing! Turns out if you want to upgrade 4" to the 6" lift you have to buy the whole kit. There is no upgrade. However, the first time I saw my truck after installation, I had to double check with the installers that they didn't make a mistake. It looked bigger than a 4" lift and I thought for sure it was the 6" lift. Nonetheless, I was super happy with it. I ended up putting on 35's on mine. You will love it! Good choice!
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I thought the same thing! Turns out if you want to upgrade 4" to the 6" lift you have to buy the whole kit. There is no upgrade. However, the first time I saw my truck after installation, I had to double check with the installers that they didn't make a mistake. It looked bigger than a 4" lift and I thought for sure it was the 6" lift. Nonetheless, I was super happy with it. I ended up putting on 35's on mine. You will love it! Good choice!
That's strange. I called BDS directly last week and asked about upgrading from the 4" to the 6", and they said that most of the parts were the same (knuckles, drop). The only replacement parts you would need would be the front spacers, and the rear block and shock. Maybe it's different for coilovers?
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That's strange. I called BDS directly last week and asked about upgrading from the 4" to the 6", and they said that most of the parts were the same (knuckles, drop). The only replacement parts you would need would be the front spacers, and the rear block and shock. Maybe it's different for coilovers?
I stand happily corrected!! Wow, cool. I did put the coilovers from the 6" kit into my 4" kit. This is good to know. Perhaps,my local shop was misinformed to some degree. Thanks for clearing that up!!
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I stand happily corrected!! Wow, cool. I did put the coilovers from the 6" kit into my 4" kit. This is good to know. Perhaps,my local shop was misinformed to some degree. Thanks for clearing that up!!
You are also running the older body style, so maybe they have changed something since then? It is certainly appealing to lift now and change my mind later and not be stuck with my initial decision! Nice truck btw. The wheels look great on there 👍
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Thank you. I think I am going to go with a 4" bds lift. That way I could always upgrade to the 6" for couple hundred bucks. I am hoping the 4" and 33s will look good and fit properly, although I can't find any photos of that setup.
If you're doing a 4" lift go with 35s otherwise it will look like you don't have any tires.
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Originally Posted by Rap-tor View Post
Thank you. I think I am going to go with a 4" bds lift. That way I could always upgrade to the 6" for couple hundred bucks. I am hoping the 4" and 33s will look good and fit properly, although I can't find any photos of that setup.
BDS lifts are great. I'm sure you'll be happy with either the 4" or 6" lift. As you mention, the only real difference in heights is the rear block (and longer shocks) and front strut spacer if you go that route (I did).

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I did put the coilovers from the 6" kit into my 4" kit.
Steelhead, what do you think of the coilovers? I went with the strut spacers for now, and I do off-road the truck a lot in some pretty rough terrain. I've actually been really happy with the performance so far, and I figured I could always easily swap the factory struts out for the coilovers (which BDS does sell separately) if I felt I needed the upgrade. Did you drive the truck with stock struts long enough before you lifted to get a feel for the difference before / after the coilovers?
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