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brucemoose2
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11/22/2001
16:56:01

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Hey, I'm new to this site, but I just did a 3" body lift on my 99 dakota. I want some cool rims at a good price. I'm mounting 33's on them, so I need someting available in a 15x10, preferably. Anyone have ideas? I'd rather stay away from painted wheels, but if they look good, I guess I could be convinced. Also, I know many people experience some slight rub with this lift/tire combo. So if anyone knows the magic offset that eliminates this, I'd appreciate your help. Thanks a lot!



Blizzard
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11/22/2001
17:02:45

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Be careful with the 10" wheel and only a 3" body lift. If your backspacing isn't right you're gonna rub pretty badly.

I've got 15x8" wheels with 3.75" backspacking and my 32x12.50 tires rub the bumper pretty bad while turning in reverse. May be able to adjust the bumper up and cure most, if not all, of it but I haven't gotten to that this week yet. It's on "my list" though. ;o)

'01 QC 4x4
5.9L, 3.92 LSD, loaded
http://shakin-notstirred.tripod.com

Hawkeye
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11/22/2001
17:41:33

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10 inch rims are going to rub pretty bad. My 33's on 15x8's rub ever so slightly about mid turn on the bottom back corner of the plastic on the front bumper.

'00 QC 4x4
4.7 3.55 LSD
33x12.50 Pro Comp X-T's
http://johnammons.tripod.com/home.html

brucemoose2
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11/23/2001
08:57:57

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Thanks guys. That's kinda disappointing though. Do you know for a fact that they'll rub? Or is this speculation? I think I'm going to go try borrowing some wheels and tires to try it out, anyway. I'll let you all know what happens.

By the way, I can't tell from your pictures, but after lifting your trucks, did either of you put that plastic stone shield back on the front of the truck? I'm assuming there is no difference between the 01 and 99 in that respect. (It's the plastic piece that covers some of the radiator support amoung other things.)



Hawkeye
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11/23/2001
09:02:53

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Well, 10 inch wide rims are going to spread the tire out just a shade more and most likely you will have a little more backspacing pushiung the tire out ever further. If mine are rubbing a little on 8 inch rims I feel pretty sure the 10 inch ones are going to rubb pretty hard.
Yes I put the sheild back on.

'00 QC 4x4
4.7 3.55 LSD
33x12.50 Pro Comp X-T's
http://johnammons.tripod.com/home.html

TallQuad
Dodge Dakota


11/23/2001
23:40:59

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I just put on 15x10's with 33's and it fits fine with standard trimming. I have a 2wd though, but with my 6 inches of lift it should be around the same clearance as a 4wd with a 3" body lift. I had to cut the metal in the rear part of the wheel well a little, but it seems to work. Reverse still rubs some, just needs MORE trimming! 15x8's will work better but 15x10's can work if you don't mind cutting.



Cody
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11/25/2001
03:20:40

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Tallquad,
what year is your truck and what lift do you have?
-Cody



2THEXTRM
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11/25/2001
07:59:05

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Just how much sheet metal you trimmin off that new QC of yours TallQuad? [:-0



TallQuad
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11/25/2001
12:46:30

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Mines a 2002 2wd QC, 4.7 5spd 3.92. Since I have a 4x2 I have a 3" Fabtech suspension kit and a 3" body lift (about the same as a 4x4 with a 3" body lift). For some reason 2wd's have a kit but not you 4x4 guys.

As for the sheet metal... it's really not that bad OR that much! It still rubs in reverse so more trimming is needed. The front is no big deal since its all plastic and looks fine trimmed. The rear is trimmed about half an inch in just before the bolt, although I think I might have to cut past that a little now. I must admit, its VERY scary cutting BRAND NEW pieces of your truck off!! But when you see the results of a lifted Dakota... its WELL worth it!



2THEXTRM
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11/25/2001
19:46:44

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Hawkeye,

How do you like your ProComp XT's, I just read the review in Four Wheeler Magazine and they gave it real high marks for both on-road(fairly quiet and handling is not severely diminished from that of an AT) and off-road(traction). I was looking into the same black wheels you are using also and they are on National Back Order which means about 2-3 months according to American Racing Rep unless someone has them in stock already. I think I am going to go with the Chrome 15x8 American Racing Tail Gunner, it's only about $5-10 per wheel and not on backorder and would like sweet with the ProComp XT's.



Hawkeye
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11/25/2001
22:18:36

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I love the XT's. Great tire. Call 4 Wheel Parts on the rims (the black ones). Bet they have them in one of their warehouses.

'00 QC 4x4
4.7 3.55 LSD
33x12.50 Pro Comp X-T's
http://johnammons.tripod.com/home.html

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