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Donald
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9/23/2003
23:45:15

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I want to go with a 2 or 3 inch lift for a 2002 QC, body lift that is. I have the 16x8 wheels, and am having the hardest time finding what possible tire sizes I can use, as I want to go with a bigger tire, but keep the wheels. Thanks. Current tires are 255/65/16.



Butler
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9/24/2003
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Doesn't anyone use the search feature?

3" body lift = 33x12.50 tires on your 2wd. Your wheels are fine, but you might get minor rubbing with 33's. 32's no prob.

They don't make a 2" body lift for your year.

Enjoy.



dweishaar
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9/24/2003
05:05:16

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I hate to piss on someone eles' camp fire but a 3" body lift on a 2wd will get you 31's at best, a 3" body on a 4wd & minor trimming will get you 33's.

The Baja Dak

Hillbilly
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9/24/2003
09:42:35

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Not true Dweishaar. You can run 31's on a stock 2wd. There is another whole thread about that on here, with pictures to prove it. I run 31's on my stock 2wd, no prob. With a 3" body you can get 33's on it with trimming, and 32's no problem at all.

Check out this thread with the pics. For some reason it's hard for people to believe, so we have to prove it all the time. Silly.

http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/raise/1827.html



2K2-Dak
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9/24/2003
13:07:57

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Hey i have a 2002 CC 2WD with a 3 inch body lift and i rub with 265/75/16(just a bit larger then 31's). SO 31's wont fit on a stock 2WD!



HIllbilly
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9/24/2003
14:47:36

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Then all 2wds are not created equal. I run 31's and so does SoCalDak if you follow the link in my former post. And my buddy has 33's on his with a 3" body lift. Look at SoCalDaks pics!! It PROVES it! Mabey different Daks sit higer or lower?



Donald
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9/24/2003
14:56:19

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ALright, another question. In addition to the lift, is there anything else I should change, like shocks, etc.? Thanks.



Hillbilly
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9/24/2003
16:55:13

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I wonder if 2wd drive Daks with tow packages sit a little higher than the others? I'm just wondering why some people say they can't fit 31's on their truck? It doesn't make sense.



Ray Holtz
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9/25/2003
09:51:30

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I've got a 92 Dakota Extended Cab. 2wd. Can someone tell me what brand of lift to get? I've been looking (in all the wrong places) to find a lift that will fit my Dak!
Thanks!
Ray



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9/25/2003
20:26:50

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what you guys have to keep in mind is the backspacing of the rim .........I have the fabtech 3" lift , with a 7"rim with 4" backspacing I can go 32 , with the 8" 3.25"backspacing 31 . running stock probably the same as the 4" backspacing , but I think you would runb on the frame with the stockers and bigger tires 33"...................



kenny
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9/25/2003
22:13:39

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try Truckin Suspension they make 3inch lift coil/upper A-arms and a coil spring spacer, they also carry lower control arms and spring over kits for the rear(5 and 7 inch kits) Daystar makes a 2 1/2" coil spacer and also rough country makes a 2inch lift kit (these are all for the 87-96 dakota) i recently was given a 87 2wd 3.9L w/ a 2bbl holley. i put 30x11.5r15 TSL/SXs on the back and i could easly get a 31x12.5 to fit. the front on the other hand can only take a 30x10.5 (id say)



kenny
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9/25/2003
22:14:14

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try Truckin Suspension they make 3inch lift coil/upper A-arms and a coil spring spacer, they also carry lower control arms and spring over kits for the rear(5 and 7 inch kits) Daystar makes a 2 1/2" coil spacer and also rough country makes a 2inch lift kit (these are all for the 87-96 dakota) i recently was given a 87 2wd 3.9L w/ a 2bbl holley. i put 30x11.5r15 TSL/SXs on the back and i could easly get a 31x12.5 to fit. the front on the other hand can only take a 30x10.5 (id say)



BadassMp
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9/27/2003
18:09:41

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I can't believe someone just recommended Truckin suspension products on here.

I had 31s on my stock 2WD QC with no problems and I don't have a tow package or anything like that.

Mike

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Joe E.
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9/29/2003
18:53:52

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But our Gen i and IIs have a more square fender than you Gen III. So there are more clearence issues with us. It takes us way more lift to get a 31 on it. I have 5 in mow and run 31s on my 1990 2wd. I cleared away some fender and am hoping to run 33x1050 soon. You fenders are alot more "large tire" friendly. Later
Joe E.



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3/21/2005
23:46:43

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Yeah I have a bone stock dakota and the 31's fit fine check out the pics at http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/333651



sean bain
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3/28/2010
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I HAVE A 97 DODGE DAKOTA 6 CYLINDER STOCKED 2WD AND IM RUNNING WILD COUNTRY 31X10.50 NO RUBBING AT ALL. I THOUGHT ABOUT A LIFT KIT BUT I WASNT SURE IF I WANTED TO DO THAT WITH A 2WD TRUCK.



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