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Old March 12th, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Extended Flares?

I'm running 315/75/16 tires on Deep Dish wheels with spacers, RRC springs with homemade 2" spacer blocks. I've always been a proponent of stock springs plus spacers versus aftermarket springs. Better on-road ride plus more articulation compared to stiffer aftermarket springs. On my 100" hybrid, I ran stock springs with only 1.5" spacers with 38" TSL's. It would ramp 1000, and stayed low to the ground. Liberal use of the sawzall was required though, along with custom made wheel box "extensions", for lack of a better word.

I'm scrubbing pretty bad when hitting a bump or taking a sharp curve. I don't want to take the sawzall to my freshly painted truck, and I don't want to raise it any higher.

Has anyone tried the aftermarket extended flares?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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look at phoenix37 old truck.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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I'd get in touch with Lucky8: http://lucky8llc.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=2932

I think they had those or another brand on their 90.

BTW, how do you like the 315 on the deep dish wheels? Tossing back and forth on what wheels to run my 315's on.
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I like the DD wheels, I think the Boost looks better, but with 98 discos littering the junkyards, DD wheels are dirt cheap, and are among the strongest of the factory alloys. Also, DD wheels have no lip on the edge of the rim, and my Kelly Safaris have a recess built into them to protect the rim edges, so the rim edges are buried pretty deep and have less chance of damage.
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Saw these in England. Looked better than I was expecting.
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I like the DD wheels, I think the Boost looks better, but with 98 discos littering the junkyards, DD wheels are dirt cheap, and are among the strongest of the factory alloys. Also, DD wheels have no lip on the edge of the rim, and my Kelly Safaris have a recess built into them to protect the rim edges, so the rim edges are buried pretty deep and have less chance of damage.
Thanks for the info. Didn't know that about the Deep Dish and the no lip and being among the strongest of the factory alloys. Sounds like you are happy with 315's on a 7" rim. And from what I've seen the stock LR alloys have a much deeper channel to better hold the bead compared to steel rims.

Saw your pic of your new 90 on the 100" build thread with your old truck. Would it be possible just to trim the stock flares a little so there's no rubbing? Or get a pair of used ones so the paint isn't messed up?
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