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Gonefishin, for some reason your truck pick didn't load for me the first time (probably interwebs on my end) it does now. Also very impressive!

Brandon, when you say I'd need spacers, what exactly does that entail? More front lift? I don't want to be staring at the sky...if that's what you're talking about. Or is it just another part? To be honest I like the stock 17" wheels a lot, but wouldn't be opposed to getting some with 12mm offset like yours (I'm assuming then I could do the 35" by 12" tires with just the 2.5" leveling kit then).
he means spacers for the wheels. so they stick out further from the hub. not suspension spacers
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4wheel parts quoted me $841 out the door for the bilstein 5100 adjustable fronts with the rear shocks an labor....but they charge $150 for the alignment.....it's included in the $841 but I think that's just a tad expensive for an alignment...
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4wheel parts quoted me $841 out the door for the bilstein 5100 adjustable fronts with the rear shocks an labor....but they charge $150 for the alignment.....it's included in the $841 but I think that's just a tad expensive for an alignment...
ya I had an alignment done on a brand new, state of the art machine and it cost $60. plus my tires rotated for a total of $80. The biggest rip off i had was $116, but thats still better than 150.
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The look your truck has towing that car. That is the exact look I am after. Wow. I see the air dam and I don't mind it nearly as much on yours (not sure if it's not as big or it's the level kit). Again...WOW. That is exactly what I'm shooting for. Don't get me wrong; I love the 6" lift kit too, but my wife and my garage have put a strict height limit on my truck. I take what I can get (and still park inside at night). Maybe in the future...

It occurs to me that I'd need some offset wheels for those tires of yours to fit my truck, looks like that will be a future investment.
I don't think the air dams have changed... mine probably just looks smaller because of the height of the truck. I know when mine was at stock height it definitely looked a lot bigger since the truck was so much lower to the ground.

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Brandon, when you say I'd need spacers, what exactly does that entail? More front lift? I don't want to be staring at the sky...if that's what you're talking about. Or is it just another part? To be honest I like the stock 17" wheels a lot, but wouldn't be opposed to getting some with 12mm offset like yours (I'm assuming then I could do the 35" by 12" tires with just the 2.5" leveling kit then).
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he means spacers for the wheels. so they stick out further from the hub. not suspension spacers
Yes, as gonefishin said I mean wheel spacers. In order to clear that width of tire you either need aftermarket rims with a 0 or negative offset or wheel spacers which essentially give you a more negative offset. The stock wheels are +19mm offset. You need at least +12mm to clear a 12.5" wide tire but a +6 or 0 would be better. I chose a 20x9 -12 offset because I wanted a bit of a wider stance. Keep in mind offsets are different for different rim widths. The numbers I am throwing out there apply to a 9" wide rim.

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4wheel parts quoted me $841 out the door for the bilstein 5100 adjustable fronts with the rear shocks an labor....but they charge $150 for the alignment.....it's included in the $841 but I think that's just a tad expensive for an alignment...
Most shops in my area are typically charging around $140 for an alignment. But that's in Canada.... From what I've seen guys in the states are typically spending around $100 or so...
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The dealership where I bought my truck sells a lifetime alignment package for $150
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In terms of tire make, I was thinking Nitto; I've been told they don't have too much road roar. Anyone able to confirm that one?
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You guys are awesome. If I was made of money I'd be out buying parts right now.

Spacers. Yes, makes more sense now.

Would it be possible to just do new front shocks with Bilsteins? The truck is LITERALLY one week old and doesn't need new rear shocks...I figure I can save a few hundred that way.
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In terms of tire make, I was thinking Nitto; I've been told they don't have too much road roar. Anyone able to confirm that one?
Both Toyo's and Nitto's will be very comparable as Nitto is owned by Toyo. My Toyo MT's are surprisingly quiet for a mud tire. I have absolutely no complaints with them.

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You guys are awesome. If I was made of money I'd be out buying parts right now.

Spacers. Yes, makes more sense now.

Would it be possible to just do new front shocks with Bilsteins? The truck is LITERALLY one week old and doesn't need new rear shocks...I figure I can save a few hundred that way.
Yes, all you have to do is the front Bilstein's. No need to touch the back at all.
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Good to know.

In terms of spacers if I decided to try and fit those 35" x 12.5" tires with just the leveling kit I'm having a hard time understanding the sizes. Metric to US units doesn't bother me much, but it kinda looks like the smallest size I can get is 1" which is 25.4mm. If my brain is thinking this through right I start at +19 with stock and subtract 25.4 from it for the 1" spacers and that puts me at -6.4mm offset right? So this would work? It seemed a little big, but doing the math and seeing that I'm OK with it if I've thought that through correctly.

Not really an edit, but I JUST searched for 20mm ones and found that there are indeed 20mm spacers available, but I think I'd just as soon get the 1" ones and have a slightly wider stance. What size did you go with for yours? 31mm?

It's gonna be a while before I can get new tires...as I said earlier...everything costs money, but I'm already looking forward to it.
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In terms of spacers if I decided to try and fit those 35" x 12.5" tires with just the leveling kit I'm having a hard time understanding the sizes. Metric to US units doesn't bother me much, but it kinda looks like the smallest size I can get is 1" which is 25.4mm. If my brain is thinking this through right I start at +19 with stock and subtract 25.4 from it for the 1" spacers and that puts me at -6.4mm offset right? So this would work? It seemed a little big, but doing the math and seeing that I'm OK with it if I've thought that through correctly.
Yes, your math there is correct. And with a -6.4mm offset you'll have a nice stance and clear those tires no problem. But with the spacers being that big you will need the kind that bolt onto your existing studs and have new studs on the spacers to bolt the wheels onto. I don't think the stock studs aren't long enough to accept a 1" spacer and then bolt the wheel on those. Just making sure you know....

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Not really an edit, but I JUST searched for 20mm ones and found that there are indeed 20mm spacers available, but I think I'd just as soon get the 1" ones and have a slightly wider stance. What size did you go with for yours? 31mm?
I don't have wheel spacers, I have aftermarket wheels. So when I ordered them I just got the offset I wanted. Mine are 20x9 -12mm offset.
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