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Old 03-11-2010, 12:40 PM
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I have a 02 dodge ram quad cab and i am looking at a 4/6 lowering kit from mcgaughys and it says that the wheel can't be anymore than 30 in in diameter but i have about 31 in do you think i will run into problems with it? I am planning on putting new rims on once i get some money. Any ideas or anyone have a pair of chrome rims they are looking to get rid of?
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You'll run into issues with them rubbing on the inside of the fender. Now, there's a couple things you can do: get somebody to roll your inner fenders and it'll fit no problem; or you can do it yourself with a friend and a baseball bat but I don't recommend that method since it goes wrong real fast and someone ends up with a bloody nose and missing teeth

Or you could get lowering kit then your tires and put it all on at once. Just food for thought.
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I recently put a 5 inch rear flip kit on mine. I have 20 inch rims and tires. Not exact on the tire size. Anyway i have about21/2 inch clearence from top of tire to top of inner fender.I am in the works of a 2inch drop coil for the front.
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How do you go about rolling the fenders the right way without a baseball bat? I would rub in the front right?
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you will rub bad up front if you get a 4/6 with 31 in tires i would say just wait till you get new wheels and tires
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It would be the front you rub on every time you turn the wheel. As for getting them rolled, some suspension shops have a fender roller which is much faster, safer, and accurate than "ye ol' bat on the wheel"

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i did mine with a pair of pliers and a hammer. And it looks great
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when i dropped mine i was going to put 22s on it we lowered mine like this so not sure on exact drop.

cut coils 1.5 wraps and stocks shocks still work 245/65/17 tires on frt for now
bought mopar perches for back and flip (no shackles) and shorter shocks 245/70/17

now i dont think i can put 20s on mine without probs bc its like 2" inches above the tires in back and like 3" on front. I have pics on my intro and in pics forums, there closer then they look and they tuck when i hit bumps. so make sure u find out b4 u do like me and get it were u cant run what ya want lol
forgot to mention i have no bump stops but dont need them, bc it dont hit
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