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tire size with lift

I'm having a Donaho(Icon) 41/2 inch lift installed next week and they told me 35inch tire are the tallest that won't rub. Now others have said 35s will fit with just a 2inch leveling kit. I'm confused. I need resolution so I can order my tires/wheels.
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I have the DR 4.5" lift and I run 35s. My tires look too small. My next set of tires will be 37s, because there is plenty of room for 37s. IMO the 37s shouldn't rub, but if they do it will be on the plastic inner fender at the bottom. You can trim that piece pretty easy to make them clear if they rub.
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I was thinking the same. Do you know what back spacing you would use on the wheels.
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I run 17x8 American Racing Assault wheels and they are 5" backspacing. The tire sticks out past the fender, but not by more then a inch or so. If you want them to stick out farther run a 4" or 4.5" backspacing.
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I'm having a Donaho(Icon) 41/2 inch lift installed next week and they told me 35inch tire are the tallest that won't rub. Now others have said 35s will fit with just a 2inch leveling kit. I'm confused. I need resolution so I can order my tires/wheels.
I have the exact same lift on my truck. The wheels are 18X8.5 with 5.082" backspace. Tires are 37x12.5 BFG AT. It has only rubbed once on the inside of the plastic wheel well liner. I had the wheels turned at full lock and I hit a fairly large bump. After I stopped I got out to see where it had rubbed. It was an area about the size of a penny. I was a very small area and the rub was so light I barley heard it when it happened.

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I run 37s with just a leveling kit

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U can run 37s w a 4" lift but wheels must have a positive off-set. If u want a lip on the rim, go with curve forge wheels. Positive off-set leaves small lips.

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