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Off-roading with a leveling kit and 35's

Hey gang,
I have an 05 and I am interested in the DR 2.5" leveling kit:Thumbup: Does anyone have one with 35's? Or do I have to go taller? Also, have you off-roaded the kit? I do a lot of hunting and would rather not have to listen to my truck rub.
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Get a low offset and you can do it. 4 and 5 inch offsets will run.. I am up 5"s and run with 18x10's with a 5" offset with 35x13.5's on. I would do a nice set of 33's witht he stoick rims, and drive the helk out of it with that lift..
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I used to have an 04 w/ the 12.5" donahoe and 38" pernellis on a 16x12 - it didn't rub. then i lowered it to the 8" w/ the same tires and it did rub. my friend had the same kit w/ 36" pernellis on a 16x12 and it was perfect hight size and didn't rub at all. if i were you I would actually just spend the extra bucks and get the 4.5 hanger kit that they make and run a 35"x 10" on your stock rims or at max a 10" wide rim to not rub. You will also keep your stock ride which is nice. also donahoe is awesome to deal with if you have any problems they are easy to work with.
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:umno: 05 = No hanger kit
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Also, since we are talking about stock ride. You will be down to very little caster on that leveling kit. somewhere between .5 and 0 degrees. You will see more wonder and it will like to follow the road contour more. Worse with wide tires. There will will a ba caster adjustment "tool" out soon, but.

I run 5 degrees of caster on my lift, and its the bomb...
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Brian,
How do you like the BDS lift? How does it ride? I have been looking at DR, but as always, money is an issue.

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I love the kit. I have used a 3" on this truck that was mostly a leveling kit, and I removed it due to very poor driving. This kit replaces the single radious arm with a 4 link. it gives you the caster back, and corrects all the angles so it drives as stock. Better with the extra caster IMHO.

https://www.thedieselgarage.com/proje...06/BDS/BDS.htm

in there I go through caster and camber and the effects. You will pay for a good lift! And there is a hiuge difference between a leveling kit, a lift kit, and a suspension kit. Get something that is designed to change all the angles back to what the factory set them at. The factory spent a lot of money and time getting it right...
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Thanks for the insight. I made up my mind and I will be buying a quality kit. I was just wondering if there was a cheaper way. BTW, where did you get your lift?

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I got mine direct from BDS, but they could direct you to someone who sells them... If you need help, PM me, maybe I can help ya.
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Brian,
When do you think this "tool" might be available? I have a leveling kit and it does try to wander more than I think it should. I am definately interested in this tool as soon as it is available.
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on edit: Didn't mean to jack your thread. I am running 35s and all I did was trim a little plastic under the wheel wells and I don't scrub unless I get in a real bad bind.
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