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12-09-2019 03:41 PM
abishoff
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Originally Posted by Bedlam View Post
You would be better off starting with a SRW 3500 as a base platform.


I like the idea of factory 10lug and 4.89 gears with a beefier frame and bigger brakes.


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12-09-2019 02:48 PM
Grit dog Good luck with your project. Be sure to post the build up when you do it.
12-05-2019 10:37 PM
Bedlam You would be better off starting with a SRW 3500 as a base platform.
12-05-2019 10:22 PM
abishoff
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Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
You need to try keeping your thoughts straight.


Lol. Its just a time/money/priority thing. Still working out the logistics.


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12-05-2019 10:21 PM
abishoff
Whos lifting their 4500/5500Chassis Cabs?

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Originally Posted by Grit dog View Post
Look at this thread.

https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/4...-w-pics-3.html



That's basically 35x11 tires on his truck.

I know you're trying hard to figure out how to dump a pile of money into the new mall crawler you're buying, but take a look at what it will take to put 40-44" tires on it and what you'd have to do to it to fit that size. 40's ain't going on with just a leveling kit, especially with a hauler bed like you want.



Honestly, if you want to build a monster truck, a 3500 is a better platform to do it with both cost and practicality wise (even though practicality has 0 to do with it, because a class 3-5 diesel truck is rendered just about useless sitting on a huge lift and wheels)

You're into military wheels/tires if you want to keep real load capacity or have it on LT tires and only able to carry it's own weight.

Car shows and maybe mud bogs if you want to mod it to put down enough power to propel a 10klb + truck across a mud pit.



It'll make a real monster truck if you want it to, but will be a bunch of work and supporting modifications to get there.


I do have access to military tires and Im running 37 wrangler MTRs on my 96chevy k3500. Also I do plan to use it to haul every once it awhile. I help some friend move heavy equipment and oversized yachts when asked. Ideally Id like to do something like this.


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12-05-2019 06:45 PM
Jimmy N.
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Originally Posted by abishoff View Post
I just ordered my 5500 Chassis Cab and I want to put 40 or 44 tires. As soon as possible. What size lift do I need for this? Ive heard with a front end leveling kit, 2.5 font lift, it should be able to do 40s no problem.


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Originally Posted by abishoff View Post
If/when I get to that process and theres anything left on the factory takeoffs Ill try as remember this conversation haha
You need to try keeping your thoughts straight.
12-05-2019 06:35 PM
Grit dog Look at this thread.
https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/4...-w-pics-3.html

That's basically 35x11 tires on his truck.
I know you're trying hard to figure out how to dump a pile of money into the new mall crawler you're buying, but take a look at what it will take to put 40-44" tires on it and what you'd have to do to it to fit that size. 40's ain't going on with just a leveling kit, especially with a hauler bed like you want.

Honestly, if you want to build a monster truck, a 3500 is a better platform to do it with both cost and practicality wise (even though practicality has 0 to do with it, because a class 3-5 diesel truck is rendered just about useless sitting on a huge lift and wheels)
You're into military wheels/tires if you want to keep real load capacity or have it on LT tires and only able to carry it's own weight.
Car shows and maybe mud bogs if you want to mod it to put down enough power to propel a 10klb + truck across a mud pit.

It'll make a real monster truck if you want it to, but will be a bunch of work and supporting modifications to get there.
12-05-2019 05:31 PM
Bedlam Mine is loaded at 17-18.5k lbs GVW all the time and rides fine on stock suspension. 15k lbs or less, I would agreed with you.
12-05-2019 05:22 PM
Lamar11 we own a construction company, but the truck is pretty much my daily driver. The ride after the install was a thousand times better. That 5500 will rattle your teeth stock.
12-04-2019 10:36 AM
abishoff
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Originally Posted by Lamar11 View Post
Kelderman all the way. The ride is amazing, give Kasey a call. They did my 2016 I couldn't believe the difference.


Why Kelderman and what do you use your truck for?


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12-04-2019 08:03 AM
Lamar11 Kelderman all the way. The ride is amazing, give Kasey a call. They did my 2016 I couldn't believe the difference.
12-02-2019 10:08 AM
abishoff
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Originally Posted by gsbrockman View Post
Can I get a good deal on your take-off tires and wheels?


If/when I get to that process and theres anything left on the factory takeoffs Ill try as remember this conversation haha


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