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Ive probably been through every thread on this forum for the past week, lol

I'll be doing a thuren 3" lift here someday on my 3rd gen and trying to decide on a wheel/tire size combo.

I was looking at 35x12.50 on a 17x9 wheel with a -12mm offset (4.5" backspacing).

Are there any pics out there of a similar setup? Any rubbing issues?

If I missed a thread that is similar to this I apologize, just link to it and I'll have a looksie.

Thanks!
 

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A 4.5" backspacing is too much for the 3" lift. It will rub pretty bad. You should look for more like a 5.5 or more. I have a Carli 3" with a 5.71" and it works perfect. Don't get into a combo you hate cause it rubs like a som btch.
 

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3" coil spacers, TGC control arms, 17x9 w/ 4.5 bs on 35x12.50/17




With the factory arms it rubbed at full lock, but after replacing the control arms and recentering the axle it's good to go! :thumbsup: Hope these help ya
 

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A 4.5" backspacing is too much for the 3" lift. It will rub pretty bad. Don't get into a combo you hate cause it rubs like a som btch.
Aslong as his Thuren kit comes with new arms or He purchases a set he will be fine. And truly everybody should replace the arms so you can get a proper alignment :thumbsup:
 

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It also depends on what tire you run. A lot of 35 A/T tires are actually smaller than 35" A Toyo M/T is a true 35.2" and he will have issues. Yes with control arms and trimming you can minimize this but that wasn't what he asked.
 

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He also hasn't picked a tire yet. But since you "know" more than I, I'll shut up. Just trying to help a guy out and show him it can be done....3" lift, 35x12.50's, & a 17x9 with 4.5" of backspacing...pretty sure that's what I'm running. :doh: and what he asked to see
 

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I will have new control arms. Ill have dons whole frontend shebang. The tires im looking at actually measure 35 or 34.8 and almost 13" wide. I thought the 4.5 backspacing and -12mm offset would stick out alot further than those pics.

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18x9, 5inch back spacing. 325/65s (35x13).




 

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Yessir 2inch
 
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