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Hey guys...I just put a set of 20x8.5s on 305/50/20 tires. While the ride and drive is mint, I think I would rather change to a set of 325/60/20's that are approximately 35" tall. The question: does anybody make a lift that will clear them???? According to the only lift I can find (2.5"), their lift will only clear 33's. Here's the problem: the truck comes with 33's on it originally...what the heck is the point of lifting 2.5" to only clear the same tires?????

Anybody got this lift and this size tires??? HELP!!!
 

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Hey Mike,
The 2.5 inch lift will clear that tire size if you have close to the same backspacing on the "dubz" that you are running. The mfg. will suggest that 33's clear but that is with max articulation. Question to ask, will this SUV ever see off road or severe issues? The Mfg. is just watching over themselves because of liabilty concerns. I am currently working on this "project" with using the 2.5 inch kit.
I know in the past I was able to run 37 BFG All terrains on my 2003 Dodge Hemi with only a 3" body lift. They only rubbed at full lock and I fixed that by trimming back the plastic wheel liner. The Mfg. on the body lift only suggested 33's, but I again matched the backspacing on the wheels.
I would probably try it, but with X-mas so close I will end up waiting until after the new year before I get to it.
Any questions feel free to email me.... :)
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I have to agree with you...

After more shopping around, I found that a company makes a 7" lift for Titan which I assume can be used with an Armada, too. I had a tough enough time getting the 305/50/20s balanced, much less biggers ones.

So, the long story short, I think Spring will bring a set of the aforementioned 35's and the 7" lift. Hopefully I can find a way to lift my garage door, too....

HAHA.
 

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Titan lift issues

I'm pretty sure that the Titan lift won't work on an Armada. The Titan is running a rear axle while the Armada has independent rear suspension. The front suspension is the same though.
Unless somebody has some "fab" work in mind or wants to swap in a rear axle I think we are SOL. I am not sure that anyone has lifts yet for independent rear suspension vehicles, that is kind of a touchy area. :confused:
Let me know or I will let you know if I find something that is applicable to our setup.
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Interesting, hadn't looked under the arse end to recognize the difference.

Maybe it will be longer than I thought :(

I'll keep a look out-please do the same...I am one of those (folks who really want the biggest)...I think a 7" lifted Armada with 20's would be pretty cool!

Thanks a bunch.
 

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I have been speaking to bulletproof suspensions over here in So. Cal.
They currently have two Titans that they have lifted 12-14 inches for Nissan Motor Company. Supsedly Nissan is supposed to send him two Armadas for a similar lift.

Thing is that it will be very expensive along the lines of 10-15 thousand for that kind of a lift. He explained to me that the bulk of all the costs in any lift is in the front end. Well for the Armada that would be like doing two front ends so prices could be twice as much.

He said he was willing to make a duplicate setup and that that would save some cash since Nissan is paying for all the R&D but I think I will pass.

--Raffa
 

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Hey there... new member and have just lifted my Armada 2.5" by Daystar -- bloody nightmare with the autoleveling rear end -- no shocks. Be sure to have someone who knows what they are doing if you proceed. Besides that, the 33"s rub slightly on the splash guards in front -- which I'll trim or just remove. True, they come with 33"s, but the small lift looks much better than the entire tire taking up the wells. I spoke with Ranch who IS working on a 4" suspension lift for the Armada. However, they will release the Titan version first, work out the kinks on the intricate Armada lift, then release -- I was told it could be many, many months off. I wouldn't be surprised if FabTech comes out with something before Rancho -- they are pretty aggressive.
 

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The Daystar lift is front only and won't get you to most 35s. It is also flawed. In talking to the titan guys, many have junked it because the struts can over extend and blow out. PRG makes a leveling kit that is billet blocks mounted to the top of the shock towers in front. Doesn't hurt the stock stuff and is easy to install. Similar if not cheaper also. Here's a link to another happy customer. I haven't done it yet but I'm going to raise mine. I'm just waiting for either a true lift or something PRG can dream up. He said that he may be able to cook up a rear lift similar to the front leveling kit to give us an inexpensive lift option front and rear, facilitating 35s. :thumbup: http://prerunners.com/store/store.htm http://www.titantalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21879
 
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