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Old 05-17-2014, 12:40 AM
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I just picked up a 14 express reg cab with the black express package. I saw the maxtrac lift and wondered if anyone uses this and what their opinions are on ride, fitment, and quality. Also what size tires your running without and rubbing or trimming. Looks like a decent kit. Also how far did it push out the front wheels? CST say 1/2" for the fabbed spindle and 3/4" on the cast. Wondering what these would set them at so I know what kind of spacer I would need.
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I have the Maxtrac 4.5" spindle lift on my '13. I have a couple threads on here explaining all about it. But in short, I highly recommend it. Very good customer service, parts were of high quality and the ride is damn there just like stock. Im running 35" toyo MTs with no rubbing. The front wheels do get pushed out probably 3/4" to an inch. But I have the pocket flares so it makes it less noticeable. Purchase the kit off Ebay. That was the cheapest I found. Get the 4.5" spindle kit and the 3" rear lift kit. My truck sits perfectly level.
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ThT was the kit I was looking at and I was just curious about how far the wheels get pushed out so I could get a hub centric spacer to even them out. Thanks for the info I had never heard of them so I wasn't sure about the quality. Price is great for the lift. What offset wheel are you running with your 35's.
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ThT was the kit I was looking at and I was just curious about how far the wheels get pushed out so I could get a hub centric spacer to even them out. Thanks for the info I had never heard of them so I wasn't sure about the quality. Price is great for the lift. What offset wheel are you running with your 35's.
Thats why I went with it due to the price! My wheels are -12 offset. It really isn't too bad if u don't plan on running fender flares. My thread I did has a lot of pictures with a lot of details that show everything.
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I have this lift on my 05 and it pushed the stock wheels out about 1.75" with 1.25" hub centric spacers. I have 1.75" spacers on the rear and the tires line up pretty close within a .25". I am running 315/70/17 on stock 17's. As for the kit, I also ordered from ebay as well (shockn4u). I absolutely love it and just like Firemedic10584 said the ride is great just like stock. I also have fender flares so they don't stick out too much. Considering the price difference in the kits available, I would recommend this kit 10 out of 10 times. Good Luck and post pictures after install.
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Well that is it then. I pan on the kit not to decide on the wheels I have a couple fuels I really liked. Then Toyo extreme at2 or mt's probably do the AT's since I don't plan on any crazy off roading just some beach trips and manybe some camping and a few trails.
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Here's my thread on the lift. Plenty of info and pics.

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Here is a before/after pics of mine if although its a different gen, but it gives you an idea of height difference.

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I am running this kit as well, on my 13' crew laramie. 4.5" front spindles and the 3' rear coil springs. Fitment and quality is top notch, ride quality is almost stock. I would definitely recommend it. I have 35x12.5x20 Toyo At2 on it with the stock wheels and I have no rubbing and I didn't need spacers.
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Thanks and that Laramie looks great. I found the kit with bilstein shocks non adj just normals for a few extra so I figure they should ride good. I actually spent some time with a guy at Ballistic talking about a wheel combo and we came up with running ballistic razorbacks in black for several reasons. One is I liked the price and looks. But we also talked about the track width and I will lost some mileage on the tires from not being able to do a front to rear rotation but I run staggered wheels on my lowered 98 Trans Am for 8 years and I am fine with a little mileage loss from no rotation. We came up with running a setup with +12 offset wheels on the front and -12 on the rear and it will even the track width within a few mm's and according to him it will drive fine just some tire wear from lack of rotation but I don't put more thank 10k a year on my trucks anyway plus the look is more important than having to get new tires a little sooner from wear. He assured me if their was any issue he would swap the +12 set for another set of -12's if there are and drivability issue but running staggered setups on cars for years including width and offsets has never been a issue so I am going to give it a shot. The guy at maxtrac had never heard of it but wants pics soon as I get it all together. Kit isn't a big deal on price or wheels. The 35x12.5'r20's are the pricey part since I want some quality tires and that cost extra.
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