Yeppers, you are correct about an initial lift without modification. But, the largest tire you can run is actually 30.5". You can do this without a lift, you just have to modify the flange area like you are talking about. Any tire larger than this will hit the lower footwell even with the flange bent over.fcsallan said:Here is the problem. If you look at the profile of the front wheel opening you will see that there is a return on the bottom that narrows the opening almost to contour the tire. If you lift the chassis you will put the fattest part of your tire in a narrower opening than it was meant to be in. Thus, the 29 1/2" tire that comes stock on the R/T will even rub at the bottom.
There is a rib where the inner fender, floor and firewall come together behind the inner wheel well that is only about 1/4" behind your plastic wheel well. If you push on it just a little you will feel it. This rib is approx. 1" deep so if you only want a 31" tire, you could remove the inner wheel well and cut off this rib and re-weld it to gain that space, then just modify the inner wheel well with some cheap plastic to extend it back against the new profile but I would thing that was a lot of work for 1 1/2" worth of tire.
Here ya go...:40" mudders on 24's on the Nitro with about 10 inches of lift?
I've had some people saying that the rubberbands currently on my 24's aren't enough rubber for them. So I thought it would be awesome to go big and get the best of both worlds. who makes a lift kit or prolly be better off completely custom lifted?? another issue is if the 3.7 has enough a$$ behind it to push them monsters...
Here ya go...:Has anyone lifted their nitro or seen any that have been lifted? I was just woundering how it would look.
Have you seen these kits?I seen a pic of a silver one that someone had put a lift on and larger tires does anyone know what all is involved with this?I think it looks cool myself and thought about lifting mine but wanted more details before I proceed