37 Inch Tires

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  1. Raptor23

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    hey guys I recently bought a 2010 ford raptor a month ago and I wanna put some 37 inch tires. Do I need to lift or level it? If so how many inches?
     
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    37's require top perch , and after perch adjustment you to realign the front end...........

    Perch Modes : Bottom OEM
    Mid
    Top


    FYI: Mid perch level's the truck out.....
     
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    and 37s will rip your fenders off if you wheel hard (even on top perch)
    Fiberglass fenders is the only real option
    A lift kit would do it too but changes the handling and capability of the truck
    Top perch works for a street truck
     
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    These boys know! I have real 35x12.5x17 and its the limit or you will regret the change. Save your old wheels and tires in case you hate it.
     
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    I have 18” Methods with 37” Toyos. I've gone through 2 sets of tie rods in a year. My buddy Cameron Steele says it’s because of the unsprung weight of the bigger tires and recommends going back to the 17’s with 35” BFGS
     
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    Just ordered a new set of methods 17x9. I have real bead locks and keep snapping of grade 8 bolts. Cameron is right about the tie rods. Un sprung weight is a real problem. My problem is rotational force. I am forced to go back to street wheels. I will only use my bead locks for the desert. Tell Cameron he is the reason Fox sells so many shocks.
     
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    Wise move on switching to regular wheels for Street and hi-way...
    DOT forbids True beadlocks on hiway's and city and county roads
     
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    I have been warned so many times about my bead locks. The Las Vegas 4 wheel parts wont sell them any more after the Reginol director found out I run them on high way. The store wont order them in anymore.The Nevada Highway Patrol is the worst. They don't ticket you they actually tow and impound the truck. So far so good except now I know why they aren't DOT approved. I ran they as long as I could. Once the Grade 8 bolts flew off I said im done risking a wheel failure at 80mph. RIP my bead locks. LOL
     
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    New York State really does not have a clue on true beadlocks or bead lock capable ... i'm sure if you get a over zealous Trooper you can be written up.............
    I run the factory beads cause they really make the leadfoot stand out with the the rest of the truck.
    Don't have the kit to make them true beadlocks .... so im safe from Johnny T. Law ... lmao
     
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    I am stubborn when it comes to rules on running off road parts on the highway. I love the look. But I always seem to want to test and or bend the law. Only pertaining to my vehicle of course. Now the real reason True bead locks aren't DOT approved is because of the distinct movement between the wheel and tire when breaking on asphault. When the bead is sandwiched it cant move. Thus due to heavy forward motion and heavy breaking the bead moves and snaps the bolts. I will post the picture as its amazing what happened. These are stamped NOT FOR HIGHWAY USE. OOOOPS I chose to overlook that.
     
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    Dude, I'd love to see it ..

    Enjoy , Thanx for the info and stay away from Johnny T. Law lol
     
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    Mid perch and 37's can be done with certain tires. You will need to do the pinch welds and some trimming .. You will be able to offroad without blowing your fenders off . I have personally done it to many trucks including my own .
     
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