size of rims don't account for anything, the tire is 35 inches on an 18, 20 or 22 inch rim.Sorry I had it confused with the extended travel kit. im trying to figure out how much lift i need to clear 35's with 20 inch rims..
that was a mouth full lolThe trouble with the 20" Diesels I see are they're 10" wide with 4.56" backspacing, (BS), so will stick out 3" more than stock, and will rub with 35's even with a 6" bracket lift. A friend needed the pinch weld mod even with 9" width rims with 4.5" BS with his Pro Comp stage 1 lift for 35x12.5 BFG KM M/T's. With a Diesel in a 18", they have them available in 9" width with a more tucked in 5" backspacing so a 35x12.5 will fit with only possible trimming on a bracket lift.
The Pro Comp 6001 Chrome is available in a 20x9 with 4.5" BS, which is better than the 10" Diesels, but still as bad as the friends' rims on his Pro Comp lift that rubbed. So for any of the rims mentioned, you're going to be better off with a bracket lift, but the 10" would still be a tough fit.
With a 3" body lift plus leveling kit, the 18x9 with 5.0" BS, and a lot of trimming, you could probably do it. I saw the 17x7.5" off road rims with 35's on that combination, (no rubbing), but the 18x9's with 5.0: BS, would be sticking out another 1.9". :huh:
The KMC XD Hoss Chrome, (Series XD795), or the KMC XD Badlands, (Series XD779), would work better, but still need some trimming.
20" x 9" +18mm offset 5.71" backspacing Bolt Pattern 6x139.7, (6 on 5.5"). Either only sticks out 1.25" more than the off road rims.
The best aftermarket 20" fit though, (I could find), is the KMC XD SPY Chrome, (Series XD797). 20x8.5" with +18mm offset 5.46" backspacing. It would only stick out 1" more than the off road rims. So 3" body lift plus the current 2" leveling kit, and some new Bilstein HD struts.
You could instead get the Bilstein 5100's and set the spring perch to the middle setting for 1.5" and might be able to still run your 2" leveling kit for about 3.25" front lift, and with the Spys, and some major trimming, make the 35's fit.
If you click on the Pinch Weld Mod link in my sig, it shows the trimming I needed with wheels that stick out 1.4" more than the stock off road rims, with a shorter 34" A/T tire. These were also narrower being a 305. So, besides the Spy's, I would recommend the new 34" 295/60R20 size in Trail Grapplers.
20" Trail Grapplers:
35x12.50R20LT E 121Q 35.04x13.39 8.5-(10.0)-11.0
LT295/60R20 E 126Q My estimate 34.0x12.0 Coming Jan. 2011 ... Easier to fit
18" Trail Grapplers:
35x12.50R18LT E 123Q 35.04x13.39 8.5-(10.0)-11.0
LT295/70R18 E 129/126Q 34.57x11.73 7.5-(8.5)-10.0 ... Easier to fit
With leveled up to 4", [when I did the pinch weld mod on my Titan, it was at 2.5". Later I had it at 4" and the clearance wasn't that much better. I was expecting more anyway]:Thanks man. Im thinking about throwing the 5100's on it, do you think that would clear the trail grappler 34" with 20" rims? or maybe even some 33" tires