RE: Re: RE: Body and Suspension Lift

From: Walter Felix (
Date: Mon Jun 15 1998 - 19:19:18 EDT

I have 8" rims on the truck now (I didn't update the web page yet) and still
get a slight rub on the fender when turning into a driveway.

You mention cut out flares, who makes cutouts for Dakota's? I checked out
Bushwacker, Warn and Xenon and was not able to find cutouts. I'm using the
Bushwacker extend-a-fender flares.

88' Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4.

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of woodgate
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 1998 11:30 PM
Cc: kent c woodgate
Subject: DML: Re: RE: Body and Suspension Lift


   On your site you mentioned that your dakota has negative offset 10" wide
wheels. The 10" part is likely the source of some of your clearance
trouble. A 10.50 tire is a good deal wider when mounted to a 10" wheel. I
plan on using 8" wheels when the 31x10.50 BFG AT's go on my Dakota. With a
body lift, cut out flares and 8" std offset wheels I am told I will have
absolutely no rub. With a 10" wheel they would with or without the offset. A
tire tech recomends the 8" over the 10" for the 10.50 tires. 10"-7" is the
range with 10" being the max rim and 7" being the minumum. In general most
of the time you are better off with a tire that is mounted to a wheel with a
width near the middle of its range. I have seen one Dakota with a solid axle
swap in a 4x4 mag don't know which one or when.

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