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In order to pu 35x12.50 tires onto a 79 bronco, how much lift is required to do it with minimal amount of cutting? I'd like to keep the lift to a minimum if at all possible.

also where would be a good place to find lift components for my truck?

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Id say 2" for street driving no cutting...4" for serious use...Maybe some cutting...I was able to put 35" on a stock truck...It touched the rear outter fender edge....Ill look for my pic.......
 

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Check out bronco graveyard for lift kits. Their prices look good to me.
 

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i run 36x12.50 and 4 inch suspension lift in front and 4 inch blocks in rear had to trim in the rear but i also added extended travel shocks etc, now i rub on inner part of wheel well in rear

this pic is before i trimmed the rear and u can see it hit in the front of the rear tire.

 

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4wheelparts.com prices are negotiable, I think they have free shipping right now. They dont list your parts online so you would have to call
 

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Cool vid clip....Looks like your tires hit all the time...But I see know body damage or worn thread....SO I guess they dont hit...Love the slow mo of the clip......
 

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mainly depends how much your stock suspension has sagged over the years. drop the front coil tower down like an inch and a half or two, and do the rear shackle hanger flip, and you should be fine, this is if you are doing it on the cheap if not, buy a 3-4 inch kit and go on down the road.
 

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When I bought my Bronco a few yrs ago, it had no lift..and some 35"x12.5 tires on it.

Never flexed it, but it worked fine for just plain old driving...cept for I broke some stock 3.55 gears and punctured the 3rd member...Nearest I can figure, it was from running fat tires like that.

Now, ARB and 4.11 gears seem to work well.

Or, did last time I drove it, a year ago.
 

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had 35X13 on 10 inch rims with no lift on my 79..even with a fullsixe 35 spare on the rear carrier and the only place i could get it to rub was at full flex on the inside of the ds rear fenderwell
 
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