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Air ride lift linkage mod done, 35's installed

So I bought the ball sockets and threaded rod and did the air ride linkage mod. I don't have any error message and hardly notice a difference in ride quality in normal mode. I put on 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open Country C/T tires, they are considered a winter tire but many run them all year which is what I intend to do. I did get a wheel alignment done, which was necessary because it was off after doing the mod.


No clearance issues, but I was also hoping to put on 1.5 inch wheel spacers and it doesn't look like there will be enough clearance to do it. This will have to do until I can get the 4" BDS lift done. I do notice at highway speed my rpm doesn't come down under 2K now, wonder if I need to get the shift points reprogrammed. If anyone has any input on this it would be appreciated.




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i am running 35x12.6x17s w/2inch spacers on my rebel with NO real modification. keep in mind i did have to zip tie part of the inner fender back at the bottom and trim a peice of plastic...though nothing major overall. plus i liked the look of the standard height with the 35s...your truck looks amazing though...i swear the rebels were fca's best call on a re-design.
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i am running 35x12.6x17s w/2inch spacers on my rebel with NO real modification. keep in mind i did have to zip tie part of the inner fender back at the bottom and trim a peice of plastic...though nothing major overall. plus i liked the look of the standard height with the 35s...your truck looks amazing though...i swear the rebels were fca's best call on a re-design.
Which 2" spacers did you use? I'm thinking of using them with the stock 33's for a wider stance. Do you have a pic so I could see what a difference the 2" makes. It would be greatly appreciated.

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Has anyone tried the Revel Performance 2" leveling links? They look well made and all I'm looking to do is level the front.
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Which 2" spacers did you use? I'm thinking of using them with the stock 33's for a wider stance. Do you have a pic so I could see what a difference the 2" makes. It would be greatly appreciated.

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there you go! i had them initially on with my 33s and they did look good. this is them with the 35s
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there you go! i had them initially on with my 33s and they did look good. this is them with the 35s
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there you go! i had them initially on with my 33s and they did look good. this is them with the 35s
Looks great. Odd, with my 35's on when I turn the wheel all the way right, my front driver's side wheel looks like it would rub on the outer rear part of the fender if I put spacers on. I was convinced they wouldn't work, but you have no rubbing so not sure what to do now lol.
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So I bought the ball sockets and threaded rod and did the air ride linkage mod. I don't have any error message and hardly notice a difference in ride quality in normal mode. I put on 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open Country C/T tires, they are considered a winter tire but many run them all year which is what I intend to do. I did get a wheel alignment done, which was necessary because it was off after doing the mod.


No clearance issues, but I was also hoping to put on 1.5 inch wheel spacers and it doesn't look like there will be enough clearance to do it. This will have to do until I can get the 4" BDS lift done. I do notice at highway speed my rpm doesn't come down under 2K now, wonder if I need to get the shift points reprogrammed. If anyone has any input on this it would be appreciated.


Just an update on this. I did end up ordering a Hypertech speedometer recalibrator, part number 752501 Error - Hypertech. I did the reprogram and entered the new tire size, took it out for a quick test and it did help bring my rpm down at 60 mph on highway. It is more like it used to be before putting on the 35 inch tires.
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Hey T Man, can you let us know how changing to 35's affects your fuel economy? I'm sure you are aware but you can check the recalibration of the speed O using the Navigation GPS Trip Computer if you have NAV installed. Just to make sure it is an accurate recalibration.
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Just an update on this. I did end up ordering a Hypertech speedometer recalibrator, part number 752501. I did the reprogram and entered the new tire size, took it out for a quick test and it did help bring my rpm down at 60 mph on highway. It is more like it used to be before putting on the 35 inch tires.
Recalibrating the speedometer doesn't change your rpm. It just corrects the speedometer calculation. What was happening is that the computer was calculating your speed based on wheel rpm's. But with larger tires, you're actually covering more ground with each rotation. So when your computer thought you still had 33" tires and you were cruising at a calculated speed of 60mph, you were actually running about 64mph. Now your computer is calculating your speed based on larger tires, so you're driving slower, less rpm, to actually run at 60mph.

Your rpm should actually be lower than before with the new 35's. If your engine was running at 2000 rpm at 60 before, now your engine should be running at 1885rpm. (94% of whatever engine speed you were running before.) Assuming same final gear, of course.
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