Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby DavidWymore » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:17 pm

Nice truck!

38" swampers are going to be considerably bigger and harder to fit than 37s.
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby spesce » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Same width, 1" larger in diameter and just more aggressive tread. Can't be that much bigger.

I need to replace my brake wheel cylinders soon and will fit the 38's on at that time and take more pictures.

The biggest item that will be different than what you see is I need between 2"-3" spacers for each. I think 2 1/2" will be correct, but need to try them for steering linkage clearance.
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby DavidWymore » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:07 pm

Those 37s probably run an inch undersize and the swampers will be true to size or bigger. They'll rub turning/offroad.
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby racer1269 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:02 am

here is a pic i snapped in the bone yard today. this was a w200 is this a normal spring setup? looks tall.

also SPESPC in your second pic behind your rear tire there is a factory multi hole bracket. does anyone know what that was for ? thanks


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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby dougdodgeman » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:24 am

Springs are definitely not factory W-200, and the bracket is for a spare tire carrier. On those springs, I'd say all the square cut leaves were added to the original tapered leaves. Doug
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby racer1269 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:06 pm

would those 37" OZ military tires fit on a stock 16.5 wheel in respects to the width of the wheel? what size are the stock style steel wheel width? thanks
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby EdM » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:52 pm

Good to see. I have some 37 inch Goodrich tires to go on my 1970 W200 crewcab this weekend or next. I was under the impression they would go on in stock configuration. It has the original Denman bias ply now. 36 inch I believe.
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby spesce » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:45 am

Well I have to be honest. I did trim the front fender. The 37"s have no problem and have not rubbed to date (only 100 miles at 40 mph).

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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby gyman98 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:58 am

Wow spesce is that ever nice! Of course i am bias to orange crew cabs though lol
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby PwrWgnWalt » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:04 am

Just in case anyone else reads this for lift clearances...

Back in the '80s I had a 4" SuperLift (front spring, rear blocks) that allowed my '71 W100 to clear Q Buckshot Mudders (about 35", IIRC).
The stock steering and drivelines were about stretched to their max at this height. Any further would have required more extensive modifications.
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1971 D100: "Dude" Super Banana Yellow, 318/727
1970 D100: Adventurer Sport, Red, 318/727, AC, pb, extra fuel tanks, and aluminum tailgate trim - all factory original.
1970 D200: light blue, 383/NP435 4-speed, 4.10 gears
1970 D200: Crewcab, brown, 318/727, pb, short Utiline box, Dana 60 (rear), 4.10 ratio gears
1969 W200: Crewcab, yellow, 440/435 4-speed, pb, short Utiline box, HD Dana 44 (front), Dana 60 (rear) 4.88 gears
1969 D100: Adventurer, brown, 383/727, pb, extra fuel tanks
1969 D100: Adventurer, medium blue, LA-318/727
1966 W200: Green, A-318/NP435 4-speed, NP201 Trxfr Case, 4.10 gears Powr Lok rear
1965 D200: Crewcab, turquoise, A-318/727 dash shift, Sweptline box
1964 W200: Green, A-318/NP435 4-speed, NP201 Trxfr Case, 4.10 gears Powr Lok rear
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Re: Minimum lift required for 38" superswampers on W200

Postby Crazyktmmatt » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:26 pm

My w100 would fit military 36's @ stock height with the fenders trimmed on the front. I later lifted it 4". It fit military michelins then. They rubbed when flexing on the fronts of the fenders.
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