Livin Lite Quicksilver 8.1 3" Lift and 14" Tires

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  1. vulcan classic

    vulcan classic New Member

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    So I am in the process of adding a lift to my LL/QS camper; I will be adding 14" wheels and all-terrain tires. My goal is to be able to take it off-road and add a little more ground clearance and to raise it up level with my lifted Jeep Wrangler.

    I have installed 2" x 3" x 12" long 0.25" T6 6061 aluminum rectangular tubing in between the axle mounting brackets and the frame mounting brackets using 1/2" Grade 8 hardware, $64 shipped from McMaster Carr.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#6546k281/=o8hii0

    I purchased a pair of 14" x 6" steel trailer wheels, 5 on 4.5, with 0 offset, $76 shipped from Recstuff.com.

    http://recstuff.com/14X6-5-4.5-Silver-Spoke-Trailer-Wheel.aspx

    I purchased a pair of BFG AT/KO's, LT195/75-14, $256 shipped from Discounted Wheel Warehouse.

    http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com/BF_Goodrich_All_Terrain_T_A_KO_Tires.cfm?pn=BFG%2D34557&pID=188

    I'll post up pics once all the work is completed. I also plan on removing the PVC bed bunk poles storage tube under the frame for added ground clearance. In addition, I will modify the stabilizer jacks on the corners by adding 3" stand-offs at each and under the entry step if needed.
     
  2. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Sounds like fun. In progress pictures are always great, too! [RTM]
     
  3. vulcan classic

    vulcan classic New Member

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    Re: Livin Lite Quicksilver 8.1 3" Lift and 14" Tires

    Here's the finished project...

    Stock 12" wheels and tires

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    3" lift with 14" wheels and 195/75-14 BFG AT KO's

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    Idaho New Member

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    We added a 3" lift to our 2013 Quicksilver 8.0, but there is not enough room in the wheel wells for wider tires. How did you get your larger tires to fit?
     

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