Phew.....I thought I got suckered. The 100 haters on MUD pick on me all the time.Originally Posted by devinsixtyseven
If a lift maintains stock articulation then it does improve on capability due to added ground clearance both between the axles and at the axles if you use a larger tire in conjunction. Both 80 and 100-series OME lifts do accomplish this.
Both the 80 and 100 series can run 35's without cutting.
And your capability analysis is spot on in regard to tire size. This came into play for me last weekend while trying out my 6" lift on the 80-series.
I've always ran 80's at 3.5-4 inches. Since going to 6" I thought I should access whether to make the jump to a 37" tire. Running Chiva Falls we still rubbed the 35's at full flex. This told me then and there that I'd need to bump stop 37's (which I was already told was needed). My ASAP decision was NO WAY. Less articulation = more tippiness and less traction. I see that loss to be more substantial than the added clearance the 37 upsize would afford. I think I have the correct balance now for the trails I run. The Lexus is done.