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32x11.5/15 fit with stock ride height?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by EZdoesit, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. EZdoesit

    EZdoesit Registered Member

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    I know there can be some variables which affect ride height, sagging springs etc., but I was wondering if 32x11.50's would fit my k5 without lifting it at all, I know 31x10.50's clear no problem and look kind of small, I need new tires and don't have the money to spend on 35's and a 4" lift until next year so I was thinking about 32's instead of another set of 31's for this winter. What do you guys think?

    BTW- the tires on my truck now have an actual height of 30.7" and the 32" tires I'm looking at have an actual height of 31.8"
     
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    Yep, you should be good to go. I think grim reaper ran 32's for a while.

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  3. According to what I've read, 31x10.50 15's are the largest that are supposed to fit stock, which is what I'm running. I think there are several people here running 33x12.50 with little to no rubbing, so I would hazard to say that the 32's should fit. Under extreme flex may be a different story, but I would think the most you would have to do is some slight fender trimming.

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    I have a friend that runs them with no problem at stock height.



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    I ran 32s for a while with sagging springs and was fine on-road. You will need to restrict your off-road journeys some because they might rub then.

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    I run 33's with no lift and I have no problems at all. Except for the 3.42 gears trying to turn them that is.

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  7. EZdoesit

    EZdoesit Registered Member

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    hey thanks, you guys are very helpful! :)
     
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    My brother is running 33x12.50 on his 86 K5 without any rubbing or other problems. His blazer is stock with no lift.

    I hope this helps.

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    i have 33-12.50's, and have never had them rub, and i have 200k plus miles on original
    saggy springs. i did put 411 gears in to turn them, and it made a huge difference
    32's should be no prob.

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    Absolutely positively sure why not... heres some pic's of my 83 with 32x11.5's lowered to stock hight with 2 leaf front springs.. no problemo... <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/19648093jHzsXjCfQV>http://community.webshots.com/album/19648093jHzsXjCfQV</a>

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