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35's, no lift, lots of fender trimming?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandy78, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. sandy78

    sandy78 Registered Member

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    Can I do it? I mounted one on the front and it doesn't seem to hit anywhere, but I cant really flex it out with my floor jack......Has anyone else done this? I have had no rubbing at all with 33's, but 35's are bigger:grin:
     
  2. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Better get the saw out now. I test fitted my 35's and there was no room to do anything without lift/cutting
     
  3. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    i have kinda i only have 1exta leaf up front mybe 1.5in lft i cut to the inner fender flush
     
  4. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    i run 35's with my K20 stock susp.It s not rubbing when u look at it but when u drive and sharp steer(specially goin downhill then up)it will rub and rub good too.
    I bent my f. fenders first:frown1: ...and then i trimmed the fender corners
    with the:weld: torches. now it's wayyyyyy better but still rubs sometimes(just a bit):D
     
  5. joez

    joez 1/2 ton status

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    2"body lift, 36" tall TSL's, and no trimming. They would clear without the body lift i bet. They dont rub on road or off. Its all in rim selection and tire width.

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  6. 85scottsdale

    85scottsdale 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running 33x12.5" tires with stock springs except for 1-ton 3 leaf springs in front which puts the truck about level and half-ton springs in the back. No rubbing to speak of yet, running them on 15x8" wheels with 3.75" BSing
     
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    shanemcg45 Registered Member

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    On my 85 K5 I've got 33x12.50's on 15x10 rims. For now the suspension is still stock. Everything clears fine until I go to make a turn. The fender lip will catch the edge of the tires. It didn't happen on the 15x8's but the 15x10's are for sure rubbing.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if you run narower tires 13.5 wide and under with stock backspacing rims you can do it with no problem. i run 39.5x13.5x16in iroks with only a 2.5in lift
     
  9. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Or.....35's with minimal cutting and NO WHEELING!!!


    Here's a pic of a truck I used to own (88K5, no lift, 35's):

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    I did a slight "cut" on the trailing edge of the front fenders to allow the front tires to turn....and I think I had to nip a slight bit from the leading edge too.

    Strictly a "street" vehicle. I had no illusions about that setup working offroad.... I think it would have rubbed even at the mall. :D


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  10. niice truck! what size rim width?/tire width?
     
  11. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    One way suggested to me to check flex/interference is to put one rear tire up in the air (such as on a ramp) and do the same with the opposite side front.
     
  12. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    That looks like the same trim I had to do to my truck

    I run 35X14's on 15"rims with 3 or 3 1/2" bs.

    I also had to beat the front of the fenders in to reduce the rub while turning and flexing

    Now there is only minimal rub when it starts bouncing off road

    There seems to be a big difference from truck to truck as to what will fit ,what your buddy runs won't work on another:dunno:
     
  13. joez

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    Thanks.

    Rim is 5.5" wide with ~3.5" backspacing. Tires are 10.5" wide. They fit perfect.
     
  14. what about running 315 75r 16's with a 2 inch body lift?
     

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