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35's with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jms, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. jms

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    35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    Anybody running 35's with a 2 1/2 inch lift? With swaybar disconnects? How much did you have to cut the fenders? Besides fenders, do they rub anyplace else? Info's greatly appreciated, michael

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    I had 35" BFG all terrains with a 4" lift for a long time. They would just rub the fenders closest to doors when I was turning and articulating at the same time. No rubbing anywhere else. If I cut off only an inch at the very end of the wheel well I think it would have been fine. But that was with 4" of lift.

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    You'd need atleast 4" to clear 35's without major cutting.

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    I run 2.5" lift with 33's and have only rubbed a couple of times...Your going to have to cut some metal[​IMG]


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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    Well i'm running just that on my 83 with a 2.5 and 35BFG's
    And yes i had to cut the back fender area and i also did the
    front area to because i don't have the front body mount's
    in. I think that if did have them in there would'nt be any problem. As it sits right now i dont have any problems.
    Hope this help. Eric

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  6. Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    i used to run my 35s on a 2.5" lift. i ran with my sway bar all the time though. i cut the fenders too. i didn't rub but i didn't have great flex either. i've sense gone up to a 4" and more trimming with no sway bar and i get some contact on full stuff. here's a few pics of when i had the 2.5" lift. with more trimming and my 2.5" i would have been fine. plus my truck drove a lot better with the 2.5 then the 4. hope this helps[​IMG]

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    I'm guessing you want to run 35x12.5's. They will probably not fit with a 2.5". I know a guy that ran 35x9.5's with that lift with no problems, though.

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    pscromitt on here runs 3" and 39s but his fenders are slightly trimmed.

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    Fellows, thanks for all the input. Any idea what the 35x9.5's are? Same as Q78? I like the sleeper look of skinny tires; I'm running 33x10.5 right now; the only ones I could find in 35 is MT Baja Belted 35x11.5($$$?). Concerns about lift height is garage height (duh!) and center of gravity/stability; wider tires would help here, I suppose. Anyway, wife's going to be out of town, I've got too much to do at work, otherwise I'm bored here in NE, so lifting the truck sounded like a good idea.....michael

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    Re: 35\'s with 2 1/2 lift?? Cutting?

    Check out the Buckshot tires. they make a 36" that is very narrow. Price is reasonable too.

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