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35'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WELLH2O, Apr 2, 2001.

  1. WELLH2O

    WELLH2O Registered Member

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    35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    That is the question that I would like answered I want to do a 4 inch lift and hack out some of the front fenders to run 35's is my new tranny and running gear going to like this or should I scrap the idea.
     
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    I would go with the 6" lift for better clearance. This is if you do flexing or hard playing. If you are a street driver, then the 4" will be ok.
     
  3. Flyinhi86

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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    I just put 35's on with a 4" lift. It's borderline. I ordered the 33's for the 4" lift but the company got the order wrong. It took about a month to get the tires so I decided try the 35's, much happier, look great. Wish I had a 6" lift. Also running 3:73 but thinking about going to a 4:56, whats your opinion?
     
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    i would go with 456's 4 35in tires unless you have a sm465 tranny then i would go with 373's or 411's

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  5. CaptCrunch

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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    I'm going 35's w/ 4.10's... is my daily driver so what some decent freewau mpg too... otherwise I'd go 4.56's...

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  6. Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    4 inch, 35s, and 4.10s, cutting and desent flex
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    i'm assuming you have a 700r and 208 combo. so you might be ok wheelin in low. where it'll getcha is on the highway with your trannie trying to use overdrive. i wish i had 4.56s or a big block

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    Blue, that's a badass picture...

    <font color=orange>To see my rig...</font color=orange> <A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda>http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda</A>
     
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    Running 4" with 35" Dunlop Mudrovers (which are excellent) and i have never ever rubbed the tire. This might sound dumb but i think 4wheel parts sold me a 6" lift, i have alot on clearence on the front tires.

    [​IMG]<font color=red>1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Middletown, NJ (07737).</font color=red>
     
  9. 90STYLE

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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    My rig has 35 BFG style mud terrains on it and I have a Pro Comp 4" kit. I can tell you matter of factly....THEY RUB!!!! I took the sway bar off and now they really rub....Of coarse I am only speaking of when Im wheeling...For the street they never touch. My .02$ worth.....Go with a six inch easy ride style spring. And stick with the cheap Hydro shocks the nitro charged shocks are way stiff. Also, I have factory Quad shocks but am only running one on each side. rides great....Last thing...BUY THE ORD STEERING BRACE!!!! MUST HAVE!!!!! Best of luck!
     
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    Says his is a '90...so I'm thinking it's the NP241

    89 K5 Silverado
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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    I am running a 6"" superride(which is more like a 5") and 35x15.50's with 4.10's(th305/208)... With 3.73s you will be fine....

    But I would probably go to a 6" to clear the tires better.

    I used to run 35's with 3.08's! It wasn't bad, but when wheelin I used 4 lo almost always!

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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    Ok Blue... West Coast guys... southerners... You're kill'n me here... I'm jealous... everytime you guys post a pics I just want to bang my head and the wall till I get my rocker panel done and paint... UGGGHHH!!!! [​IMG] Wish I knew someone to do body/paint work [​IMG] D@mn rustbelt...

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    Re: 35\'S WITH 3:73 RUNNING GEAR?

    I'm running the 4" with 35's, 3:73's, and a sm465. I wish I had another inch of lift. I've trimed the fenders and still rub. You can check my pics at http://coloradok5.com. Good luck.
     

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