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35x12.5 on a 3 inch lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MilpitasK5, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm driving an 86'K5 and I'm rollin' 33's on it right now. I have a 3inch lift in the front and a 3.5 inch lift in the back. Would I be able to fit 35 inch tires in there? If I did get 35's would I have to re-gear?
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    you will need to trim the fenders some to get them to fit i am going to run 36's with my 2.5in lift[​IMG] you might need to re gear what are you running now as far as gears go?

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    I have an 85 with 4" of sus lift...1" of body lift...and with the anti-sway bar disconnected, and full flex, my 35x12.50 ProComps will snag a fender lip from time to time. With Just 3" of lift, for 35s you'll either have to go higher (suspension and/or body lift) ...or do some fender trimming.

    Personally, I think 4-6" of suspension lift is premium on a K5...from there just do whatever fender trimming you need to to fit the big meats on there. =)

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  4. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    hey...fill out your profile so other NorCal K5ers can get to know ya! I work in milpitas. with a good bit of fender trim they can fit. A good ratio for all around driving is 4.10 w/ 35-36's that is what i run and it works well both on and off road

    -Zakk
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    i am going to run 36's with my 2.5in lift

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    Those will never fit. [​IMG]

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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    I am getting ready to do 38.5s on my 4" lift. Anything fits with a little modification. Heck I even got 28x12.50/15 M/T sportsman pros on my firebird. For anybody that knows 69 camaros and firebirds 10.5 is close, it just took a saw to cut the outer wheel lip and took a 10 lb sledge to make them fit :)

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    i got 35" swampers fitting on my 86 with only 2" rear/0" front lift and cutting. Theyll probably hit, but, who cares, i didnt buy this thing to look pretty.

    -matt
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