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38s and 6 inches of lift...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevy4x4, Sep 27, 2000.

  1. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Does any body have or have seen pics of a blazer with 6 inches of lift and 38s? I'm gonna lift the suspension 4 inches, the body 2 and run 38s. I wanna see how much trimming would be needed to clear them. Oh yeah, DBlazer, I have already seen all your pics.
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  2. ken

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    Well, not a Blazer, but the same fenderwells. I had 38"x12.50" Swampers on 9.75" wide rims on my '90 3/4 ton Suburban. Wiped out the lower rear corners of the front fenders just riding around the street and turning up driveways!!! Ya gotta get the ol Sawzall out, brotha!!! When in doubt, lift it some more!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. 6.2Blazer

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  4. CK5

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    Hey Ken
    Do you have any pics of your 90 Sub with the 38's? Did the 12.5's look thin being that tall?
    When in doubt, cut some more!!!!!!!

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  5. ken

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    Sadly I don't have any pictures. Yes the 12.5s looked kinda thin. Also, they weren't a true 38" tall...course neither are 36" Swamps.

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    The 36" TSL 12.5 radials IF mounted on an 8" rim are 36.2" tall, mine are mounted on 10" wide rims but still were over 36". I know some of the 38" tires are more like 37.5" though.

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  7. chevy4x4

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    I saw a blazer with an 8 inch suspension lift and 38s the other day. It has 12.5s and they didn't look too skinny. The Blazer Looked great and it was for sale 9000cnd (bout 6500 US)

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  8. Rebel88

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    I dont have pictures but when i first put my 6" suspension on my blazer i borrowed a friends 38x12.50 swampers with about 3/4 tread. They only rubbed when i hit a big bump or compressed things too much. If i stay with 6" i am going to trim a bit of fender and run wider 38s because 12.50 is too thin. Probably 38x14.50 radials.

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    I have a picture of my truck with 9 inches of lift and 38x16" wide tires. But before I put on the body lift I only had a 6" lift. You can see in the picture where I had to trim the front fenders.

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  10. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    Hey man, there's a Burb over by my house. The guy works at a Phillip's 66 service station. There is a garage there where he works on it. Anyway.....the guy has a 6" spring all 4 corners and he cut the fenders and put the Bushwacker Fender cut-outs on it. He is running 38-16-15 Baja Belted Mickey T's and the width is close to that. The tires are wide as hell and he says he doesn't have any rub, so I think maybe you could get away with that. When you get your set-up going, get some pics of it so I can check it out. Good luck. LATER!!


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