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4" lift and 36" Super Swamper TSL's - QUESTION

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dj-beeker, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. dj-beeker

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    4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I am looking to add a 4" lift and 36" Super Swamper TSL's to my '88 Blazer.

    Will I have to do any fender trimming for daily driving???

    Thanks,

    Jeremy
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    You will most likely have to do some trimming for like when your turning into a parking lot or something. Going four wheeling can be a whole different story depending on what your doing.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I slapped a 4" BDS system in my 82 Chevy K10, with 36/12.5 Swampers with out any body trim required. Although I am still running the swaybar and the 2" Body Rust may be a factor.

    I've heard of some guys needing to trim a little off the corners in the front.

    ~ Russ
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I ran this combo on my 82 K5. No rubbibg on the street, but it was really close. No way would you be able to go offroad without some trimming.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I am run rough counrty 4" with 36x12.50 tsl sx's and I did not cut my finders, I just beat the sh!t out of them with a BIG F*CKING HAMMER. Go to my webshots account to see
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    for daily driving with the anti-sway bar attached, you prolly wont need any trimming... for anything else, you'll need some.

    J
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    My friend "muddysub" runs this combo. On the street he would rub sometimes coming into parking lots. We then trimmed them and he doesn't rub at all on the street. We went muddin and it would rub occasionally. Look at his webshots. It has the pics of the trimming and IMO and many others it looks much better with them trimmed.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    i have this set up and i would rub going into parking lots too fast. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/frown.gif i trimmed some and i'm fine now. i'm thinking of going to 6" springs soon though. or a 3" body lift.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    would a two inch body lift solve this problem? that is the set up that i want, but i donmt want to hack the fenders
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    You'll need more than 6" not to rub with no fender trimming and 36s. I'd bet you could even make them rub with 6 + 3 if you didn't trim with the swaybars disconnected.

    If you want a trailer queen, lift it 8-10" to run 36s, otherwise, cut your fenders.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    It might, buy if youre gonna do rocks, it will probably still hit. Mud and trails will probably be OK.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    Trimming fenders is so much fun! No I'm not joking. Just do a little at a time, because you will wan't to trim more. BTW my rig has 35" BFG Muds with 1" ORD body lift and about 1.5" of suspension lift. I rock crawl and my tires do not rub. I'm just whishing I could find some more sheet metal to cut off.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I have 15-35x16.5 TSLs on 9.75x16.5 wheels with 6" springs. It comes real close to the rear of the front fenders at full turn, definitely would hit off-roading.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    i'm seriously thinking about 6" EZ ride fronts and a 4" flip with 2" blocks in the back. and an ORD 1" body lift.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    It's going to be mainly used for extremely casual driving and possibly pulling a boat.

    If I can find time to 4wheel it might be trails - no rocks - not yet anyway.
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    It shouldn't be any problem at all. For the street, just keep the swaybar connected and turn the steering stops all the way out so that turing a corner becomes a 3-point turn. For off-road, simply unbolt the swaybar, front quarter panels and inner fenders. With this weight left behind, you will wheel better, not experience any rubbing and enjoy lower underhood temperatures. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 36\" Super Swamper TSL\'s - QUESTION

    I have 36" Swampers on my 1-ton with a 6" lift. My front tires rubbed on the backside of the fender openings when articulating even the slighted bit. They were fine on pavement, but as soon as I hit the trail, trimming was in order. All I did was trim off a couple inches angled back from the top. It looks quite natural since the crome molding was put back on and covers the sawsall cut.
     

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