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4" lift and 42's???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by denver75k5, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Just curious, how could you run 42"s with only a 4" lift?
    I just saw Drew Barber's 87 suburban in 4 wheel&off road mag (P68). Has anyone else done this?

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Trim trim trim. And maybe a little axle shifting.
    That Suburban was the exact same color as mine, until I painted it.

    Ken H.



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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I'm pretty close to be able to fitting them on mine w/a 3" lift. Can't justify the expense to go up just 2 1/2" in tire, though. Those $150 48's look awful tempting.

    Pete

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Bummer Kit

    <font color=green>Oh man, 4:10's are sure better than 3.08's!</font color=green>
     
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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I was thinking about those 48 inch tires also. They just weigh A LOT!!!! And the tread is only ok. I woudl rather have a bogger or swamper.
    Because of the weight of them, I would be leary of doing it on 1 ton axles.

    Ken H.


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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Other than looking stupid, I suppose you could cut half of your truck away to be able to run 42s with a 4" lift...but you would look like one of the rednecks in the movie Deliverance driving around in that thing!!! LOL!!!

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    You'd have to move the axle forward to keep from rubbing the tub, then cut a bunch of metal out. I think if you did it right the headlights could stay.

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    any pics of your rig, Pete?

    -zakk

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

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

    but you would look like one of the rednecks in the movie Deliverance driving around in that thing!!! LOL!!!

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Who makes the 48s? Clue me on this please. And where do I get them, and web site please. Thanks Dan.

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I'd just like to run 38 inch SX's with a 4 inch lift and keep my inner fenders. Does anybody have any pictures of this? Also, can you still make tight u-turns, or do the tires hit the frame?

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I dont know, that burban looked pretty mean!!!

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I have 42's with a 4" lift
    Alot of fender triming
    I had to remove the front inner fender wells, and will have to remove/modify the rear ones

    Hope this helps

    tom
     
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    Ok, you can't just go sayin' that with out posting some pics! come on that's just torture for us! how much flex do you get? how much hammering did you do to the floor pan? Pics! Pics!

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    The 48s are made by Michelin.
    www.6x6usa.com has them. You can get a set of them, modified rims and tires for $1100. Plus shipping from him. They come in 48 and 52 inch sizes, two differant teads. VERY heavy tires. And they are on 20 inch rims.

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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    Ken,
    I dont feel it would look stupid. I have seen a short bed bogger with about 2 inches of lift with 44 Boggers and it looked real good. Major cutting. Worst part, no travel, but this was a bogger only. Also had MAJOR motor too.

    I am goijg 44s with 8 inches of lift.

    Ken H.


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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    3.5" of lift, no body lift, inner fenders slightly modified. 38.5" SX's, slight rubbing on fenders if suspension gets really crossed up. Tight turns are no problem. <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/008/kd/5n/gp/jl22195.jpg>http://wsphotofews.excite.com/008/kd/5n/gp/jl22195.jpg</a>
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    Re: 4\" lift and 42\'s???

    I didn't mean to affend anyone with my "stupid looking" comment...it just must be a "southern thang" to cut half your truck away to run big tires...sure is cheaper than re-engineering the steering and the expensive lift springs, all things that come with the proper lift size for the tires...a few sawzall blades and your done...just looks too redneck for me, course I've been accused of being a redneck myself...but I do prefer the right size lift for tires with minimal cutting. Oh Geez, why am I rambling on...to each his own!!! PEACE!!

    ken
     

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